This Week in Business Strategies

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Feb. 25, 2019—To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, Ratchet+Wrench has compiled a short list of essential business-building material from some of its favorite sources.

7 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Manager (and Up Your Leadership Skills) – Inc

Being a better manager is a moving target, but one absolutely worth aiming at. If you want excellent leadership skills, you can get there, but you've got to know what to focus on.

A 5-Step Approach to Commanding More Attention in a Competitive Industry – Entrepreneur

There is only so much attention to go around in any industry, so positioning both your personal brand and company correctly is extremely important if you want a piece of the action.

What Are the Top 10 Soft Skills for the Future of Work – Forbes

Previous studies have argued that a sufficient investment in more human, softer skills such as leadership, creativity, emotional intelligence and critical thinking would significantly reduce the number of jobs lost to automation. If investment in training for these skills could be doubled, then the number of jobs at risk from automation would fall from 10 percent to 4 percent.

5 Ways Bosses Can Reduce the Stigma of Mental Health at Work – Harvard Business Review

Experts tell us that one in four adults will struggle with a mental health issue during his or her lifetime. At work, those suffering—from clinical conditions or more minor ones—often hide it for fear that they may face discrimination from peers or even bosses. These stigmas can and must be overcome. 

11 Great Books for Anyone Who Wants to Get Ahead in Business – Inc

Continuous self-improvement is a pursuit which high achievers consistently follow. And one of the best ways to get better is to learn from the wisdom of others as laid out in a book. 



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