Dr. Hicks has more than 18 years of writing experience on topics such as business development, nonprofit, education, wine and leisure, and social impact.
4 Times When You Absolutely Need An Executive Coach
In Steve Jobs’s commencement speech at Stanford University, he said, “…you can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”
Purpose can feel like that sometimes. We can look back at our lives and see where we’ve come, but we may not have the same confidence that we’re going where we’d like to when we turn around and look ahead. We get lost in the minutiae of the day or give up on that ...
We all need help: 6 ways an Executive Coach can change your career
3 Simple Steps to Kick Start Your Home-Based Business
Whether you’ve just joined the workforce, graduated college, or have been in the workforce for several years and are getting bored, it’s always the right time to think about your career. The question of “What do I do now?” or “Where do I go next?” can be answered with a little introspection and time.
Is there some way to advance your career that’s faster than completing an MBA, and easier than rescuing your company from a hostile takeover bid? The truth is there are plenty of microchanges that can have a macro effect on increasing your value as an employee.
If you want a raise or just more job satisfaction, try these simple tips for taking your work performance to the next level. They’ll pay off quickly.
Business development professionals are key players in driving a company’s growth and value over time. Leaders in this sector must also take on additional duties, including leading projects and managing teams.
With these essential responsibilities, it’s important for biz dev leaders to hone the skills necessary for success—especially in an ever-evolving business landscape. Below, the members of Forbes Business Development Council share 15 vital skills that biz dev leaders should hone and why.
Business development teams have faced a lot of challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially if they were used to in-person sales. Fortunately, many of them have adapted to the world of remote selling—but that doesn't mean companies aren't facing obstacles when it comes to growing and expanding their business.
With businesses navigating closures and safe reopenings, this year has forced business leaders to get creative. For many, this has meant modifying in-person interactions to accommodate safety guidelines, or otherwise moving these meetings to a digital platform.
While certain aspects of in-person meetings cannot be replicated virtually, it is possible to bridge the gap between the digital and traditional realm. If you’re looking to make the most of your online or hybrid experience, try these 1...
Actions speak louder than words. What can we learn from a sequin dress?
We all have them. Those powerfully impactful leaders who drift through our career landscape for days or years at a time. Despite many having no idea of their impact, they leave lasting imprints that shape the leaders we become.
As summer days turn to autumn leaves, it is a season of reflection and gratitude. In this vein, below are four pieces of timeless advice applicable to leaders of all kinds.
Childhood memories can lay the foundation for solid career principles.
Bob Ross, the soft-spoken painter of the 1980s and '90s was more than a pop icon and art enthusiast, he was also a proliferate inspiration for leading with purpose and calm. Dr. Hicks uses Ross' inspiration to illuminate lessons on leadership trust.