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Archive for 'Organizational Culture'

3 Ways Tech Makes International Business Easy

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial series. Enjoy! – Kimberly The emergences of the web and email have smoothed the path for international entrepreneurs since the 90s. As technology made instant international communication child’s play and the web developed to become a global marketplace, opportunities have multiplied further. Now there are several ways organisations of all […]

Be a CEO Who Cares: How to Show Team Spirit in the Office

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly Great work environments take time to build. Even if you are the best CEO in the US, you won’t get much done without a positive team spirit behind you. It’s important to ensure that your office is a positive and collaborative space, in which you are […]

5 Reasons to Hire Employees with an Entrepreneurial Spirit

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly Innovative. Dynamic. Agile. These are the qualities that many business leaders want their companies to embody. But the larger a business grows, the more its employee culture tends to weaken into a complacent group of passengers waiting for someone else to take the driver’s seat. Shake off that […]

5 Essential Tips for Startups to Grow Big

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly “Nothing is as great as succeeding at an early age.” Never welcome your early success as if you’ve achieved your goals, instead take it as just the beginning of the uphill struggle that you need to continue doing. Settings up your own business might have been in your […]

How to Be the Boss that Employees Love

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly Happy, motivated and engaged employees are at the heart of any successful business. When an employee is fully engaged with their job and enjoys the work that they do, they will be much more likely to care about the success of the business as a whole, and this […]

Digital Nomads & The Remote Work Revolution (Infographic)

Contributed article in our business series. (Originally posted here.) Enjoy! – Kimberly Back in 1990 barely anyone classed themselves as a freelancer or telecommuter. Sure there were independent contractors, but computers and the internet were almost exclusively an office based phenomenon, and those that did have cell phones could literally only make phone calls. When AOL […]

The Stories We Tell: Creating and Perpetuating Your Corporate DNA

(Originally posted on projectconnections.com) Recently, several of my clients have become extremely interested in exploring what they call their “corporate DNA.” At first I resisted, because I was concerned that this metaphor implied that they were incapable of changing. But for the most part, this model is being used to explore the unique identity of […]

What is Design Thinking? A Powerful Methodology for Projects, but NOT “Thinking About Design”!

(Originally posted on projectconnections.com) Why do simple and effective approaches to getting things done often become obscured by jargon? For example, way back in the last century when I worked at HP we experienced big changes in the business environment.  Although layoffs are common at HP these days, back then everyone I knew believed that HP had […]

How to Lead Effectively. Video Blog 3 by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

How can you lead effectively when you’re promoted? You have 2 ears and 1 mouth, so use them in that ratio! Start by listening, collaboratively set clear goals, and work together as a real team, not just a group of people jockeying for position, power and status. Check out Kimberly’s 1 minute view on this. […]

The Difference Between Leadership and Management. Video Blog 2 by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

How is leadership different from management? The cynical answer is “Lead people, manage cows.” People don’t want to be managed. Kimberly shares her scrappy view in this 1 minute video. * Thanks to Japjot Sethi of Gloopt for making this professional video! There are many terrific places to learn about leadership and management including “Open […]