FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Innovate from Within, Provide Incentives and Reward Solutions

How do you promote innovation while trying to manage the day-to-day operations necessary to run your business? There are many ways to create a culture of innovation, including building diverse teams, not punishing failure, promoting collaboration and leading the charge. You need a diverse team in terms of traits you are born with and traits acquired through experience. You should … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: Workplace Gender Gap & How to Communicate

It’s not uncommon these days that CEOs and leadership are of the millennial generation. As we know and continue to read, millennials communicate with each other and the world in a completely different way than the rest of us, and they are quite particular about the type of communication used. This should not be a hurdle that stands in either party’s way, … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: The Value of Joining Professionals Organizations

Do you see the value in participating in various professional organizations? Most of us just can’t find the time, although it is more valuable and important than you may think. Membership and participation in professional organizations can enhance your career. Most employers are very supportive of their team members being a part of professional organizations because it teaches and demonstrates leadership, … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: Women in History Who Paved the Way for Independence

As we celebrate Independence Day, we also reflect on those women in history who were game-changers for those of us in business today. Throughout the years, there have been revolutionary women who led the way for equality in the workplace and in society as a whole. Could you see yourself as one of these women in history? Where would you … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: Did You Celebrate National Employee Wellbeing Month?

June is National Employee Wellbeing Month. Did you know that there is a direct correlation between employee morale and job performance? In addition to wanting your employees to be happy in their positions, this month gives you a good reason to focus on their overall health and wellbeing. This week’s weVENTURE FLORIDA TODAY EDGE columnist Kristin Woodling is a weVENTURE IGNITE 360 … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: Negotiating Your Way to a Deal

Many of us find negotiations intimidating and awkward, but it doesn’t have to be that way. When you negotiate, it is important to know your audience. You know what your end goal is, but do you know theirs? Research and transparency are two key components to being a good negotiator. Research prepares you and gives you a bit of a … Read More