Just because you don’t like to do it, doesn’t mean it’s not part of your job


I hear non-stop from well-spoken leaders and writers about choosing a job where I’ll love my work. By doing something that I am passionate about, I will be happy and fulfilled. Yay, rainbows and happy people abound! In reality, there is more to a job than just the stuff you love. Even within a role […]

Sara Paisner Interview by the American Chemical Society on Entrepreneurship


Published on Nov 21, 2014 —
After years of working as a bench chemist, Sara Paisner found a growing passion in business, leading her to earning an MBA, starting a startup business, and now as Director of Marketing with Portfolio Decisions, Inc. Watch as Paisner shares her unusual path to business and some lessons learned for startup businesses.

The 5 Differences Between Leadership and Management


Leadership is different than management “Management is about coping with complexity…Leadership, by contrast, is about coping with change.” -John P. Kotter, HBR article “What Leaders Really Do” We’ve all heard that leadership is different than management. Below are five ways that leaders do things differently than managers. Day to day details versus looking to the future. […]

The 6 Areas of An Ethical Code


Do you have an ethical code? Just like a company has a its mission, values, and vision, each of us should have our own ethical code and vision for our future. Having a plan helps us clarify in our own minds where we want to go, and what types of choices we’re going to make […]