Archive for the ‘Mentors’ Category

Trust in the Power of Honesty

Icon Written by Alora on December 23, 2010 – 12:54 pm

One of the reasons that I am a fan of the collaborative freelancer model of doing work vs. the traditional employee model is because, in an ideal scenario, it can require a higher degree of leadership accountability. If I am freelancing with a company, and the team I am working with is being led by someone who is abusive or unreasonable, it is often a much simpler process for me to walk away at the end of a project than it is if I am an actual employee. The model encourages me to be diversified in my client-base enough that it grants me the luxury of more choice when it comes to who I choose to work with.

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Inspired Greatness

Icon Written by Alora on December 2, 2010 – 12:53 pm

Over the years, something has become clear to me about each of these incredible men and women. I’ve come to realize that the difference between a good boss and a great boss is the ability to create a legend. That mystique is how a great boss attracts and builds a great team.

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Can You Learn To Do, Instead of By Doing?

Icon Written by Alora on April 16, 2010 – 10:37 pm

I am guilty of a great many assumptions. There are a lot of things that I take for granted — the types of things that come naturally to me, the perspective I have on things, the business insights I rely on, the experiences I draw from — are all things that frequently turn out to […]

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Business Mentors

Icon Written by Alora on March 16, 2010 – 11:16 am

For any entrepreneur, the value of a mentor can almost never be overstated.  Whether it’s building your business plan, defining your market, figuring out a product strategy, or trying to sell your spouse on the idea that giving up a steady paycheck from someone else is a sane thing to do, a mentor is one […]

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Trick Questions

Icon Written by Alora on October 14, 2009 – 4:33 pm

Some questions are just a trick. The interview process is full of these: there really is no right or wrong answer. The point is just to read something into which option you pick. My favorite of these is the famous one: “Which is more important to you: being liked or being respected?” As a boss, […]

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