Working In And On Your Business: 10 Tips For Finding A Balance

Linda ReyesBlogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Business owners must wear many hats. While they might be the president or CEO, they often also have to take on some less glamorous roles. Especially in the beginning, you have to do a lot of the hard work “in” the business to keep it afloat. However, if you want to grow, you need to make time to work “on”your business and …

15 Effective Methods For Busy Professionals To Master New Skills

Linda ReyesBlogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Forbes Coaches Council CommunityVoice Modern business is in a constant state of flux. To stay flexible and sharp, working professionals and business leaders should also strive to learn new skills to assist in their career growth. Yet, starting and sticking with a skill until mastery is a hard feat to accomplish for busy professionals and entrepreneurs. Below, 15 members of Forbes Coaches …

Networking Your Value Proposition

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

In the last year of market ups and downs and general upheaval in the employment market I have noticed a few interesting trends. Focusing on networking I have noticed that many executives are:
1. Willing to network and reach out more than ever. This is a positive trend and it shows me that executives do not feel that what they have is guaranteed and that they have to get outside of their comfort zone to reach out and grow.
2. Working to network even if they are employed. Again, executives who are employed now have shown more interest in networking for their longterm career (this may have to do with the feeling that no one feels secure. They are now getting outside of their comfort zone to create new relationships and are often more open about those who are reaching out to them.
3. Networking by trial and error if they are unemployed. This is a generally negative sign. It shows that executives in transition may be confident in their skill set but when forced to network for extended periods can become stagnant and repeat mistakes.