Relationship Building | Managing Up!

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My friend Ted Rubin has a quote that I love – “Relationships are like muscle tissue, the more you engage them, the stronger and more valuable they become”.   Having a healthy, positive relationship with your boss, investors or board makes your work life much easier, it’s also good for your job satisfaction and your […]

Good Leadership Tips (a gift from my mentors)

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Today March 30 is my birthday, I want to gift you a couple of tips I was given by my amazing mentors on how to be a great leader. Good leadership is essential to business.  Having a great idea or business goal and assembling a team to bring that concept/goal to life is the first step […]

Poor Communication Can Have Damaging Effects

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Guess What – Today’s topic is COMMUNICATION! Whatever the size of your company, your team represents the most significant investment both in time and in money, and ultimately determines the success or failure of the organization. It seems obvious, yet over and over again I see issues with communication and oddly I see the most communication […]

Practice “The Power of Now”

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One of our healthcare portfolio companies was distracted and anxious this week over a potential issue related to cash-flow and so I reminded them about this quote from Lao Tzu: “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace […]

Being Grateful!

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Entrepreneurs are known for being ambitious go-getters but the flip side of this are often feelings of humility and gratitude.  These feelings reflect that life as a business founder isn’t always fun and easy. Entrepreneurs know how hard it can be to get a business off the ground. They know how hard you have to […]