Just a few years ago this concept would be anathema to anyone running a company. Let your employees grow? What would you then do to maintain the company running? Where would you get more employees that are needed to do the job?
Finding an event that is beneficial to our community and our business seems like a tall order, something that maybe will steer us away from attempting it, but if we really look around and pay attention to what is going on we can find several ways of hosting or co-hosting an event that will benefit our community and our business.
Starting a business is the scariest thing you will ever do in your life. I promise. It is scarier than becoming a parent, joining the workforce, meeting your love’s family. You will wake up both terrified and invigorated daily. The combination of emotions is the absolute best sensation. The terror you feel daily can be harnessed and used to help you stay motivated, focused, and truly appreciate the freedom your decision has brought you.
You might think that this blog is about trying to see the future, after all, none of us have a working crystal ball or a viewing ability to see into the future. What this blog is all about is to provide us pointers and ideas on what we need to do to survive any curves that the “new normal” may throw at us and how to leverage our resources and knowledge to be prepared for the uncertainties of a post-pandemic future.
It may come as a surprise to some of you that English is not my first language. While it is true that it has been my primary language for over two-thirds of my life, I can honestly say that it was a five-year uphill battle to master.
We have all been there, a project we researched, planned, and executed perfectly fails, a trusted colleague drops the ball, or worse we discover unethical practices in our organization. During my tenure in the nonprofit world, I became an expert at turning failing nonprofits around. Understanding how to stop noncompliance, and fix programming and operations is my specialty. And along this journey, I have learned a lot.
Advocate, probably a word many of us hardly ever hear or think about, is one that can be used as a noun or a verb. The noun is used to define a person that publicly supports or recommends a particular cause, and the verb form is the action taken to publicly support or recommend a cause.