Jennifer Leach-Trask
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Entrepreneurial Depression is Real

Entrepreneurial Depression is Real

Behind every entrepreneurial startup, is a looming statistic: 32% of entrepreneurs struggle with 2 or more mental health conditions. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 3 adults--43.8 million, or 18.5 per cent--experience...

Javier 馃悵 beBee
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Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
1d ago 路 3 min read 路 ~10
To Managers and 6 more
Emerging Leadership Roles and Challenges

Emerging Leadership Roles and Challenges

The paradox of leadership is well-manifested in the controversial relationship between VUCA and SCARF. VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity. SCARF stands for Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness, Fairness. In our...

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you dear Edward Lewellen- VUCA describes the continuous and increasing disturbance of the business environment. Complexity is increasing, volatility is increasing, ambiguity is getting more foggy and uncertainty is culminating. It is in this environment that the challenge for leader to let SCARF emerge. For example, certainty is SCARF is opposing to uncertainty in VUCA. So, I see the two related, but your comment gives me some ideas to consider. I shall report them soon.

7h ago
Edward Lewellen

Edward Lewellen

Dear Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, the term VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) is new to me, so I did a quick search on the term. If I understand it correctly, VUCA is about strategic planning for future events. Wikipedia says, "The particular meaning and relevance of VUCA often relates to how people view the conditions under which they make decisions, plan forward, manage risks, foster change and solve problems."

I see this as separate and distinct from SCARF. SCARF has been described as a tool to use in motivation, collaboration, and influence.

I see VUCA as episodic, being used during strategic planning, where SCARF is continuous.

8h ago
Jennifer Leach-Trask
11h ago 路 3 min read 路 ~10 路 1
To Entrepreneurs and 5 more
Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Be Your Best

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Be Your Best

Are you really the best possible version of yourself that you can be?I suspect if you are really honest, you would have to say no. Well, guess what, you are not alone, we are all a work in progress. The important word here is 鈥榩rogress.' If you do...

Jennifer Leach-Trask

Jennifer Leach-Trask

Thanks s much Debasish! I am so glad you enjoyed the read.

9h ago
Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

excellent buzz @Jennifer Leach-Trask! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

9h ago
Jennifer Leach-Trask
2d ago 路 3 min read 路 ~10 路 2
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Etiquette 21st Century Style

Etiquette 21st Century Style

According to Wikipedia,聽聽Etiquette聽is a code of behaviour that delineates expectations for聽social behaviour according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class or group. The French word聽茅tiquette, literally signifying a...

Jennifer Leach-Trask

Jennifer Leach-Trask

Hello Franci! I really appreciate your positive feedback. I enjoyed writing this blog. Best regards, Jennifer

10h ago
Jennifer Leach-Trask

Jennifer Leach-Trask

Thanks for your comments Paul, I like your humour!

10h ago
Todd Jones
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Phil Friedman
5/6/2017 路 4 min read 路 +300
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Learning From Mistakes

Learning From Mistakes

EXPERIENCE MAY BE THE BEST TEACHER, BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE YOUR EXPERIENCE聽聽 In my consulting practice, I often explain to prospective clients that I can help them not because I am so brilliant, but because I've likely already made just about...

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

I understand, Louise Smith. And the conundrum you face is common, pretty much in all sectors of Small Business. Here are a few thoughts off the top of my head.

1) Get away from thinking there is some magic number that you "ought" to be charging. The only pressure to raise rates that you should recognize is that which derives from your need or desire to maintain the given lifestyle of your choice.

2) Don't barter but instead, offer your own credit/payment plan. Take 50% cash payment down (or whatever you are charging now) and defer the rest for later payment on an interest-free plan that requires only a modest monthly payment. If in some or even if in many cases you get "stiffed", so what? You'll still be making more than you would have otherwise.

3) You can't use testimonials, I'd guess because that violates therapist-patient confidentiality but... your best testimonial is you and your "bedside" manner. So start today on your new series of video sessions for social media. Deal with real problems from your files. Show 'em what you've got. For free. Make it entertaining -- which you are. And different and offbeat -- which you are in spades. And make it polished and professional. One the best at this kind of thing is Melissa Hughes. Her video spots are great IMO. Note: this kind of free series is NOT advertising, not a promotional gift, not I bet banned by your association.

If any of this helps, send me $10 for this "Sawbuck Consult". Good luck and cheers!

2d ago
Louise Smith

Louise Smith

Phil Friedman
From not your Canadian business friend, not your US business friend, not your worldwide business friend & not your other business friend
but still from your business friend !
I have a lot of problems as a Psychologist in my own small business
- if I set my fee at the market rate, I would not get 1 client
- this July after 10 years, I put my fee up to $100 less than the recommended rate. That's on the high side but not the highest fee according to the Market.
Not sure if I will get new clients.
- I can't barter as it's unethical according to my Code of Conduct
- I can't accept gifts
- I can't give away promotional gifts
- I can't use Testimonials at all

So after 10 years, I am evaluating
Last week I wrote my last free court report. No one pays the recommended rate & the people that need the reports have no $
I also wrote my last free client submission for a Gov benefit
I have decided I have to charge a GAP fee to everyone & can no longer bulk bill (only get the Gov Medicare rebate of one quarter of recommended rate)
I have decided I need a different client base

If this doesn't work & fairly soon , I need a new job in a new industry ! People ask me if I am a Psychic - maybe that's a clue ?

2d ago

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