I've had the opportunity to be a leader in many contexts, but I didn't realize until recently that one thing unites all these leadership experiences: mistakes. The more time spent as a leader, the more mistakes you may make. However, I do not view mistakes...

Emotional intelligence is one’s ability to identify and manage emotions. In addition, one who shows emotional intelligence can understand others’ feelings. Emotionally intelligent people are conscious of their emotional states- everything from joy to frustration- and understand how to manage those emotions. In the workplace, it...

Why does company morale matter? Let's first look at what this means. Company morale is how employees feel about their workplace environment. It relates to how employees feel about their jobs, including coming to work and how they complete their work. In all, company morale...

Growing up, my dad and I would restore cars together. My favorite project we worked on was restoring a 1969 Mustang Convertible. We would spend our afternoons and weekends putting countless hours into that car. Helping him restore cars gave me a sense of responsibility,...

Almost anyone can start a company or become a boss. In my own work experience, I’ve had numerous people that I had to work under. Some of them will simply be forgotten, and I didn't want to be like that. When I chose to become my...

Some people go the whole nine yards for their company, and that's what I did. I bled for my company. founding my first business When I was 26 years old, I founded a nutritional supplements company, Formulated Sciences Inc., with my brother.  The business began to take...

In 1978, violent protests erupted in Iran. During that time, tensions were high among the citizens. My parents, who had two young children, had to make the difficult decision to leave everything they knew behind.  Their friends, families, jobs. That year, at only nine years...