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Andrew Powell is the Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of Learn to Win, a learning technology company serving high-performance organizations, including professional sports teams in NFL, NHL, and NBA, the US Department of Defense, and Fortune 500 companies. Andrew grew up in Tennessee and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar, where he served as Student Body President. Before founding Learn to Win, Andrew was part of the founding team of the African Leadership University, where he was the Learning Innovation lead and launched three new universities based in Mauritius, Rwanda and Kenya. Andrew holds an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where he designed a new course on Technology, Innovation and Modern Warfare.
Every once in a while, a new team member "wows" leadership right out of the gate. Whether it’s because they dove headfirst into an important project, shared feedback on an inefficient process or simply asked great questions, these new employees found creative ways to impress their leadership and quickly establish themselves in their new positions.
Marketing and branding experts have long touted the power of live video content to build genuine, long-lasting relationships with target audiences. Not only does this help you improve your follower count, but it can also help you boost your brand recognition among new viewers. But to do so, you’ll need to focus on how to make your live videos interesting and engaging.
For many modern businesses, tech teams are the backbone of operations. Business leaders can support their IT staff in many different ways, from allocating an adequate IT budget to recognizing and acknowledging tech employees. Here, 10 Young Entrepreneur Council members share ways to set up your tech department for success.
When it comes to your professional life or your business, leveraging technology can have a major impact on how quickly and how well you’re able to get things done. But technology doesn’t have to be limited to work software or mobile apps. Often it’s the latest gadget you find yourself unable to live without.
As businesses recover from the pandemic-fueled events of the last few years, as well as grapple with the uncertainty of today’s economic climate, entrepreneurs are likely to feel cautious and unsure of how to plan for the success of their businesses going forward. After all, how can you plan for something you don’t know is going to happen?
Bringing on new hires to your team is always a gamble. While applications, resumes and interviews can help you make an educated decision about whether or not you think someone would be a good fit for your company, you never truly know until you hire them and they start working in their role. This is why a trial period can be a useful next step in the hiring process that can help you see how a candidate tackles real-life problems.
When an employee succeeds at work, leaders should make sure that employee feels recognized for their efforts. Rewarding your staff members for a job well done not only motivates them to continue to work hard, but it also inspires others to reach the same goal.
With so many forms of digital communication available, the traditional cold phone call may seem like a lesser form of gaining a sale or finding a business partnership. Some people may believe that cold calling will only lead to rejection—or worse, mid-call hang-ups. However, there are still ways to effectively cold call about prospective business transactions that will lead to success.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council share marketing methods you can use to get potential customers interested in your new mobile app.
Motivation and energy don't always stick around for long, so it's good to know how to channel it for maximum productivity.
Every growing organization will experience role transitions at some point. Whether a project is changing hands, an employee is moving into a promotion, or you’re hiring someone to take on a new position, you will want the transitions to go smoothly.
Companies with a 5-star rating have earned their stellar reputation by delivering a superior product or service and following best practices for customer service.
Many aspiring entrepreneurs start their businesses as "side hustles" so they can keep a steady income from their day jobs while still working on what inspires them. Still, they may dream of the day when that side hustle can become their main hustle.
A negative mindset can be poisonous in the workplace. It can lower morale, decrease productivity and spread to other members of the team, leading to toxic work culture.
Love them or hate them, pitches are essential components of the sales process. But it's not enough to have a simple slide deck and a few talking points. Your sales team needs an engaging presentation that truly showcases the value of your company's product or service.
With so many competing companies in today's marketplace, customers have countless options when it comes to patronizing a business. To influence their decision-making, customers look for companies that they believe will add value to their lives.
Every successful entrepreneur has one special "something" that has made a unique, lasting contribution to their achievements, be it a former mentor, a previous role they held or an event that impacted their life. Our lived experiences help define who we are as individuals and hone our perspectives throughout life. As we advance as professionals, these experiences take shape as new traits, resources and accomplishments that help drive our ongoing maturity and achievement.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council explain how to merge your website's copy and design to create a more engaging user experience.
Many employees are intimidated by salary negotiation, especially if they don’t have any prior experience with it. However, managers are more open to negotiation than you might think. In fact, 75% of managers expect to negotiate when making a job offer; however, workers often don’t take them up on the opportunity.
Overcoming a creative block can seem impossible at times, but with the right strategies, you can unlock more of your potential.
No matter what industry you're in, if you’re trying to hire in the current job market, chances are that you're up against some fierce competition. With so many companies to compete with, it's vital to find a way to stand out so that the best talent will want to join your team — and your job posting is the best place to start.
Learn to Win’s software platform unlocks Last Mile Learning for organizations. What is Last Mile Learning? It's the critical operational knowledge unique to every team. Last Mile training drives 80% of job performance, but it's unique to every org and can't be bought off-the-shelf. It lives in your experts' heads. It's taught informally - if at all. How does Learn To Win unlock Last-Mile Learning? Our platform makes it fast and simple for anyone to build a lesson. For learners, our technology incorporates learning science principles proven to make training more engaging and effective. Our mobile-first platform delivers learning in bite-size chunks that are easy to consume in the flow of work. We work with hundreds of customers: Fast-food chains upleveling workers on drive-thru management, NFL teams training on playbooks and scouting reports, tech companies onboarding new engineers, pharmaceutical companies readying sales reps for new product releases, and Air Force pilots drilling on emergency procedures. Ready to unlock Last-Mile Learning in your organization? We'd love to talk to you!