a collection of some of the articles authored or mentioning Rafti Advisors on different platforms.
Business Survival Basics
Surviving in the wild has a Rule of 3's. You can live 3 minutes without oxygen, 3 days without water and 3 weeks without food. Surviving in business requires...
The Three Phases Of Delegation
We tend to look at delegation as a transaction — the proverbial passing of the torch — when, in practice, it should be more of a continuous and collaborative process.
How To Turn A 'No' Into A Stronger Relationship
If you want to turn a "no" into a stronger relationship, you must first build a positive foundation and then implement three simple changes...
The Curious Secret to Hiring Better Salespeople
There’s a pretty simple approach you can implement to make better hiring decisions in the sales process. First and foremost, start by decreasing the focus on past experience and emphasizing the behaviors that support the foundation of a winning sales culture.
Pressure Test Your Assumptions
Just as a pressurized vessel will burst at the site of a weak weld, a business plan or strategy will fail at the site of an assumption. We can apply the same concept of pressure testing to ensure the validity of a strategy or plan. The key is to…
Three Simple Steps To Properly Slack At Work
When we start a side chat within a meeting, we are creating a polarizing echo chamber just like the ones we despise in online forums. This is unhealthy for relationships, teamwork and productivity. It’s ironic how ...
11 Time Management Myths That Are Hurting Your Productivity
"Plan your day" used to be the mantra of time management. However, if all you do is plan your day, long-term goals never get any closer...
What Does It Mean To Make Values-Based Decisions? 12 Entrepreneurs Weigh In
The most successful people give action to their values with the decisions they make every day. This is how you build...
Create Company Rapport: 15 Ways To Build Trust Through Teamwork
If the projects you are on can be accomplished by you alone, you are not reaching high enough. Pick projects that are bigger, set goals that are higher and ...
Your Best Should Get Your Most: Developing Your Star Players
Training Industry article
Give top performers the most playing time and the most attention, and they’ll deliver the greatest results. Take care of your star players, and they will take care of you.
Effective Ways Employers Can Prevent Overworking Their Workforce
Make sure you speak with the individuals on your team and see if they are operating in ways that balance work, health and family/friends. You can run out of balance for a short time, but ...
Try These 12 Strategies If You Need To Stop Micromanaging
As a leader, it is critical to focus your time on the activities that only you can do. Your role is to set right and left limits on...
What Does It Mean To Be An Agile Leader?
We live in a world where leaders are expected to be consistent, firm and resolute. However, we also live in a fast-paced and chaotic environment...
Creative Onboarding Strategies To Set Your New Hire Up For Success
Nothing is as powerful as welcoming people to your tribe. Formalizing the process can be fun, but people feel most welcomed when they...
How To Manage Anxiety When Owning A Mistake At Work
If you do what great athletes do and make the next shot great, then people will talk not about your misstep, but about the great shot you just made.
Sharpen Your Professional Skills Outside Work With These 15 Tips
Nobody should care about your future and your development more than you. Your company may not be investing in you, but that is no excuse for you not to invest in you.
Six Ways Health Execs Can Advance Their Careers More Quickly
Managed Healthcare Executive
When looking to move up the ladder, it’s important for an executive to have a team below them that is just as successful as he or she is.
'Agile Leadership': 13 Definitions Of A Successful Professional
Agility should never be confused with reaction to the world around you. If you are purely reactive, you are letting other people dictate the terms of your success...
12 Tips For Building A Positive Corporate Culture From The Ground Up
If you want to make sure the "soul" of your company is understood and will perpetuate the culture you envisioned at the onset...
10 Downsides Of Using Artificial Intelligence In The Hiring Process
A great discussion on leadership, entrepreneurship, sales and some really useful tips on drinking alcohol with clients.
12 Techniques For Managers To Encourage And Maintain Their Team's Creativity
Creativity is essential in a complex, changing environment. For your business to be successful, you must create the environment for it to flourish.
10 Useful Techniques For Building And Diversifying Your Personal Network
Across many facets of business, the one thing that stands out in all types of entrepreneurs is how they network. Networking opens the possibility of landing clients that can help a business owner get jobs, nurture new leads or even expand on existing ones.
15 Effective Delegation Strategies For Busy Leaders
As an entrepreneur, you probably live, sleep and breathe your business. However, as your business grows, you may find you have fewer hours in the day to tackle your ever-growing to-do list.
15 Surprising Daily Habits That Can Make You A Better Leader
Every leader has their own habits and routines that help them manage their day-to-day tasks. Some, like making a to-do list, are pretty universal. Others are unique to the individual and can actually turn out to be their secret to success.
12 Actionable Tips For Starting Your Own Podcast
Sage advice for newcomers to the world of podcasting on how a business can get its podcast off the ground and target the best possible audience for its content.
12 Ways The Gig Economy May Evolve In 2020 And How It Will Impact The Business World
12 perspectives into the ways that the gig economy may change in the coming year, and how it may impact the world of business moving forward.
13 Ways To Maintain Industry Expertise Amid Rapidly Changing Industry Trends
Things change quickly, and you must consistently stay on top of news and best practices for you or your company to remain relevant and top of mind for your customers.
The Great Netflix Binge of 2020
The mere fact that everyone, across the globe, is impacted by the pandemic creates an opportunity that will likely go unrecognized by most of the population...
Top 3 Things to Do NOW
This is a quick article with some basic tips on what any business should be thinking about while we weather through this unprecedented economic disruption due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Unsure If You Should Hire Someone Overqualified? Consider These 13 Things Before Dismissing Them
Before you reject a candidate for being too overqualified, first stop to think about what their impact might be on your business.
16 Important Steps To Prepare Your Team For A Leadership Absence
As a leader, you can’t be physically present all the time, no matter how much you may want to be. Sometimes important business will require you to be elsewhere for the day (or longer), and you may not be able to answer every question or email in your absence. That’s why you need to take the steps beforehand to ensure things run smoothly while you’re gone.
15 Strategies For Finding Courage When Facing Life's Challenges
We’ve all been in a situation in which an obstacle or event has left us feeling intimidated or even frightened. It’s important to view these times not as an invitation to give up but rather as a chance to prove our mettle.
16 Essential Strategies To Improve Your Decision-Making Skills
A decision-maker within a business doesn't have the luxury of indecision. With each pause in making critical decisions, the risk of issues arising increases. Executives in companies therefore need to hone their decision-making abilities. Like a blade, well-honed decision-making skills can put a sharp end to problems before they show up.
Struggling To Find Good Talent? 15 Ways To Switch Up Your Hiring Strategy
When hiring, companies always want the best candidates, but finding "the best" is often easier said than done. With so many hiring sites and competitive recruitment processes, the person who is the perfect fit for your job may never even see your listing.
13 Telltale Signs That A Manager Is Micromanaging Their Team
If a leader needs to engage in micromanagement, it shows that they lack confidence in their staff. Spotting micromanagement can allow managers to adapt their management style to something more positive and effective.
Searching For A Mentor? 16 Questions To Help You Find The Right One
Mentors are valuable assets to entrepreneurs, especially new or aspiring ones. But finding the right match for you can be difficult.
13 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Keep Up With Changing Customer Needs
As an entrepreneur, if you seek longevity and healthy, sustainable growth for your company, it is essential to stay up to date on what your customers need and want.
16 Areas Solopreneurs Need To Hire For Or Outsource As Soon As Possible
As the face of your business, there are some roles that you do need to own. However, in other areas, you can and should take a backseat and delegate tasks to employees or contractors.
15 Practices Good Managers Can Adopt To Become Great Managers
In business, there are good managers, and then there are those who go the extra mile to become great managers. Here are 15 practices that you can adopt to become the kind of manager employees love to work for and companies tend to promote.
14 Ways To Use Incentives To Motivate Employees At Large Businesses
Motivating employees, especially when they’re working from home, can be difficult. Leveraged properly, though, incentives can help boost both morale and productivity.
11 Ways To Ensure Busy Employees Focus On Career Growth
While employees need to be motivated from within for self-development to be successful, leaders can foster this drive in them even when everyone’s plate is full and downtime is scarce.
15 Signs That A Solopreneur Has Too Many Projects Going On
It’s important to recognize when you’re spreading yourself too thin and take the appropriate measures to do something about it before an unnecessarily burdensome workload starts to affect your business.
15 Things Senior Leaders Can Do To Better Support Junior Team Members
Senior leaders have a responsibility to support entry-level employees, ensure that they feel valued for their contributions and cultivate a sense of belonging in them.
How To Build A Coaching Culture To Drive High Performance
C-suite executives who haven’t experienced it themselves may be skeptical about the value of a coaching culture in helping teams develop skills and perform at a high level, but they often change their minds once they witness the benefits.
How To Ensure A Business Pivot Is Made At The Right Time
Adaptability is a crucial element in the success of any business, especially in today’s uncertain economy. It’s essential for leaders and business owners to understand how—and when—to pivot their businesses if they need to.
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