3 Preparation Habits That Can Help You Be More Productive

Want to get more done each day? Here are three ways to be more productive. September 26, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman discusses some of the tips she has picked up to stay productive and focused. Some of her best tips include: Preparing your day’s schedule the day before. If you have an organized plan of attack and to-do list for what you hope to accomplish, you will be able to get more done.  Aim to create before you consume. In order to avoid being overwhelmed by content, pick a part of the day where you are most productive and use it to focus on your own critical thinking and creative output.  Stop taking so much time planning and attending meetings. To help combat pointless meetings, Volman suggests creating quick and even fun agendas so that everyone can […]

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3 Essential Books to Improve Leadership Skills

If you want to lead more effectively, consider burying your nose in one of these books. September 19, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman discusses some of her favorite books that inspire her to lead and laser-focus a path to success. If you manage a team you will enjoy these selections from Volman. Volman’s first recommended book, Who by George Smart and Randy Street, talks about the hiring process. The authors point out that many companies make hiring mistakes because they lack an organized series of steps. Some tips to improve the hiring process include finding the right recruiters and then refining your interview strategy.  Next up, Volman recommends The Culture Solution by Matthew Kelly. Kelly discusses the process of getting the most out of your workplace goals by running through a list of tried-and-true methods.  Click the video to hear more of Volman’s recommendations.   Related: Here’s […]

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Here’s How Leaders Should Handle Difficult Conversations

In situations where you and your employees need to talk seriously, follow these tips. September 5, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner, Kate Volman lays out five tips to help execute diffiult conversations and help your team grow.  Prepare. Before you enter into a difficult conversation, make sure that you are prepared. To add an extra level of preparedness, consider practicing your speech aloud.  Keep it real. Volman emphasizes that you don’t need to sugarcoat things. Make your point very clearly and don’t pussyfoot around what you want to say by overloading on niceties. Talk candidly and remind yourself that both of you are human. Don’t get emotional. As the leader, you should focus on guiding the conversation and avoiding getting preemptively angry or overly emotional. Once you reach the desired final result, you will thank yourself.  Understand your employees and then […]

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Strategies for Building a Successful Business

The top businesses do these things. August 29, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Many successful businesses do a few simple things right. Here are three according to Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman.  Create a strategic plan. A strategic plan can help you recover from being overwhelmed and remember what your company is working for.  Invest in people. In order to get the most out of your workforce, you must make sure they are engaged and willing to work. Two ways to invest in people include encouraging your friends to read books and inviting them to training sessions.  Implement a coaching culture. This type of work environment is full of helpful feedback offered in a safe space. To hear more tips from Kate Volman, click on the video.  Related: The Importance of Hiring the Very Best Instead of the Most Convenient Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought […]

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The Importance of Hiring the Very Best Instead of the Most Convenient

To find the best employees, make sure that you take the time to implement a successful hiring process. August 22, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman says it’s important to hire someone at the right time for you, the company, and for the hire. Hiring the wrong person will most likely cost your company tons of time and money. Plus, if your hire ends up being a bad fit for the company, his or her mismatched presence and influence will affect the workplace’s overall culture. Click the video to hear more. Related:  How to Achieve Your Goals and Avoid BurnoutEntrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of […]

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How to Achieve Your Goals and Avoid Burnout

Bat away self-doubt and celebrate where you are today. August 15, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. “Start where you can. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman loves this quote from professional tennis player Arthur Ashe, which celebrates the need to take small steps and rise above the tendency to feel overwhelmed.  Lofty goals are part of nearly everyone’s outlook on life, and we visualize the end result as an essential part of our lives. But too often, we let things out of our control affect our pursuit of goals. Volman stresses that you should instead look at the small tweaks that you can change.   Click the video to hear more.  Related: How to Increase Employee Engagement and Productivity Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand […]

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The Power of Clear Expectations Between Managers and Employees

Setting clear goals is one way to ensure a harmonious company culture. August 1, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman discusses how to manage employee expectations. Volman points to one particularly insightful statement from Matthew Kelly, which is that “the hardest expectations to manage are the ones we don’t know about.” Volman describes the gap between individuals’ expectations and actionable goals. Within this gap, managers and employees can get frustrated, and as a result, create workplace friction. To make sure this expectation gap does not create trouble, Volman stresses the importance of clarity: clear expectations, clear roles and clear goals. If you are in a managerial position, you can ask your employees to write down what each of these aspects mean to them to create crystallized boundaries. Volman stresses that each member on your team deserves to know […]

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Do You Understand How Your Employees Think?

Managing efficiently is about reading and reacting to your people. July 25, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman discusses the important of understanding the the workflow of your employees (along with their thought processes), you will be able to coach them better as a CEO and boss.  In order for yourself and your employees to improve, Volman explains, it’s important to understand everyone’s unique work flow. Not everyone will be willing or able to volunteer great ideas in front of a crowd — in fact, Volman relates a story in which she was hesitant to share during a meeting, but found her voice after. Click the video to hear more about her story and advice for leaders. Related: Here’s How Finding the Right Accountability Partner Will Help You Meet Your Goals Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education […]

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How to Simplify Your Decision-Making Process and Find Success Faster

When you start to overthink and aim for perfection, the real sacrifice you’re making is real-world progress. July 11, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman discusses how often we overthink what we are doing. In these instances, Volman has a few tips and tricks to overcome this limitation.  One way is to recruit a trustworthy friend who can help you clear your mind. Volman says that friends can help you clear your mind of unnecessary thoughts and take action. She also says it’s important to keep in mind that everything may not go as expected — that it might take time for an idea to fully take form.  In short, stop overthinking and just get started on your goal.  Click the video to hear more. Related: Here’s How Leaders Think Differently and Inspire Others Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, […]

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Here’s How Leaders Think Differently and Inspire Others

Leaders help each and every one of their employees see the bigger picture. June 27, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman describes some of the lessons she learned from reading books about one of her favorite topics: leadership. Her studies have led her to believe that leaders simply act and think differently than others. They can explain their vision to their employees and make them believe in the same thing, defining a simple route to even complex goals. Are you able to paint a picture of your larger goal for the future of your company for each and every one of your employees? Click play to hear more. Related: Find Time Outside of Your To-Do List to Crush Your Side Hustle Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to […]

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How to Finally Get Over That Hurdle and Start Your Own Video Series

Don’t let your mindset hold you back. April 12, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Beginning your own online video series can seem like a daunting task in the beginning. You may make up certain excuses to yourself — such as you don’t have the right camera and the perfect studio space. The reality is, not much is required besides a powerful smartphone camera and a confident mindset to kickstart your own original video project. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman gives some tips on overcoming any barriers that are holding you back from creating great videos. She stresses, foremost, the importance in believing in your content. If you are invested in the information you are sending out to the world, your videos will naturally bring value and entertainment to your audience. To overcome any demons about publishing videos online, simply think of the people who will find […]

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How to Repurpose Your Social Media Content

If you aren’t repurposing the content you create for social media, you’re missing opportunities. Creating great content to share with your audience takes time and resources for your small business, so it’s important to make the most out of each piece. One of the best ways to do that is to diversify that content and make it available on multiple platforms at different times. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman shares a few simple ways you can repurpose your content so your content can be found online and you can build your audience.  Click play to learn more. Related: Build Better Connections at Networking Events by Asking This One Question Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. […]

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