July 2014

Jul 25 2014

10 Management Traits that Make People Quit

I believe, “people quit bosses, not jobs”, So when I recently posted a Career Bliss Infographic on the traits of a disengaged employee, I got some push back with this comment,” if someone is that disgruntled, it’s usually the manager's fault”.  Fair point.  So what are the characteristics of the kind of boss that will have you head for the door?

Jul 18 2014

5 Reasons Start-Ups Fail

Here’s an interesting statistic: over 6 million new businesses get started every year,(Forbes). But even more telling is that after 5 years, only half of those businesses survive. As a commercial banker, I worked with a variety of companies for over 25 years.  I've witnessed lots of reasons some of them failed, but when it comes to the smaller, more entrepreneurial ventures there are a few common denominators:

 

Jul 11 2014

How Game of Thrones is Like Corporate America

I tried to watch the ubiquitous Game of Thrones when it first came out.  But the myriad of characters, the special language used and constant change in direction completely confused me. Sound familiar?