Networking 101: Making Connections for Your Startup

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 9, 2015

Jobseekers are often told that it’s not what you know, but who you know. A similar axiom might apply for startups. Having immense industry knowledge and niche expertise is important—but ultimately, it’s having connections that can spell the difference between boom and bust.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanNetworking 101: Making Connections for Your Startup

Are You Wasting Time in Your Team Meetings?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 1, 2015

In recent years, there has been something of a backlash against team meetings. Do a quick Google search and you will find plenty of articles arguing that meetings are nothing but wasted time—and that they should be altogether abolished!

Of course, this is an overstatement.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanAre You Wasting Time in Your Team Meetings?

How to Engage New Employees on Your Team

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 16, 2015

It’s tough being the new guy. That’s true when you’re in grade school and it’s still true when you’re a grown-up: Coming into a new workplace environment—especially one with a tight-knit team dynamic—can be challenging, and more than a little daunting.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow to Engage New Employees on Your Team

Does Your Team Have Direction?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 12, 2015

Does your team have direction?

It’s important for you team to have direction. That that means it is important for them to have an understanding of what you want as a leader with regards to specific projects and what you want the outcomes to be.… Read more...

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Leading an Employee Who Isn’t a Team Player

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 9, 2015

You’re committed to building a work environment of collaboration and teamwork—a work environment in which all your employees work together to reach common goals. The problem is, you have one employee who simply doesn’t share your team mindset.

That’s where it may fall to you to step up and show some leadership—proactively working to bring that employee into the fold and instill in him or her the central fact that, in your business, teamwork is non-negotiable.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanLeading an Employee Who Isn’t a Team Player

What’s the Difference Between a Boss and a Leader?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on May 26, 2015

The words leader and boss may have pretty similar dictionary definitions—but in the business worlds, their practical distinctions are crucial.

Just think about their connotations. Most of us think of a boss as someone who makes demands, yells at us when we screw up, and ultimately has the power to fire us at will.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanWhat’s the Difference Between a Boss and a Leader?

4 Mistakes You’re Making as You Try to Connect with People

by Dr. Rick Goodman on May 20, 2015

You know how to communicate—but do you know how to connect? And you know how to speak—but are you sure you’re listening, and giving others a reason to listen to you?

These might seem like rudimentary skills, but in our age of social media and smartphones, they’re practically endangered!… Read more...

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Dr. Rick Goodman4 Mistakes You’re Making as You Try to Connect with People