Psychologist Carol Dweck has led a career researching the correlation between attitude and intelligence. We’re all aware that attitude can impact your life, but could it actually be the determining factor in how smart you are, and thus how successful?
The new year is coming up! And while hitting the gym or learning how to play golf might be at the top of your resolution list, you might want to consider re-thinking your workspace as a way to have happier and more productive year. We have 5 tips that will help you improve your workspace and we guarantee these minor adjustments will go a long way.
“Teamwork” is one of those words that are thrown around constantly in the business world, along with all the other sports metaphors, like “keeping your eye on the ball,” “going for the win” and “knocking it out of the park.” But the fact is, unless you’re a business of one, whom you choose as your partners, colleagues and employees – i.e. your team – may be the single most important factor in whether you can… well… knock it out of the park. After all, you may have the most ingenious, marketable product, and you may be working out of the… Read More
Whether you’re a lawyer, an accountant or a tech entrepreneur, starting your own business can be an exciting, promising and sometimes frightening proposition. On the one hand, it’s the American dream to work for one’s self, call all the shots and chart one’s own success. On the other hand, there are always unknowns in the business world. But if you arm yourself with the proper tools and resources, you can infinitely increase your chances for creating a successful business that will grow and expand over time. Law & Order Unless you’re a law firm, you’re going to need to retain… Read More
Have you ever had a stranger not thank you after you’ve held the door open for him? Or, as you’re searching the shelves in a supermarket, someone passes in front of you and doesn’t say “Excuse me?” In life, we should probably learn to let this little stuff go, in order to keep our sanity. But in business, we can’t afford to take anything for granted. Whether you’re the client or the business owner, you want to be on your best behavior and learn, as they say, how to “give good lunch.” Etiquette, manners and behavior are second nature to… Read More
Your look and feel of your executive office says a lot about you. It immediately telegraphs to colleagues and clients essential information about your professionalism, taste level and work style. Office design and arrangement can even impact your productivity and ultimate success rate. So how do you decorate your executive office to maximize your output? In general, less is more. Décor in an executive office is generally sleek, efficient and charming. It should project a sense of both humming activity and quiet calm – and of both professionalism and personality. And it should impress rather than depress. Here are some… Read More
Today’s Executive Suites Success Story is Alliance Residential Company, a national real estate company whose Northeast Headquarters is located at Executive Suites at the Hippodrome. We spoke with Adam Fruitbine, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager. Number of Employees: 2,000 total, 3 in the New York office. Specialties: Real estate — specifically, U.S. rental apartment development, acquisitions and property management. They handle the firm’s Northeast operations from NYC, as well as its fund and discretionary investment management platform. Company History: Fruitbine says: “Alliance is a national apartment operator, developer and property manager with over 70,000 units under management and roughly $9B AUMs. We are one… Read More
This is a story about Katie Shea and Susie Levitt, two NYU undergraduates studying Marketing and Finance who loved wearing high heels — but hated the way their feet felt after walking around New York City in them all day. So, in 2008, they put there heads together and created CitySlips — ballet flats that fold up and fit into a little purse women can easily carry with them — allowing them to change into comfy shoes at any point in their busy day. Cut to six years later. Shea and Levitt’s and little ballet shoes are selling at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom,… Read More
You’ve covered every base, dotted every “i” and made the most of your resources, and the time has finally come: Your baby needs a name. Not the kind of baby that sleeps in a crib – the kind you are proud to introduce as your very own business. We were reading about a restaurant recently and couldn’t get over the sheer ordinariness of its name. We won’t repeat it here, but let’s just say it fell along the lines of “Food and Table.” The place had a name that showed no imagination, thought or personalization, which is a huge missed… Read More
Those of us who work in an executive office space are all too familiar with one constant presence in our office environment: Our chair. To put it simply, we spend most of the day sitting. In fact, most Americans spend more time in their office chairs than they do in their beds. Which begs the question: What are we sitting on, and is it the best option for our minds and bodies? It all comes down to ergonomics, a fancy-sounding word that simply means “human factors.” An ergonomic design or arrangement is one that allows people to interact with objects in… Read More