Entries by Bill Prettyman

How to Inspire Employee Trust

Perhaps the single most important cornerstone for any organization is trust — between partners, employees, and teams. It runs through every layer of business, from the CEO to the customer. In a recent Inc.com post, contributor Laura Garnett interviewed Lee Burgage, chief people officer at the Motley Fool. Burgage shared his perspectives on how the […]

Five Morning Rituals for a Productive Day

Business owners can sometimes struggle with staying productive, and accomplishing more every day. Combine long hours, ample opportunities for digital and social media distraction, as well as poor time management, and the result is slipping work performance and a lot of wasted effort. In a recent Entrepreneur post, James Reinhart, co-founder of thredUp.com, gives five […]

The Art of Effective Feedback

As a business leader, you’ll occasionally be called upon to provide feedback to vendors, employees, and partners. Good, honest feedback is essential to reinforcing good behaviors and correcting bad ones, but what makes some business leaders so effective at providing quality feedback? In a recent Entrepreneur post, Gwen Moran explores five key elements of effective […]

Six Metrics to Boost Your Sales

Sales are the cornerstone of any business, but increasing sales doesn’t need to be difficult if you know which metrics to track closely. Dave Lavinsky, co-founder of Growthink and an Entrepreneur contributor, outlines six metrics that can help you boost your sales.

HR Leaders: What You Shouldn’t Do in 2014

Most business and leadership advice focuses on the things you should do, rather than the things you shouldn’t. In a recent post on peoplematters.in, contributor Andrew Warren Smith suggests HR leaders start practicing the idea of limiting choices, and reinvesting recaptured time and energy into other priorities. To begin narrowing down areas of focus for […]

Ten Traits of Great Innovators

One of the keys to sustained business success is understanding and embracing innovation. All organizations — and not just the Googles and the Apples of the world — can become innovative, but it can be challenging for some business leaders to see innovation in their teams and businesses. In a recent Forbes post, contributor Rebecca […]