Why is Creativity Important in the Workplace?

Creativity in the workplace has become a “must have”. Today we operate in a highly competitive, global environment, making creativity crucial. You might be wondering what does creativity do for a business or organization? It is creativity that keeps your business moving forward with fresh new ideas and innovation. This encompasses more than new products

Qualities of a Good Mentor

Today’s Leaders are Mentors. At its core, being a mentor is a trusted advisor. It is leading another person through a one-to-one relationship, supporting and advising someone when they need it and keeping that person’s best interest in mind. Mentors can be peer mentors, career mentors, life mentors, they can be your manager, co-worker, parent,

Ways to Boost Your Reputation

Your reputation is perhaps your greatest asset. Looking after your business reputation is paramount. Your business reputation is the most powerful leverage you have and should be built into your marketing strategy. Consumers place great importance on the perception of the company. 6 Ways to boost your reputation: 1.           Get Involved with your Community. This

Embrace your Expertise

Not that long ago one of the traits listed on every job application was the skill to multi-task. Multi-tasking is proving to be less efficient and thus employers and customers are looking for experts in their field. Everyone is an expert in something. The dictionary describes an expert as “a person who has a comprehensive

Integrity in the workplace

Recently I had a conversation with a Chamber member about integrity in the workplace. We discussed that integrity is one of the top traits’ employers look for in an employee. A person of integrity is steady and true, they remind me of Aesop’s fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. The Tortoise is steady, has self-confidence

Active Listening

Listening is one of the most important skills we can have. How well we listen has a major impact on our effectiveness on the job and with relationships with others. However, in today’s high-tech, high-speed world we seem to be devoting less and less time to really listening to one another. Genuine listening has become

Advocacy

Myth Buster! Is a Chamber of Commerce apart of the local city government? No, we are not a division of the city of state government. The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership-based business. What does a chamber do? A chamber helps strengthen the local businesses community through competitiveness in economic growth. This includes providing

Word of Mouth Marketing

The Best Marketing Tool You Have!! Can you think of the last time you saw something and you just had to tell your friends about it? Do you remember having a great experience at a restaurant and later on tweeting about it? These could be products of word of mouth marketing (WOMM). It is an organic way

Art of Good Conversation

I have been reading a few professional development books. One book by Daniel H. Pink, titled “To Sell is Human” discusses how we are all in sales. Regardless of our position and career choice, we all sell to others. If you’re in a professional industry such as the medical field, doctors need to sell patients