Problem Solving

Franchise

The Truth About the Support Franchisees Will Get After Opening for Business

Make sure your expectations for support from the franchisor don't exceed the scope of what's in the franchise agreement.

Franchise

How to Stay Calm and Get Clarity During Stressful Times

Mental discipline is essential for good leadership. It's also the key to becoming a wealthy franchisee.

Franchise

The Most Common Problems Franchisees Face — And How Smart Leaders Deal With Them

All franchises will face similar issues. Successful operators find the right solutions by having the right mindset.

Growing a Business

Want More Customers? Use This Simple 5-Step Process to Create an Irresistible Pitch

It's not hard to get customers to "yes" if you know what they need.

Growing a Business

Why Problems Are More Powerful Than Products

Companies spend big budgets on promoting products, but sales come from focusing on what really drives decisions.

Thought Leaders

The Question Every Business Owner Needs to Ask Themselves (But Doesn't).

Stack resources behind what is going right in your business to unlock new levels of success.

Branding

Your Brand Definitely Has a Voice. But Is It the One You Want?

"What kind of brand voice conveys such a crazy ambitious mission?" Six founders on figuring out what their brand should sound like.

Growing a Business

This $12 Billion Startup Nearly Imploded. When the Founders Revealed Their Wild Plan to Save It, Their Team Was Like, 'Whaaat?'

Brex made a corporate credit card that was a runaway success. But when they started making a bunch of other stuff, things went south. So they came up with an ambitious plan to reverse course.

Leadership

4 Telltale Signs Your Business Has Deep-Rooted Issues That Need Addressed

While you can't always prevent conflict or frustration among your stakeholders, you can do a lot to create a driven, focused environment that breeds respect and success.

Resumes & Interviewing

Expose ChatGPT Resumes and Uncover Real Talent Using These 5 Effective Strategies

How to cut through the noise of artificial intelligence-infused application submissions for mining real talent.

Thought Leaders

How ChatGPT and the Six-Hat Method Present a Powerful Framework for Effective Problem-Solving

The unique power that ChatGPT offers empowers the six thinking hats. The six hats, conversely, create a framework for writing detailed prompts that elevates the usefulness of ChatGPT taking prompt engineering to the next level in a structured way.

Leadership

How to Get Unstuck From Stress and Find Solutions Inside Yourself

Executive coach and author Susan S. Freeman discusses finding a healthy problem-solving mindset in her new book, 'Inner Switch: 7 Timeless Principles to Transform Modern Leadership.'

Leadership

How do You Turn Employees Into Problem-Solvers? Follow This 3-Step Leadership Formula.

As leaders, we need to solve company problems effectively. We often have the urge to fix everything quickly, but is this system of problem-solving really sustainable?

Leadership

3 Excellent Problem Statement Examples

A problem statement aims to identify a problem and find a solution. Continue reading for how to write one and examples to base yours on.

Branding

Do You Judge People With Personal Brands? Here's Another Way to Think About It.

Maybe you see personal brands as indulgent and self-centered, or a waste of time better spent on other tasks. But consider this.