Should Consultants Take Long-Term Contracts?

David A Fields

A consultant asked me the following question: I occasionally receive emails from recruiters on long-term contract opportunities which I can do. They would generate some much needed cash, but it is low hourly pay, entry-level work and takes away from marketing and my reputation. I’m a big fan of taking on contract work as long as you remember the rules: a small amount of […].

Why Online Reputation Management Is Essential In 2021

Strategy Driven

Fortunately, there are ways that you can manage your online reputation to ensure that it remains positive and a true reflection of your business. What Is Your Online Reputation? Your online reputation is made up of reviews and feedback from customers online.


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Reputation And Entrepreneurship- What Startups Can Do To Enhance It

Strategy Driven

Apart from the financial challenges and hard work to be invested, you need to be very careful about managing your reputation at all times. One slip at this stage can throw your reputation off track and your company may never be able to take off.

3 Essentials for Long-Term Success

Ron Edmondson

For long-term success in any area of life you must be: Driven by vision. Values protect your pursuit of the vision from chasing paths that do not fit the heart, history, reputation and DNA of the organization or individuals involved. Do you want your organization to succeed? Do you want to personally succeed in your career? Do you want your marriage to thrive? Vision sets the direction you will move.

How To Build A Reputable Contractor Business

Strategy Driven

As a contractor, your reputation matters and the word will spread quickly about whether or not you know how to do your job. Use the following advice to help you build a reputable and successful contractor business, so your company is around for years to come.

Three Ways to Strengthen Brand Reputation During the Pandemic

CEO Insider

Some B2B tech companies think that in such a crisis situation, no one will be buying their solutions – this is how they end up jeopardizing their long-term market share. During an economic downturn, it’s traditionally the marketing budget that’s first on the chopping block.

How to Invest and Make Money Daily: 9 Key Ideas & Strategies

Strategy Driven

Nine investing options that can bring you both immediate and long term profit. Although this article is about short-term investment, you should still build a solid plan for a long-term perspective. Think Long-Term.

Toyota’s Management History

Deming Institute

To enhance overall planning and, from a long-term perspective, achieve swift and precise decision making and execution through coordination among management structures. Practice ‘Good Thinking, Good Products’ at all times to raise the reputation of Toyota as a maker of quality products. There is still such a long way to go in improving the practice of management. One of the items Toyota highlights on their web site is winning the Deming Prize in 1965.

Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust

Skip Prichard

When the term ‘It’s not about the money’ is used, the real issue is often about face.” Face represents one’s self esteem, self-worth, identity, reputation, status, pride, and dignity. Develop Your Ability to Influence.

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How to Ignite and Sustain Organizational Growth

Skip Prichard

Yet, without the right culture, organizations cannot succeed short term, nor can they endure. Teams with strong positive cultures can weather short-term blows to engagement, such as economic downturns, anxiety over mergers, or increased competition. Culture Spark.

Don’t Trust Your Company’s Reputation to the Quants

Harvard Business Review

We find the debate interesting because it offers a great example of reputation risk – and more specifically, of why such risk has to be assessed both quantitatively and qualitatively. But as damage to institutional reputations becomes a more potent threat, that overwhelmingly quantitative bias won’t serve organizations well. Certainly, business leaders worry about reputation risk. Our warning is that reputation risk management is a special case.

How to Hold onto Your Customers in a Crisis

Leading Blog

I’ve observed companies panicking and doing anything they can to manage short-term cash—and destroying hard-earned relationships at lightning speed. They are letting short-term financial objectives become the North Star in an effort to keep the lights on.

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Three Essential Components of Small Business Sustainability Strategies

CEO Insider

They can improve a brand’s reputation, particularly with younger, socially conscious consumers. It involves reducing a business’s carbon footprint and maintaining long-term operational and financial health. Small business sustainability strategies don’t just promote energy efficiency and social responsibility. They can also help organizations strengthen their position in the marketplace. Sustainability requires a balance of tactics.

6 Tips to Improve Your Hiring Process

Leading Blog

Yet the cost of poor hiring is considerable, not just in terms of hiring unsuitable candidates (time, money, reputation, impact on colleagues) but also in terms of the damage poor hiring processes can have on your organization. Yet we allow unqualified managers to engage in hiring activities that not only may result in poor hiring decisions, and related costs, but also damage your reputation in the hiring, and wider, market place.

Stay Indispensable by Cultivating These Key Ingredients

Leading Blog

Trusting: Nothing fruitful in the long term comes without integrity. Trust is earned with courage over time, and by reputation. I N 1984 a typical business competency would last 30 years. Today, it’s more akin to five.

5 Steps to Build a Disruption Proof Business Model

Great Leadership By Dan

You need a cushion of cash to allow you to focus on the long term. And they may be superusers, people who invest their own time, money and reputation for the good of your organization.

Unexpected Leadership Lessons that Mobsters Can Teach Lawful Leaders

Leading Blog

L EADERSHIP is a broad term, and it applies to those who you might not have a positive perception of — including mobsters. He works with CEOs, boards of directors, and C-suite leaders, helping them align around a clear strategy while understanding reputational and cultural risk.

Everything Start-Ups Need to Know about Cybersecurity

Strategy Driven

A cyber-attack can affect the long-term health of your business in a variety of different ways, such as: Reputational Damage. Reputation is everything in business, especially for young start-ups that have so much to prove.

A Guide to Buying a Commercial Freezer

Strategy Driven

A reputable and qualified supplier is essential to avoid poor performance issues in the future. Most of the ones that offer a long-term investment are more costly, but you shouldn’t let the price dissuade you from buying a quality appliance.

Does Your Brand Pass Muster?

Lead Change Blog

It is your reputation 24/7, 365, and it never switches off. I raised their dilemma at a meeting of senior executive staff and advised them that, as they were seriously pursuing significant change, then part of their journey had to focus on brand and reputation. More particularly, on grasping the nettle of a long-held tradition inherent in their organisation’s name. L — Legs — your new name/brand should have mileage, be viable for a long-term period.

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Importance of Internet Security

Strategy Driven

Reputation. If you do not have decent internet security, then it can hurt your reputation. If your reputation is damaged, then your brand will also be damaged. If you get a reputation for having poor internet security and not looking after customer data, then it can be hard to come back from. Long Term. All of this can effect the long-term future of your company. This can affect the long-term running of your company.

October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

I believe the companies who have the best chance to survive this cataclysmic event, and any future global pandemics, are the ones that already have a set long-term vision for their organization. Have you worked on YOUR long term vision? Jillian summarizes: “ Long-term FIT is more likely to occur when individuals and organizations share a common approach to work and balancing that work with life. Welcome to the October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival!

Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Wellbeing

Great Leadership By Dan

They look out for the long-term interests of colleagues and are unwavering in this quest. In this high performing environment you will witness employee pride in working for a reputable organization. Guest post from Dr. Ian Hesketh and Sir Cary Cooper : Which style of leadership behaviour is the most effective has been the challenge for most executives for many years.

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Thriving Through the Ongoing Pandemic

Michael Lee Stallard

In March 2020, we had hoped this race to extinguish the coronavirus would be a short-distance sprint, yet it has become a long-distance marathon. Their optimism is not wishful thinking and pie in the sky; it’s grounded and based on reputable information.

How To Boost Your Marketing Career

Strategy Driven

While you can know the ins and outs about how to market and develop a company’s reputation, if you don’t excel in communication, then you’ll find that it’s an uphill battle. If you’re going to build a long-term marketing career, then you’ll have to devote yourself to learning.

How to Not Screw Up Your Career– #WinningWell in Fast Company

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re working hard to build a good reputation as a manager. Managers need to lead with confidence, humility, and a long-term focus on building relationships. So you’re taking on new projects and delegating certain tasks to others. You think you’re getting the hang of it, but then you make a remark that seems to rub someone the wrong way—and you aren’t sure why.

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How to Keep Your Business Sustainable

Strategy Driven

At the same time, you have to protect your reputation and ensure that you are making long term plans, instead of simply focusing on surviving from one month to the next. Investing in improving your efficiency and productivity will help you create more value to your customers and maintain your reputation. One of your most valuable talents apart from your reputation is the talent pool and your employees.

3 Ways to Make Power a Good Thing

Lead Change Blog

To rehabilitate power’s reputation from “me and control” to “us and inclusion,” there’s many things leaders can do. To get right with power and lead through capacity as well as control, we have to learn to accept the tension that comes with managing contradictions that are both necessary for success and survival over the long term. I like to ask workshop participants where they got their power. Some say from their jobs; others say from within themselves.

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5 Indications You’re Cut Out for a Job in Customer Service

Strategy Driven

By ensuring high-quality customer service, any organization can build a favorable reputation in their industry, attract new customers, and keep a loyal client base. You Maintain Long-Lasting Relationships.

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A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Leading Blog

Rich Barton: “It’s much more powerful long-term to make up a new word than it is to use a literal word. Fred Wilson: “Reputation is the magnet that brings opportunities to you time and time again. I have found that being nice builds your reputation.” T REN GRIFFIN, who writes the well-read 25iq blog , has assembled a collection of insights for entrepreneurs from some of the most successful venture capitalists and coaches of business founders in the world.

The Worst Mistakes You Can Make at Work

Lead from Within

We all have witnessed or heard stories of inappropriate workplace behavior—not just everyday mistakes or issues, but the kind of things that get people fired and cause long-term career damage. Your reputation depends on keeping your word. You may feel that nothing like that will ever happen to you, but knowledge is the best prevention. Here are nine of the most damaging things you can do on the job: Losing control of your emotions.

Why SEO is important for SaaS businesses

Strategy Driven

Therefore when it comes to SEO SaaS companies have a cost-effective alternative to help generate more web traffic and gain more customers, particularly in the long term. SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is vital for any company with an online presence.

Practicing the Spirit of the Law: Serve Your Customer Better

Strategy Driven

When we build an ethical reputation, we will increase our profits.There is a positive relationship between business ethics and profitability. Even an advertisement that has a negative reference to a competitor can harm your magazine’s or website’s reputation.

The 10 Laws of Trust

Leading Blog

Think long-term. It’s an ongoing conversation that either builds or diminishes your reputation. I N The 10 Laws of Trust , JetBlue Chairman and Stanford Professor Joel Peterson begins by reminding us that “when it comes to building great companies, a leader’s job isn’t to make it to the top of the mountain alone. Instead, the task is to help others reach peaks they want to climb but might not be able to without the help of the leader.” That leaves no room for distrust.

Preview Thursday: Clarity First

Lead Change Blog

Ambiguity is a condition we sink into because it is automatic and it provides short-term benefits that manifest in a number of ways. The short-term benefits of ambiguous organizational behaviors come at enormous long-term cost. It allows product quality issues to persist to the point of costly and reputation-sapping recalls, or market-share erosion. Best of Books Karen Martin short term benefit Ambiguity clarity

Before You Open a Business…

Leading Blog

Looking back on my journey, I feel buoyed by this quote from investor Charlie Munger: “It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent.” Entrepreneurs reputedly enjoy taking risks.

May 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Erik summarizes: “ Research shows that high-performance organizations view ERG participation to be more effective than formal development programs in terms of developing a variety of leadership skills. Ignoring it will only make matters worse, and will eventually impact team productivity, results, employee satisfaction, and the leader’s reputation. Here are ways you can ensure your company can get and keep good employees to meet your short and long-term goals.

Saving Face – How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust

Leading with Trust

As long as you have a heartbeat and breath in your lungs, you will have the desire to be appreciated, honored, and trusted in your relationships with others. Face is important, says Hu-Chan, because it represents a person’s self-esteem, reputation, status, and dignity.

What Happens When a Leader Stops Communicating

Lead from Within

And every drop in performance carries a cost in reputation and success. As I said, he’s a stubborn man—but he’s smart about business, and the last thing he wanted was for his organization to lose its reputation and success. Poor communication between you and your employees, on the other hand, can have serious long-term consequences for your organization. He was a great businessman, but stubborn.

Effective Questions Promote Effective Brainstorming

Ron Edmondson

Perhaps there has been some major fall out and the team has suffered damage, either financially, in reputation or in morale. How much did it cost us – in capital, momentum, morale and reputation? What are the long-term and the short-term ramifications?

2020 Top CHRO List – The People Leaders To Watch

N2Growth Blog

Anyone familiar with Microsoft knows they have a reputation for attracting some of the best talent in the market, but more than attracting talent, they’ve very successfully deployed that talent to create amazing market outcomes.

The Advantages Of Outsourced IT Support For Small Businesses

Strategy Driven

Furthermore, IT companies are well aware that their reputation depends on their performance. By doing so, you’ll find an IT partner that is focused on enhancing your short and long-term success.

Building A Friendly Digital Marketing Plan For 2021

Strategy Driven

People put trust and faith into a company that has a good online reputation, a good website, easy contact information and they can see what other people are saying about the brand too. And this investment is long-term.