Author Archives: Laura Croston

Become a Stronger Active Listener

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Active listening is among the most sought-after skills in today’s business marketplace. Active listeners forge stronger relationships, inspire more trust and formulate better solutions than their less-engaged counterparts. Unfortunately, active listening is a skill that many claim, but few possess. The problem is that we spend so much time listening that we assume we must…
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Advancing Leadership for Women

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2018 has seen a lot of women’s movements with women rising up in media, politics and business. While there have been positive changes there are still few women in today’s top leadership roles. According to the Pew Report [1] women occupy less than 22% in the US Senate, US House or US Cabinet-level positions. As…
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Resolve Conflict with Improved Communication and Increased Emotional Intelligence

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Have you ever had a disagreement at work? At one time or another, you may have had workplace conflict. Honestly, who hasn’t? Everyone has specific preferences, communication styles and differing levels of emotional intelligence. Few institutions exist where everyone gets along. Leaders need to acknowledge that organizational conflict occurs and be ready to resolve it…
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Top Three Risks of Cryptocurrencies for Small Businesses

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With all the hype in 2018 surrounding cryptocurrencies, the appeal of making a fortune by joining the cryptocurrency market is enticing. It seems a new cryptocurrency pops up every day (currently there are more than 1300 available), there are no signs of it slowing down. Unfortunately, there are as many risks as there are choices…
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Top Three Things Businesses Need to Know About Cryptocurrencies

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Blockchain technology has exploded into the public awareness with the rapid rise of cryptocurrency as a tradable commodity. Digital currency such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple utilize blockchain applications to create “coins” or “tokens” which are exchanged through a specific platform of networked computers. As business owners enter this space, many are wondering how does…
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