Dealing With Ambiguity: The New Business Imperative

by Stefania Croci • July 5, 2017

Change is the only certainty in this world today and the pace of change is ever increasing. We all know that change isn’t easy. Every day that passes we need to deal with an increasing amount of ambiguity. Ambiguity creates complexity and means decision making is difficult. Ambiguity creates uncertainty and stress. However, to be […]

The Different Cultures of Leadership

by Stefania Croci • June 30, 2017

Cultural differences in leadership styles often create unexpected misunderstandings. Americans, for example, are used to thinking of the Japanese as hierarchical while considering themselves egalitarian. Yet the Japanese find Americans confusing to deal with. Although American bosses are outwardly egalitarian—encouraging subordinates to use first names and to speak up in meetings—they seem to the Japanese […]

How to Improve Your Sales Skills, Even If You’re Not a Salesperson

by Stefania Croci • June 1, 2017

At some point in your career, even if you’re not a salesperson, you’re going to have to sell something — whether it’s your idea, your team, or yourself. So how can you improve your sales skills, especially if you don’t pitch people often? What should you focus on first? And what should you do if […]

9 Ways to Get Your Colleagues to Respect You

by Stefania Croci • June 1, 2017

“Early in your career it’s important to learn how to become happy in the work environment and how to be respected for what you do as a young professional.” R-E-S-P-E-C-T: It’s something that we all aim to earn in our workplaces. Sure, it’s nice to be liked and to be able to make lots of […]

7 Big Fears You Need to Overcome If You Want to Be Successful

by Stefania Croci • June 1, 2017

Don’t let them hold you back! If you want to succeed live in life, you must overcome your biggest fears. Some fears hold us back more than others. The nasty ones are like straight-jackets that restrain our abilities, making our dreams an impossibility. To be successful, you need to confront them head on. Here are […]

Management Is All in the Timing

by Stefania Croci • June 1, 2017

The most successful leaders are highly aware of their colleagues’ pace and sense of urgency — and continually adapt to them. The pace of business keeps hastening, as advanced technology hypercharges the speed at which data and business opportunities emerge, in addition to increasing the amount and accessibility of those things. Fundamental shifts in market […]

90% Of Top Performers Have It. Do You?

by Stefania Croci • May 25, 2017

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success. Decades of research […]

10 Winning Habits of Highly Charismatic People That You Can Adopt Too

by Stefania Croci • May 24, 2017

I had often wondered how some people just seem to have it all together. These people are good at communicating, energizing and motivating others. It is something we truly cannot define, but some people just have it. It’s called charisma. Natural charisma could lose its impact especially when you add familiarity. However, some people are […]