Your Competition Isn’t Who You Think It Is

In developing a SWOT analysis, business owners are taught to identify and evaluate the venture’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Often, these entrepreneurs detail what they know about the competitors, and devise plans to upstage, or eliminate, the threat to the company. But, what if your competition isn’t who you think it is? I am not trying to diminish the importance of knowing which companies … Continue reading Your Competition Isn’t Who You Think It Is

The Reasons Likeable People Succeed

I recall a rather animated conversation about ten years ago with my Sorority Sister and mentor about how much likeability has to do with success within an organizational framework. My assertion was that, yes, being liked contributed to potential success, such as being elected to leadership roles, but I also believed that a person could rise through the ranks if he or she showed acumen or potential, whether … Continue reading The Reasons Likeable People Succeed