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Do you have what it takes to lead others? A recent article, 6 Qualities of Every Natural Born Leader by Jennifer Cohen discusses the qualities and characteristics of a born leader. Let’s take a look and find out if you possess them. Here are 7 attributes of a natural born….
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Do you have what it takes to lead others? A recent article, 6 Qualities of Every Natural Born Leader by Jennifer Cohen discusses the qualities and characteristics of a born leader. Let’s take a look and find out if you possess them.

Here are 7 attributes of a natural born leader. 

Initiative

Leaders take the initiative.  Rather than waiting for someone else to do it, leaders pick up the slack and do what needs to be done.

Organized

Leaders make a list, know what needs to be done and find great satisfaction in crossing off completed tasks. They try to complete the biggest tasks first so they don’t create added pressure and lack of productivity by being left undone.

Energetic

They get their body moving every day, whether it’s a ten-minute workout or even a brisk walk around their team office space. Not only does physical exercise boost endorphins, it makes an individual healthier which leads to increased productivity and develops self-esteem which is a substantial element of a successful leader.

Innovative

Born leaders are eager to do things in new ways. They learn from their mistakes and have the guts to make fresh ones. They are always learning and always growing.

Work-life balance

Leaders are also able to enjoy life outside of their agile offices while they stay focused at the same time.They know taking a break to watch a favorite soccer team or go on a vacation is necessary for success.

Good listener

Leaders listen to others perspectives and contemplate on what they hear. People are influenced by leaders who they feel believe in them and when they know you are listening.

Empowering 

Leaders know how to recognize others strengths and how to delegate tasks accordingly. They know that it takes a team to accomplish goals.

Conclusion

You can’t have them all but the good news is you can nurture them. The true sign of a great leader is the success of your team. Along with that the workplace has a great impact on your success too. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers beautifully appointed day offices and shared office space that are fully wired and ready for you to move in and start working.

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A recent article, 9 Ways to Become More Emotionally Intelligent by Lindsay Kolowich states that in a world more prone to speaking than listening; it can be difficult to listen to others let alone our own emotions. Failing to do so can be a big mistake as our emotions can teach….
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A recent article, 9 Ways to Become More Emotionally Intelligent by Lindsay Kolowich states that in a world more prone to speaking than listening; it can be difficult to listen to others let alone our own emotions. Failing to do so can be a big mistake as our emotions can teach us many things and can be the key to building better relationships. That’s where emotional intelligence becomes so vital.

Here are things you can do to increase your emotional intelligence.

Know your own emotional tendencies.

You can only learn to manage your own emotions if you learn to recognize them. Begin to take notice of how you feel in certain situations, such as traffic jams or how your treated in your individual office space; what’s your emotional state? Begin to connect the dots between what happens in your day and how you behave.

The better you identify and understand your emotions and behavioral impulses, the better you can handle them.

Learn to manage negative emotions.

Letting go of things as they happen is important. Rather than holding a grudge, feeling misjudged, or bitter, forgive others and the situations around you. Don’t just stuff your emotions. Allow yourself to feel the injustice or difficulty of a situation and then release it. This can teach you to use criticism as a means to grow, and will make your life and communication healthier.

Give voice to difficult emotions when necessary.

Being honest with others about how you feel promotes trust and helps people feel comfortable opening up to you. It’s ok to say no, have boundaries, and express disagreement. But, it’s not necessary to do so in an angry or aggressive way.  Calmly expressing things when appropriate will foster emotional intelligence.

Take responsibility for your actions.

Taking responsibility for your actions shows people you’re self-aware, honest, and committed to be a part of a team in your team office space.

Be open-minded.

Listen to other people’s points of view before judging them. If you take the time to see it from their view others will feel more trusting and not fear your disapproval. 

 Conclusion

Emotional intelligence is crucial to your success in business and the good thing is,it can be improved. There’s always room to grow and if you want to improve your business workplace, YourOffice is a leader in providing the most prestigious executive office space and shared office space for any size business. Convenient, hassle free, and move in ready- our offices, meeting rooms, and conference rooms are designed to meet your business’ every need. 

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Business Owners

A recent article, 7 Ways to Improve Team Efficiency and Productivity by Dani Zehra says that managing a team is not easy—gathering different kinds of people together results in conflicts and lots of miscommunication.  However, if handled properly and working towards a goal, this group of people can be a….
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A recent article, 7 Ways to Improve Team Efficiency and Productivity by Dani Zehra says that managing a team is not easy—gathering different kinds of people together results in conflicts and lots of miscommunication.  However, if handled properly and working towards a goal, this group of people can be a dynamic team that yields higher productivity and efficiency. 

Here are seven tips to help you build a winning team for your business. 

Team building activities

Working together in one accord will foster efficiency and productivity. Get your team involved in activities that can build and strengthen relationships with each other. 

Training

Basically work productivity depends on the skills/expertise of the employees. Allow employees to attend conferences, webinars, and training programs to increase their skills. 

Divvy up responsibilities

Understand your team strengths and weaknesses so you are able to assign tasks based on strengths, and help you determine the skills your team members need to improve. It will help your whole team stay productive in agile offices

Clear definition of work assignment

Tasks must be assigned with detailed instructions and what is expected of each person. When there is transparency about who does what, people become more responsible for their individual assignments. 

Good communication

Let your team speak, listen and understand their needs.  Listen also to their ideas and suggestions—these may be useful and will improve quality and productivity. 

Financial Incentives

People work to sustain financial needs, and some extra financial incentives will motivate your team to go the extra mile. 

Proper management style

Find out which management style would be best for your team. You can adopt a free-reign leadership style if your team members are veterans, and you can implement a more paternal leadership style if your team members are still learning the reigns. 

Conclusion

The tips discussed above are helpful in building a responsible and motivated team.  If you’re looking for an office to collaborate with your team comfortably and effectively, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

Any other tips to build an engaging team?  Feel free to share your comments below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Leadership Tips

Why do many salespeople fall short of closing the sale?  While there may be several reasons for failing to close, a recent article, The Top 7 Reasons Salespeople Fail at Closing the Deal by Grant Cardone  focuses on the major stumbling blocks why most people are not successful in this arena. Here’s….
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Why do many salespeople fall short of closing the sale?  While there may be several reasons for failing to close, a recent article, The Top 7 Reasons Salespeople Fail at Closing the Deal by Grant Cardone  focuses on the major stumbling blocks why most people are not successful in this arena.

Here’s a list of hindrances you need to overcome to win. 

  1. A lack of belief in the product.

People that are selling every day may begin to lose their zeal. This can greatly hamper the ability to make sure the buyer says yes to what you have to offer. Giving up because of lack of confidence in a product/ service and the company represented is the first step to failure.

  1. Never tried to close.

If you don’t try you can’t know if you will succeed, likewise if you don’t try the close you won’t close.

  1. Reluctance to deal with emotions.

Most people find it difficult to deal with the emotional distress of waiting for and then accepting the yes or the no.

  1.  Underestimation of effort.

Inadequate assessment of required energy and effort to get something done is a major problem. If you aren’t prepared on a number of levels – emotionally, physically or technically this can prove to be a severe obstacle. 

  1.  No financial plan in place.

Salespeople work without clear-cut financial plans, thus they lack the proper motivation. Don’t underestimate the value of each deal closed and it’s impact on the future.

  1. Handling complaints as objections.

Don’t allow a complaint to turn into a bigger problem than it is. View complaints as just that and not as objections.  

Conclusion

Identify which of these hindrances keep you from closing the deal and figure out how to overcome them. If you’re a remote sales rep, a great mentor can help you improve your selling prowess. Likewise, a great workplace can boost your productivity. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers both beautifully appointed short term offices and permanent individual office space. Our offices are move-in ready and equipped with top furnishings and technology that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

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5 Workplace Options for Your Startup in Orlando

A recent article, 5 ways to Make Meetings More Productive by Laura Stack says that holding a business meeting is an effective means of exchanging ideas and knowledge, and at the same time building relationships with others. However, meetings can waste productive hours and consume t0o much time if not….
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A recent article, 5 ways to Make Meetings More Productive by Laura Stack says that holding a business meeting is an effective means of exchanging ideas and knowledge, and at the same time building relationships with others. However, meetings can waste productive hours and consume t0o much time if not handled properly.

Here are some tips to make your business meeting more productive and time efficient. 

  1. Know if the meeting is really necessary

First, determine if you can tackle the issue or subject matter through emails or a conference call, otherwise you need to hold a full meeting. 

  1. Limit the number of attendees

Don’t invite people who have less concern in the meeting agenda, instead give them a copy of the minutes to have at least a general idea/knowledge of what happened in the meeting in meeting space Denver. This will keep things simpler and won’t take the time of individuals who don’t need to attend the meeting. 

  1. Start the meeting on time

Start the meeting on time—don’t wait for others to arrive.  Those who come late can check the things you’ve already discussed from a colleague- don’t start over for the sake of latecomers. 

  1. Distribute the agenda and related materials in advance

Meetings can be effective and productive if you distribute the agenda and related materials at least one day before the meeting so the attendees will know the purpose of the meeting and what you expect from them.  At the end of the meeting, clarify and validate what decisions were made, as well as who’s responsible for what and when it should be completed. 

  1. Assign someone to facilitate/regulate the meeting.
  • Welcome attendees.
  • Acknowledge speakers.
  • Keep the discussion on the subject matter.
  • Ask for opinions/inputs from timid or shy attendees.
  • Keep a few people from dominating the meeting.
  • Close the meeting on time. 

Conclusion

Following the tips discussed above will help your business meetings be effective and productive. If you need a space where you can hold your meeting with complete facilities, YourOffice is a leader in providing the most prestigious fully serviced office space and meeting space for any size business. Convenient, hassle free, and move in ready- our offices, meeting rooms, and conference rooms are designed to meet your business’ every need.

 What other tips can you suggest to make business meetings effective?  We’d like to see your comments and suggestions below.  You can also see us on Facebook and Twitter.

YO Techonology

A recent article, How Innovative Technology is Reshaping Recent Trends for Small Businesses by Toby Nwazor says the emergence of new technologies has significantly narrowed the gap between large and small businesses and presented better solutions to business challenges. Here are five innovations that boost business efficiency.  Cloud Storage Cloud Storage offers….
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A recent article, How Innovative Technology is Reshaping Recent Trends for Small Businesses by Toby Nwazor says the emergence of new technologies has significantly narrowed the gap between large and small businesses and presented better solutions to business challenges.

Here are five innovations that boost business efficiency. 

  1. Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage offers a feasible solution to the rapid increase of computer data that requires bigger storage systems for businesses. Small businesses in staffed flexible offices can reduce hardware expenses and thereby improve interactions with customers.

  1. SaaS (Software as a Service) Providers

SaaS providers which offer data management services allow businesses to “buy” only what they need at a given time. When conditions change, they can “buy” more or if something doesn’t turn out well, they can revert to the service they were using without having to deal with negative financial consequences or being forced to lay off regular workers.

  1. CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Systems

The CRM systems that are now becoming more popular go a long way in solving the intricacies of the customer base. They build a unified system that enables businesses to reach a target customer base and at the same time help in the management of communication.

  1. Mobile Marketing

Ninety percent of American adults have smartphones and according to study they spend more time browsing their mobile devices than watching TV. This means that small businesses can now create an extensive mobile campaign with low cost. For instance, SMS, mobile banners and email could be effectively used by small businesses to increase their sales.

  1. Mobile Payment

Obviously, mobile devices have become the computing device preference of the average consumer. Mobile payment platforms like GooglePay and PayPal have made the pay process much easier. Therefore, small businesses should take advantage of this to increase ease and speed of transactions.

Conclusion

These innovations can tremendously help small businesses to become more competitive. If you need workspace solutions to address your growing needs, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space, meeting room access, and coworking office space. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology. 

What other innovations can help small business?  Let’s hear your comments.  You can also reach us on Twitter and Google Plus.

 

work gossip

Let’s be honest, everyone will agree that gossiping is one of the most satisfying behaviors to alleviate frustrations at work, but let’s also face it that our gossiping could defame people—aggravating the situation. A recent article, 6 Reasons Why Employee Gossiping Harms A Company Culture by Walker Chrisman believes that it….
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Let’s be honest, everyone will agree that gossiping is one of the most satisfying behaviors to alleviate frustrations at work, but let’s also face it that our gossiping could defame people—aggravating the situation. A recent article, 6 Reasons Why Employee Gossiping Harms A Company Culture by Walker Chrisman believes that it feels good when someone shares your sentiments about a colleague who may have hurt your feelings or your pride. We gossip to justify ourselves by making other people look bad. The funny thing is, it usually doesn’t work too well, and we become more upset and more hooked to gossip.

Here are some reasons why we should really refrain from gossiping.

Gossiping is an escape.

Gossiping makes you believe you don’t have to deal with the real issue anymore because you’ve talked about it to people not involved.

The people you gossip about are defenseless.

People have utterly no chance to defend themselves if we vent about things behind their back. Perhaps they actually did something wrong, but perhaps they didn’t know. Talking to the person directly can sometimes clear up miscommunication.

It ruins relationship.

When you gossip about certain employee’s work ethic or something they did, you are changing other employee’s perspective. Maybe they were good friends and worked really well together, but you messed it up by telling a terrible story.

It can have negative consequences..

The person you were gossiping to could be a friend of the person you’re gossiping about. If this happens, you’re in trouble. That person is going to tell the other person what you said and they may exaggerate it, and even twist your words to appear you are the bad guy and they were doing all they could to protect their poor co-worker.

Conclusion

Honesty and boldness foster a culture of trust and loyalty. Avoid gossip, if someone makes a mistake, go talk to them and come up with a solution between the two of you without involving anyone else. An awesome workplace illuminates good vibes also. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology. 

We hope this article has discouraged gossiping.  Feel free to share your comments below.  You can also see us on Facebook and Twitter.

finance mistakes

A recent article, 5 Stupid Small-Business Finance Mistakes to Avoid in 2016 by Steve Nicastro says that approximately fifty percent of small businesses don’t survive in the first five years according to the U.S. Small Business Administration because of poor financial forecasting and management. Here’s a list of small-business mistakes….
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A recent article, 5 Stupid Small-Business Finance Mistakes to Avoid in 2016 by Steve Nicastro says that approximately fifty percent of small businesses don’t survive in the first five years according to the U.S. Small Business Administration because of poor financial forecasting and management.

Here’s a list of small-business mistakes to avoid in 2016 to stay afloat in the next five years. 

  1. Borrowing money with higher APR than ROI

Business owners should only utilize debt financing if they are certain they’ll earn a higher rate of return (ROI) than what the debt costs. 

If you’re paying a high APR, it may be time to repay the remaining debt if you can afford or refinance into a lower fixed-rate. 

  1. Poor personal credit

In a creditor’s view, poor personal credit says you don’t manage your finances right, so most likely you won’t be able to handle your business finances.

Improving your personal credit score can increase your chances of receiving small-business financing.

  1. No revolving line of credit in advance

As a small-business owner, having access to extra funds is critical for emergencies like a leaky roof or broken equipment.

A business line of credit gives you access to cash that you can borrow as required. 

  1. Combining personal and business finances

Mixing your personal and business finances is a grave mistake, here’s why:

  • Budgeting and tracking business expenses can be horrible.
  • Creditors may think you’re not serious with your business.
  • You may not be able to differentiate business and personal expenses. 

Keep a separate business bank account and credit cards for your business. 

  1. Failure to shop around for financing

58% of small-business owners do not shop around when looking for small-business loans online according to survey.

It doesn’t hurt to see what your options are.  If you don’t qualify for a bank loan then you can go to online lenders. 

Conclusion

Learning these mistakes to avoid and reaching out to other small business owners about their insights and experiences can lead you to the right path of success. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

Who handles your business finances?  Feel free to share your comments below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter

Success in business

A recent article, How to Create More Successful Habits for Your Business by Ken Sundheim tells that at some point in our lives, we may lose sight of our original goals and find success an impossibility.  Completing the race to the finish, no matter how difficult or how long it….
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A recent article, How to Create More Successful Habits for Your Business by Ken Sundheim tells that at some point in our lives, we may lose sight of our original goals and find success an impossibility.  Completing the race to the finish, no matter how difficult or how long it takes, is about integrity and strength.

It is truly our habits that determine whether we keep moving forward and finish the race, or if we stagnate. Here’s how to cultivate positive habits for your advancement. 

Be specific in what you want to achieve.  

When you define your objectives in vivid detail, you begin to see what it will take to get where you want to be. 

Stay focused on one thing at a time.  

You must learn to stay focused in order to achieve your full potential regardless of how difficult or simple a task is. For example, when you have a conversation with a co-worker in a coworking office space, you should be mindful and present with that person. 

Equate difficult tasks to greater rewards 

Begin to contemplate that the harder the task, the bigger the reward. Work becomes more engaging and rewarding when you think in terms of the positive result that will come from completion of a job. 

Learn to control impulses and emotions.  

Failure to control strong impulses and emotions is one of the major destructions to success. When you cannot focus, you cannot achieve any significant tasks. Also, your behavior impacts others. Controlling your emotions means you are thinking of others, and not allowing harmful words or actions to enter the workplace.

 Have control of your body to gain control of your mind.  

Learn to fight negative thoughts by engaging in deep breathing exercises.  For instance, take a moment to stand on your feet with your chest out and take a deep breath.

Conclusion

Regardless of where we stand right now, these tips can help us cultivate successful habits to help us thrive.  A great work environment also cultivates good working attitude towards efficiency and productivity.  YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

What habits help you thrive? Let’s see your thoughts below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Strong Work

A recent article, 5 Ways to Stop Being Busy and Start Being Effective by Ceren Cubukcu says that being busy is not always a sign of being effective or successful. In fact those who constantly mention that they are very busy are often not properly managing their time. Below are….
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A recent article, 5 Ways to Stop Being Busy and Start Being Effective by Ceren Cubukcu says that being busy is not always a sign of being effective or successful. In fact those who constantly mention that they are very busy are often not properly managing their time.

Below are some helpful tips for being more effective and less busy.

  1. First things first. 

Prioritize your tasks and avoid wasting time with things that are unnecessary. For instance, don’t always check your emails or social media accounts. Complete what you are working on first and then, start replying to emails or returning calls. It’s impossible to get everything done at the same time.

  1. Don’t say yes to every assignment. 

Don’t say yes to another assignment just to please the leader in your  team office space. Especially if you still have more on your plate than you can handle. Saying yes to everything, will reduce your efficiency and success rate because. You just won’t have the energy and focus that you would if you focused on one project at a time.

  1. Don’t allow others to distract you.

Concentrate on the task that you are working on and don’t allow your coworking office space to distract you. Don’t let anything shift your focus until you can take a break or have finished it to completion.

  1. Spend time with your friends and family. 

Not everything is about working. You need to take the time to relax, clear your mind, and invest in personal relationships. Doing so will make your work life, and your personal life even better.

  1. Get enough sleep and schedule breaks. 

Try to sleep early and get at least six to eight hours of sleep every night. Also, take some breaks during the day. During your break step away from the desk and clean your focus from what you were working on. This will help you stay more motivated and as a result, you will finish sooner and do a better job.

Conclusion

Proper time management will help you become more effective and productive.  A great workplace also affects work motivation and efficiency. YourOffice is a leader in providing the most prestigious executive office space and shared office space for any size business. Convenient, hassle free, and move in ready- our offices, meeting rooms, and conference rooms are designed to meet your business’ every need.

How do you manage your time?  Feel free to share your comments below.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Facebook.