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CEO of Vipe Studio | featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Hubspot

I was once an athlete. Then a journalist. Now I am a CEO of an IT company. Still running marathons though.

CEO of Vipe Studio | featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Hubspot

I was once an athlete. Then a journalist. Now I am a CEO of an IT company. Still running marathons though.

A Few Important Aspects of the One-On-One Meetings

Perhaps you think you know all about one-on-one meetings, but it never hurts to dig deeper into the subject. In today’s business and work culture, communication and professional relationships are everything. We can even take a step further stating that without them, any business would probably be doomed and undoubtedly unsuccessful. When you come to […]

#communication #employee interaction #one-on-one meetings #Management

Posted on: 12/02/22; Last updated on: 12/02/22;

Overqualification: How To Manage Excellent Employees

In today’s article, we discuss overqualification in business – let’s investigate good practices for handling over-qualified employees in the workspace. The hiring process is essential for any business. At first, entrepreneurs come up with an idea and after careful research and planning they figure out ways to implement the theory in reality. Once a business […]

#overqualification #qualified employees #team-management #Management

Posted on: 11/24/22; Last updated on: 11/24/22;

The 4 Pillars of Communication You Need To Master as a CEO

Communication is key when it comes to owning a business – as a CEO, you should definitely know a thing or two. The truth is that the majority of aspiring entrepreneurs don’t have much experience when it comes to their future business endeavors. Usually, they are people full of ideas who desperately want to see […]

#business communication #communication #conversations #improving communication #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Leadership #Management

Posted on: 11/18/22; Last updated on: 11/18/22;

Leadership Tips: How To Stay Calm When Agitation Arises?

No one’s immune to agitation at some point during their leadership – let’s discuss how to tame the discontent. Some time ago I’ve discussed the topic of conflict resolution. In it, I’ve explored all those instances when conflicts in the team arise and how the manager deals with all those situations. By all means, a […]

#agitation #agitation in business #agitation in leadership #frustration #Leadership #Management

Posted on: 11/09/22; Last updated on: 11/09/22;

In Addition to Effective Management, Try Out Quiet Management As Well

Nowadays being a successful leader is more about freedom and trust than control – let’s dive into the world of quiet management. Have you ever heard of quiet management? Don’t worry if the answer is no. In this day and age, we are constantly surrounded by newer and newer terms and definitions – it’s no […]

#leadership #management #quiet management #shadow manager #Management

Posted on: 10/10/22; Last updated on: 10/10/22;

Level Up Your Game in Effective Management in 4 Easy Steps

Effective Management should, by all means, be any leader’s top priority. Back in the day, people were eager to become managers; nowadays they are willing to become effective managers. We live in a world where hopping straight to a leadership position is not that difficult – when you think about it, CEOs are more eager […]

#effective management #leadership #team-management #Management

Posted on: 10/07/22; Last updated on: 10/07/22;

Wondering How To Handle Your Next Business Meeting? Here Are the Fundamental Guidelines

These days, more than ever, managers and employees engage in business meetings – let’s discuss some of the best practices in order to achieve really beneficial conversations. Years ago only the upper management went to meetings. To the employees, this activity looked bizarre, an almost cult-like endeavor where secrets were whispered and plans were drawn […]

#business meeting #management #management tips #meeting #Advice #Management #Productivity

Posted on: 09/27/22; Last updated on: 09/27/22;

Let’s Discuss Project Management Pt.3: Lean Methodology

The Lean methodology is all about adding value and getting rid of waste. During the last couple of weeks, I wrote two articles that focused entirely on two major project management methodologies. The first one had to do with the infamous Waterfall method that is still widely used in many companies and in many instances. […]

#lean methodology #project management #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 07/28/22; Last updated on: 07/28/22;

Let’s Discuss Project Management Pt.2: Agile Methodology

For when things get ruff, we often use the agile methodology. Last week I had my mind wrapped up around the idea of project management. As the CEO of Vipe Studio, I often have to figure out plenty of tasks and duties, as well as find the most appropriate way to distribute the entire workload […]

#agile #agile methodology #entrepreneurship #project management #Management

Posted on: 07/22/22; Last updated on: 07/22/22;

Let’s Discuss Project Management: Waterfall Methodology

In a series of articles, let’s discuss project management, focusing on a different approach each time – today, we talk about the Waterfall Methodology. Being a leader goes hand in hand with a variety of tasks and duties. We’ve discussed several times the importance of time management, team management, and the distribution of tasks between […]

#business management #project management #waterfall methodology #Management

Posted on: 07/15/22; Last updated on: 07/15/22;

Here’s How To Handle Negative Feedback as a Company Representative

Do you think your company would never receive negative feedback? Think again! We’ve discussed by far a lot of things when it comes to building and maintaining a business – from the very first steps toward executing the plan to the way we should react to customers’ requests and queries. Of course, owning a business […]

#customers support #negative feedback #running a business #testimonials #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 07/13/22; Last updated on: 07/13/22;

This Is How You Are Not Supposed To Lead an Interview

Let’s have a moment to discuss the process of hiring new employees – in an interview, what are some of the worst behaviors candidates could come across? Numerous times I’ve talked about one of the key factors when it comes to business development. Other than hard work, great marketing, and outstanding customer service, we all […]

#candidates interview #company development #hiring process #interview #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 07/07/22; Last updated on: 07/07/22;

Tips On Handling Employees’ Opinions and Points of View

Let’s discuss why it’s so important for you to listen to your employees’ opinions and points of view. But like, really listen. All right, here’s the thing – I honestly believe the business world would be a much better place if we all just communicate better and listen to each other. And this doesn’t only […]

#employees #leadership #management #team #team-management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/29/22; Last updated on: 06/29/22;

4 Tips on Decreasing Workplace Stress We All Need to Implement

Workplace-related stress is definitely a thing and we should all do whatever it takes to address it properly. Recently I wrote about increasing the positive work atmosphere at the office since this is a crucial element for maintaining a team with happy and fulfilled customers. Today I decided to look at things from the other […]

#anxiety #entrepreneurship #management #stress #stress at the workplace #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/24/22; Last updated on: 06/24/22;

7 Business Hacks You Should Implement Right Away

Even though establishing a business is a great deal, the following steps are not less important at all – let’s discuss some business hacks that might be useful! If you are reading this, then perhaps you’ve already built a business (or intensively planning to do so). Congratulations! I promise you you’ll experience amazing emotions accompanied […]

#advice #business #business hacks #entrepreneurship #useful #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/21/22; Last updated on: 06/21/22;

How To Handle Introverts In Team Management? Here Are 5 Tips

Sure, we all live in an extrovert-oriented world, but introverts still make up a significant percentage of the human population. If you are a team leader, a manager, or a CEO, you most definitely have to communicate with your team members on a daily basis. Be it work matters or discussing more personal topics, conversations, […]

#extroverts #introverts #leadership #management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/02/22; Last updated on: 06/02/22;

Journalism Taught Me Critical Thinking – Here Is How I Use It in Leadership

Do you know what’s common between a good leader and a good journalist? Their ability to express critical thinking when necessary. Little did I know back in the days that in university I’ll be able to build the fundaments of my future leadership career. Before entering my journalism courses, I thought I’ll learn how to […]

#critical thinking #leadership #management #thought process #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 05/31/22; Last updated on: 05/31/22;

Are You Sure You’ve Implemented The Best Leadership Approach? Ask The Team!

Thoughts on leadership styles and how to know whether you’ve chosen the right one not only for your preferences but also to your employees’ liking. Just recently I’ve written an article on Medium whose topic had to do with two of the most widely used leadership approaches – transactional and transformational. It did quite well […]

#leadership #leadership-approaches #management #strategy #Entrepreneurship #Management #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 05/27/22; Last updated on: 05/27/22;

Hybrid Office Done Right – Tips on Managing Remote Employees

It’s high time we focus on that modern hybrid office thing that shapes trustworthiness, reliability, and flexibility as never seen before We went through a lot of changes during the pandemic. Certainly, the majority of them had to do with our perception of things – all of a sudden we began viewing health and socialization […]

#home office #hybrid office #management #remote work #Advice #Management

Posted on: 04/27/22; Last updated on: 04/27/22;

In Leadership, Empathy Is In the Top 3 Soft Skills

Today we take on a slightly different approach when it comes to leadership – once we’ve mastered the hard skills, it’s time we focus on the soft ones as well. I assume I have the confidence to talk about leadership – throughout the years I’ve managed to gather quite some experience in leading teams. Whether […]

#empathy #leader #leadership #team-management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 04/15/22; Last updated on: 04/15/22;

Team management in a nutshell – the boss, the leader, the friend

Today we discuss the three quintessential parts that make a team management leader a successful one Truth be told, one of the most challenging endeavors that lay ahead in an entrepreneur’s business duties is the proper management of their team. Without a well-built and successful team hardly any company can prosper and grow. With this […]

#boss #business #leader #leadership #team #team-management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 04/08/22; Last updated on: 04/08/22;

5 Easy Ways to Demonstrate Thought Leadership

A thought leader. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Thought leaders are experts in their fields who are frequently called to speak at public events or hold webinars to share their knowledge. However, speaking engagement gigs are not so easy to land, especially if you’ve just begun your business endeavour. Thankfully, you don’t […]

#entrepreneur #leadership #Management

Posted on: 01/25/22; Last updated on: 01/25/22;

The Most Valuable Startup Advice You’ll Ever Get

As a business owner myself, I often get questions about launching a successful startup endeavour. Many people want to know what guidance I would give to my younger self and what is the finest piece of advice I’ve ever received? Developing a startup can be a truly transformative life experience. The whole concept differs greatly […]

#endeavour #entrepreneur #startup #Management

Posted on: 01/22/22; Last updated on: 01/25/22;