Taking charge of change

Kristine Maudal and Even Fossen – founders of Brainwells and authors of the blog LeadershipCourageFun – develop unique online programs for leaders and change makers. Based on their complementary and combined years’ experience as leaders of highly successful and high growth businesses, they now work internationally training ambitious executive teams. Their mantra is that good – and even great – leadership is what changes everything in this world. They love to share their thoughts and experiences ...

Five tips for optimising online client engagement

Effective client engagement is essential for establishing trust and brand loyalty. The proliferation of web-based and mobile communications channels allows businesses to be more connected than ever with their clients. At the same time, customers now expect to interact with us when, how and where they choose.  In this digital age it is increasingly important to improve the client experience so that we can reach out to new clients and boost return business and recommendations.   In an ar...

Essential strategies for building social capital

{backbutton} Networking is one of the keys to professional success and there is a huge difference between building a list of contacts and creating a truly effective network. “Building and nurturing a network is one of the most powerful things you can do to support your career advancement,” says Bonnie Marcus, Founder & CEO of Women's Success Coaching. In an article in Forbes , Marcus shares her seven essential networking strategies. 1.   Network proactively Surrounding ourselves with pe...

What is the entrepreneur’s definition of success?

While soaring profits may seem an obvious sign of success to others, Spanish entrepreneurs tend to value personal achievements and their contribution to society as a more important measure of their success, according to expansion.com .    The MIT Technology Review study published by Opinno shows that for Spanish entrepreneurs the five key aspects that define success are self-fulfilment, purpose, innovation, excellence and financial benefits.  For entrepreneurs aged the 20 to 40, s...

Intel invests in 13-year-old schoolboy’s startup

A 13-year-old schoolboy is reportedly the world’s youngest tech entrepreneur to receive venture capital funding thanks to investment from tech giant Intel, reports  The Associated Press . Shubham Banerjee is the founder of Silicon Valley start-up, Braigo Labs Inc. , which is developing a compact and economical alternative to the bulky and expensive braille printers currently on the market. He is aiming to reduce the current price tag from around USD 2,000 to just USD 350, and wants to mass-...

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