This Week in Business Strategies
May 6, 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.
4 Signs You Need a Customer Engagement Platform – Business.com
Spurred largely by the convergence of e-commerce and social media, consumer expectations for digital retail are on the rise. While it's not always easy for brands to contend with sky-high expectations, the best businesses are seeing this as an opportunity to earn a loyal, engaged customer base. However, for consumers to engage with a brand, the brand has to first engage with consumers.
Burnout is something that has been around most likely since the beginning of time and will continue to exist--especially with the work and "hustle-centric" culture we live in. When Gates asked about the possibility of experiencing burnout before 30, he replied that he wasn't worried about it. Here's his reasoning.
Whenever you discuss work-life issues, you probably spend a lot of time talking about having appropriate boundaries and how to say “no.” However, you may want to decline less often and say “yes” more of the time–because saying “yes” is the fastest route to developing your talents and growing your career.
What to Do After an Uncomfortable Conversation with a Coworker – Harvard Business Review
We’ve all experienced those conversations where we not only regret our words, but when our actions incite reactions from others, sweeping us into a negative spiral which seems hard to reverse.
How to Ensure a Competitive Streak Won't Bulldoze Other People – Darling Magazine
We’ve probably all seen this happen before. Success in competition, if not handled properly, can lead to arrogance, to an inability to sympathize or to hard-heartedness. But overall, competition yields positive results; it helps us hone our skill set, build character and become a better version of ourselves.