Growth

Growing Your Business and How to Implement Processes that Will Show Results

Growing Your Business and How to Implement Processes that Will Show Results

Growth in a company is cumulative, and even small increments over time contribute. The work you have been doing over the years, whether it is time and effort that has been invested in company improvements or training for new skills, builds on top of everything else and becomes the foundation for future actions. That is the beauty of growth.

Progress, however, isn’t always linear. When things are hectic, there simply isn’t any time or energy to invest in new ideas. During periods of high activity, even tiny improvements help. Each new action builds on a previous one and acts like a chain over time. When the period of intense work is over, you can spend time on growth again.


Peer Coaching and How It Can Benefit Your Business

Peer Coaching and How It Can Benefit Your Business

Sometimes it can feel like we are the only ones facing an avalanche of challenges and that we are alone. What is more likely, though, is that others are going through similar hurdles. One of the ways to find others who are in the same journey is to join a peer group. A peer group will connect you with others who are up to similar projects and will provide a forum to discuss problems and resources. Mostly it will help you understand that you are not alone and will help make the process more enjoyable.

Peer coaching groups are essential in today’s complex world. These can either be formal or informal groups of professionals who come together to share their challenges or projects. Other team members can suggest helpful courses of action or resources. You and your peers are also available for support or advice between sessions.


Optimism and Why It Is Crucial for Your Business's Growth

Optimism and Why It Is Crucial for Your Business's Growth

I recently came across an insightful quote on optimism by David Deutsch. In his book The Beginning of Infinity he defines it as follows:

Optimism (in the sense that I have advocated) is the theory that all failures — all evils — are due to insufficient knowledge. . . . Problems are inevitable, because our knowledge will always be infinitely far from complete.

The Beginning of Infinity, David Deutsch

Although Deutsch points to the ubiquity of problems, he also gives us the solution. He says that any “failure” or “evil” can be addressed through information, and that is powerful. Especially as a professional, it is the key to solving the seemingly insurmountable.

And that, according to Deutsch, is optimism: all problems can be solved through knowledge. There is hope.


Creativity and the Workplace: How to Derive Inspiration

Creativity and the Workplace: How to Derive Inspiration

In a rapidly changing digital world, innovation is not a luxury. Products and processes must be continuously improved to remain above the competition, and creativity is what drives that innovation. Managing the daily to-dos can often make finding inspiration impossible. The challenge then is developing and nurturing a playful mind, one that will continuously come up with new ideas.

I’ve been searching for mediums that trigger ideas for me. As I continue to explore more and more, I have found some practices and sources that have helped me nurture my creativity.