3 Startup Financing Myths You Should Avoid

Leading Blog

I F you are building a startup, you’ll find no shortage of people who are willing to give you advice, particularly when it comes to raising financing. For some entrepreneurs, raising financing can seem like a full time job, particularly in these trying times. My first institutional financing came from people who were in the “MIT” network. These are just some of the many myths that are given as advice when entrepreneurs are trying to raise financing.

August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Joel Garfinkle of the Career Advancement Blog shared L eadership in Turbulent Times: 9 Ways to Embrace Change. Development. The post August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival appeared first on Lead Change.

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July 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Development. Julie Winkle Giulioni contributed The Multiple Intelligences Required to Facilitate Career Development Today. What about in your finances, or in your relationships?

Guest Post: Keeping Your Finances Afloat While Working From Home

Survive Your Promotion

Finances are one of those issues. Where income is the life source of finances while working at home, billing is the vehicle through which that income arrives. is a small business owner who for quite some time worked from his home and developed a system that is briefly detailed here in order to stay as productive and efficient as possible in an environment that can easily pull focus away from the work at hand. photo credit: Jeremy Levine Design.

Money-Making Job Opportunities in Accounting Career: Exploratory Guide

Strategy Driven

This title demands a deep understanding of finance, and it requires, at the least, a four-year bachelor’s degree in accounting. The accounting field offers space for professional development. JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN ACCOUNTING CAREER. Bookkeepers focus on details as their job requires them to be precise and active with the wide variety of tasks related to finances. Professional Development business management Forensic Accounting strategydriven

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Where Are All The Great Careers? Hiding Right Here.

Rich Gee Group

We all know the common and famous careers out there. Did you know there are many great career paths that are ‘hidden’ from the normal news mainstream? Careers we probably know exist if we really thought about it, but we tend to forget them when we look at the entire career picture. All the military benefits and living by the ocean or water your entire career with very few exceptions. Decent career path to management or senior tech.

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How to Turn Traveling the World into a Career

Strategy Driven

The biggest obstacle people face when torn between staying and leaving is usually their finances. You just finished reading How to Turn Traveling the World into a Career ! The post How to Turn Traveling the World into a Career appeared first on StrategyDriven. Practices for Professionals Professional Development career management strategydriven

Can You Afford to Change Your Career?

Harvard Business

Who wouldn’t want a meaningful career and better balance between work and home? For many of us, it’s finances that keep us from making a career change. We worry and wonder: What would a career change do to our bank accounts? anniepaddington/Getty Images.

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It

Harvard Business

We are now in the era of “do-it-yourself” career development. During my 11 years at PepsiCo, mostly during the 1990s, “personal development” was treated as a major company initiative. Unfortunately, organizations today are unknowingly leaving employees with skill gaps and blind spots that can derail careers and organizational effectiveness. Here are six things you can do to take control of your own career. Drawn Ideas/Getty Images.

Leadership Development and Educating our Young :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Categories : Women On Business , Work-Home Life , Workplace Issues , personal development Contact Sylvia Lafair, author of Dont Bring It To Work: Breaking the Family Patterns that Limit Success at sylvia@ceoptions.com.

How to Make the Business Case for Change

Lead Change Blog

Determine the budget lines that will pay for your proposal or describe the financing for it. Professional Development change strategy business leadership career development change leadership lead change Leadership DevelopmentMcKinsey & Company’s research suggests that 70 percent of change efforts fall short of their objectives or fail altogether.

A Simple Way to Map Out Your Career Ambitions

Harvard Business

It’s easy to be confused about how to grow in your career. My experience with even the most successful global companies is that they’re between average and poor at developing future talent. Development matters. Leadership & Developing People Book.

A guide to great development moves

Great Leadership By Dan

Changing jobs is an often used and effective way to develop new leadership capabilities. While job changes can be a powerful catalyst for development, they can also lead to the derailment of a promising high potential leader. This guide was developed as a way to ensure successful 2X2X2 executive developmental job changes and be a vaccination against possible derailment. Lessons and Advice Development and results Development assignments are not a free ride.

Glass Elevators: Why Elevator Speeches Matter

Let's Grow Leaders

Until… a good friend of mine in Finance (p.s. always have a good friend in Finance) batted the conversation my way. Own Your Own Career Take Risks being real career development elevator speech mentoring mentors networking risk taking straight talkYesterday I attended an important meeting with important people. I was not scheduled to speak. A gift. What’s our channel’s mission? How are our results? What’s our team best at?

Leadership Skills: You and $$$$$$$

Women on Business

Our romance with money belongs in every leadership development program on the planet. Career Development Communications decision-making Finance Leadership Management personal development Women On Business Work-Home Life business business communications Communication Patterns work-life balanceFor the love of money! One of the best leadership teachers in any era comes in the form of paper or metal. We love it , hate it , covet it , or disdain it.

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The Cost of Business

Women on Business

Books for Businesswomen business development Businesswomen Bloggers Career Development Communications customer service decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Human Resources Issues job satisfaction Leadership Management Online Business personal development Strategy Uncategorized

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Avoiding The 5 Mistakes That Can End Your Leadership Career (before it even gets started)

Terry Starbucker

That was the bomb that nearly killed my leadership career, just as it was just getting started. And, he wanted to finance it privately, without taxpayer money. My boss wanted three layers of them, to satisfy the needs of all the business and political players that wanted to wine and dine their clients, and, more importantly, to help finance the place. That was Mistake #1 on the road to near career killing.

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3 Ways to Use MOOCs to Advance Your Career

Harvard Business

Maybe you can show off your new knowledge of finance by helping with your department’s budget. Or if you’re learning mobile app development, you can demonstrate what you’ve learned by building an app as a side project. Why wouldn’t you find a way to use it to improve your skills and career? Career planning Managing yourself Digital Article

Navigating the Emotional Side of a Career Transition

Harvard Business

Let me begin this post with a personal confession: Although I’ve talked with many managers about career transitions over the years, I’ve never had a career transition myself until now. All things considered (interests, age, health, finances), early 2016 seemed like the right time. Staying with one firm for an entire career is unusual amid today’s serial job progressions and longer life spans.

Six Types of Stakeholders Leaders Need to Influence

Career Advancement

Jackie had just accepted a promotion and was working to develop a grasp of whom she needed to influence in her organization. Her mentor helped her to map out the key people she needed to influence at this stage in her career, and this is what they came up with. Plus, these executives often have direct influence over promotions, so gaining influence with them is critical to career advancement. Finance departments. “Leadership is not about a title or a designation.

How Military Veterans Can Turn Their Skills into a Corporate Career

Harvard Business

Transitioning from a military career to the corporate world can be a fraught process for the nearly 360,000 U.S. In addition to networking their way into new professional circles and learning new cultural mores, veterans have to face down the even more fundamental questions: what career will best suit them? “I felt very intimidated” by undergraduate classmates who had gone into more traditional corporate careers, he told me.

The Most Dangerous Way to Measure Success

Let's Grow Leaders

” I was sure my new friend, Laura, (not her real name) was going to tell me about tight finances, a booked business calendar, or kid’s soccer schedules. But then I would come to the convention and see how much everyone else was doing to build their speaking career, and I would get depressed thinking of all the things I should be doing. I couldn’t resist: “You might really enjoy my e-book on developing leadership in kids… it’s free.

CEOs Who Began Their Careers During Booms Tend to Be Less Ethical

Harvard Business

” Imagine you were sitting in the audience that day, about to begin constructing your career. For instance, people who entered adulthood during economic depressions tend to be attuned to economic and national security throughout their adult lives , and particularly cautious with their personal and professional finances. CEOs who began their careers in prosperous times tend to use riskier financial strategies than CEOs who first entered the workforce in recessions.

End-of-the-Year Tax Tips for Last Minute Savings

Women on Business

— Perry Sheraw is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at eBusiness Appraisals, a top online source for business valuations and strategy. Still an active writer in the business and financial investing fields, Perry began her writing career at the Cincinnati Enquirer as a Personal Finance and Business reporter. Finance Guest Posts end of year tax tips tax tipsGuest Post by Perry Sheraw (learn more about Perry at the end of this post).

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Be an Advocate for Yourself :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Mentoring is defined as career advice and guidance and sponsorship is advocacy. High performing women need to take control of their own career advancement. Communicate your intention to advance your career. Here’s the bottom line: you need to take control of your career.

Learn How to Manage Stress

Coaching Tip

Coupled with this, we sometimes stagger under the weight of our personal burdens, everything from managing the home to maintaining relationships, handling workplace issues, addressing health concerns, finances, and day-to-day decisions. Source: When Doing It All Won't Do: A Self-Coaching Guide for Career Women--Workbook Edition--Paperback .

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The 5 Mistakes That Nearly Killed My Career (And Can Save Yours)

Terry Starbucker

” That was the bomb that nearly killed my career. And, he wanted to finance it privately, without taxpayer money. My boss wanted three layers of them, to satisfy the needs of all the business and political players that wanted to wine and dine their clients, and, more importantly, to help finance the place. “They can’t see the scoreboard? What, ARE YOU KIDDING ME????”

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What are the best business management courses?

Strategy Driven

A business degree is generally considered a significant investment that can skyrocket your business career growth. Product development. Finance. MS in E-commerce – Through this course, students will develop an understanding of E-commerce management and electronic services.

How to Build a Meaningful Career

Harvard Business Review

Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? Here are principles you can follow to find a career — and a specific job —­ you don’t just enjoy, but love. You might find it rewarding to advance the math skills of 80 students in one year, or build six desalination plants over the course of your career. When you’re already deep into a career. Buckle down on your finances.

High Performing Organizations

Coaching Tip

Despite the diverse range of industries--business, sports, technology, finance, education, and the arts--each of these successful institutions share a common bond: they are world-class industry leaders and have repeatedly outperformed their competition. "At POWERHOUSE provides a four-pillar approach to developing high performance: Plan Establishing and maintaining a vision/mission for the organization.

The Five Most Valuable Leadership Skills

Lead Change Blog

Organization is also a deciding factor behind our ability to handle practical tasks in our day-to-day functioning and is directly related to time management, finances and planning. It has also been demonstrated that people who take initiative at work are more likely to build successful careers and find themselves in leading positions in society. Leadership Development Character-based Leadership Growth Leadership Self Development

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What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Harvard Business Review

“After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. The truth is, it’s difficult to advise kids about how careers really work today and how to get any job, much less a great job. So what should you do — and not do — when it comes to helping your kids with their careers? Honest answers to these kinds of questions will help guide them to the career paths more suited to them.

Lifestorming: Creating the Life You Want

Leading Blog

Lifestorming: Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life presents life as a journey without a “there.” The goal for each of us is to take on life and enjoy it immensely by developing the required character and engaging in it enormously. For example, don’t gamble with finances, time, health, or relationships. Lifestorming pack years of experience into one book. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *.

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5 Leadership Lessons I Learned by Walking the Camino de Santiago

Leading Blog

While I was walking the Camino, I thought a lot about my career and the leadership lessons I had learned. That book, Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide their Teams to Exceptional Results (Career Press), was named a Top 20 Leadership Book of 2016. He holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School. Prince can be reached at www.victorprince.com. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *. Leadership Development

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First Look: Leadership Books for August 2020

Leading Blog

What gets the ball rolling when we’re feeling stuck in our careers? We grew up learning how to "play the game," and we expected the rules to remain the same as we took our first job, started a family, saw our children grow up, and went into retirement with our finances secure. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here.

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Getting Past a Career Setback: An Example and a Test

Harvard Business Review

Managers often think about their careers in terms of winning and losing. But what about those whose careers are sidetracked or derailed when passed over for a key assignment or big promotion? Are these “losers” out of the running for career advancement, or can they regain their footing, refocus their sights, and continue to rise? Very few managerial careers proceed upward in a straight line. The lesson here is that careers aren’t just about “winning.”

When to Leave Your Company to Advance Your Career

Harvard Business Review

Which do you need to develop? Talented managers often get frustrated by their pace of career advancement, sign on with a new company, and run into the same problems that were an obstacle in their prior organization. For example, Frank was a highly-skilled finance manager who advanced quickly early in his career based on his technical knowledge and desire for results. Career planning Managing yourself

5 Lessons from an Office on the Edge

Mills Scofield

Employee of the Month, annual Family Days, professional development stipends, the distribution of meat to field staff at the end of Ramadan, and FedEx Days are all ways we have built this culture of compensation beyond bottom line. For me, this is a positive development. As Executive Director, he is responsible for crafting Mali Health’s strategic vision, communications, programs, financing, and fundraising.

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Broaden your outlook for the next promotion


I spent twelve years of my career in Human Resources without a performance evaluation or any kind of feedback from my managers in that time. Start here by considering: Developing relationships: Who can help you to broaden? Get known by those who can help, listen to their advice and develop relationships with them so that they can advise you on what you need to learn. Learning and development

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Five Mistakes We Make at Networking Events

Women on Business

This is the beginning of developing a network that will bring you business.

Know Your History, Purpose and Direction


Finally, it has forced me to think about and clearly articulate answers to the excellent questions that Maddy had developed. To explain this concept, Sinek has developed what he calls the “Golden Circle,”. 1) When developing, maintaining and growing my business, I have focused heavily on the ‘why’. When working with my clients it is this type of understanding that comes from increasing self-awareness and honesty with self that is the baseline for development and growth.

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Does Your Wellbeing Need a Boost?

Leading Blog

Gallup scientists have determined that there are five universal and interdependent elements of wellbeing that differentiate a thriving life from one spent suffering: Career : liking what you do every day (Tip: Every day, use your strengths.). You can structure your finances to minimize the worry caused by debt. Personal Development

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Develop Your Company’s Cross-Functional Capabilities

Harvard Business Review

Instead, our interviews found a willingness to let organizational forms and structures evolve naturally, developing in line with the identity of the enterprise. You’ll often find customer relationship management within marketing, budgeting within finance, supply-chain management within operations, outsourcing within procurement, training within HR, and new product development within R&D. Most companies struggle to differentiate themselves.