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Five Keys to Good Leadership

ARMA Inc. - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Five keys to leadership via Entrepreneur:

Quoted: Tony Hsieh

ARMA Inc. - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Obstacles and Solutions

ARMA Inc. - Friday, March 13, 2015


Obstacles and solutions via the Main Street Forum at Small Business Trends. One insight we loved:

Education is Critical For Success

Christopher Hollins shared that there is such a low barrier to start a business and it’s important to have a guide or mentor to help them succeed. Small business ownership requires so many decisions and responsibilities to go right – in order to last. David Bobbitt of SCORE shared that SCORE fills this void through their national counselling services to small businesses all across the United States.

Five Snappy #Smallbiz Tips

ARMA Inc. - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This graphic had five quick tips that really appealed to us.  Especially number five!

Traits of Great Entrepreneurs #infographic

ARMA Inc. - Wednesday, March 04, 2015

What makes for a great entrepreneur?  An infographic tries to put it into words:

#GovCon on Twitter

ARMA Inc. - Friday, February 27, 2015

Some of the latest posts on #GovCon on Twitter:

Inspiration: BRCK

ARMA Inc. - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Motivating your Employees

ARMA Inc. - Wednesday, February 18, 2015

 

The Young Entrepreneur Council has some great ideas on motivating your employees and improving workplace morale. One area they have great thoughts is in relation to giving authentic feedback.

  • Acknowledge progress: Recognizing when your team has reached significant milestones will undoubtedly keep individuals performing at their best. Acknowledgment not only builds confidence in struggling students but also signals to team members that you notice and appreciate their hard work.
  • Give meaningful praise: Don’t offer insincere praise just for the sake of encouragement. You should, however, praise individuals for devoting extra care to a project. Students and adults sense when someone is genuine. Authenticity strengthens the relationship between you and your team.
  • Reward accomplishments: Reward hard work to show your team members you value them and appreciate their effort. This can include monetary rewards, time off, or special recognition. Note that this process is different from simply throwing money at unmotivated team members — you’re recognizing behavior you want to continue.
For the rest of the article, head over to Forbes.

Quoted on Success

ARMA Inc. - Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ways to Network for Introverts

ARMA Inc. - Friday, February 13, 2015

If the idea of networking at a conference gives you social anxiety, Te-Erika Patterson has some great ideas for succeeding in your own style.  Here are her bullet points.  Head over to the blog for the full story.

1. Join online groups for professionals.

2. Create your own community.

3. Host online webinars.

4. Create a digital-media platform.


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