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As Founder and CEO of LogicPrep and a leading College Admissions Advisor, Lindsay helps students around the world maximize their potential, tell their stories, and identify their best-fit schools. Over the past decade, she and her team have helped thousands of families successfully navigate the standardized testing and college application landscape. Lindsay’s writing has been featured in publications including Forbes, Inc. and The Huffington Post. She's also the Founder & President of the Jesse Kolber Foundation which provides both access to and financing for college to highly achieving students who have demonstrated resilience, financial need, and a commitment to academic excellence. Lindsay earned her BA from Harvard University in English (Cum Laude) with a minor in Spanish Language & Literature.
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.
Millions of people have fresh ideas for new products every year, but not all of them do well in the market. In fact, only a small percentage of entrepreneurs with new product ideas become successful with them—and sometimes that success comes after pivoting from their original idea.
The first few years of a company can be the most critical for its overall growth trajectory. This early stage will set the tone for the business and determine how potential pitfalls will be handled.
Helping employees understand and acclimate to your company’s culture is a critical part of any new hire onboarding process. But when it comes to onboarding new managers, there are additional considerations to keep in mind.
For many people faced with an unpleasant assignment, procrastination provides a welcome escape. While putting off the work might be comforting in the short term, however, it inevitably results in more stress and frustration down the line.
Whether you're an entry-level employee, a CEO or anything in between, if you're passionate about your career, sometimes downtime can get pushed to the side. Instead of burning yourself out on work, however, there are ways you can use your downtime wisely.
Confidence is an important feeling to have if you want to succeed at work, in relationships and in everyday life. It's also a trait that seems much easier to possess than it actually is—Sometimes it takes a step outside your head and comfort zone to achieve it.
The process of hiring new employees can be both rewarding and difficult. Hiring managers or HR representatives need to make sure each candidate not only fits into the company culture and values, but also can do the job successfully.
When you're looking for advice on how to manage certain parts of your business, it can be wise to seek an advisor to counsel you. However, hiring the wrong advisor can lead you down a long and frustrating path that could even result in losses for your business.
There are many reasons why a person's career idles, but it will likely happen to just about everyone at some point. Personal issues, an economic crisis, a creativity block or financial trouble are just a few factors that might cause a person to lose their passion for work.
Communication is extremely important in the business world, especially when it comes to customers and clients. Without transparent communication, customers might feel disconnected from your brand and like they lack any support from your business.
Taking on the leadership role of a manager can be daunting the first time. You're in charge of an entire team, and their successes and failures fall largely on your shoulders. Even though it can be intimidating, it's important to start on the right foot.
While some may argue that “words are just words,” the language a leader uses can have a major impact on their employees. A leader’s words can be responsible for boosting morale, driving progress, resolving conflict and building relationships, so it’s vital that they choose them carefully. The wrong words, even well-intentioned, can have a negative ripple effect across the organization.
To be great leaders, they’ll first need a great leader.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council share their best tips for overcoming self-doubt when starting out in business.
Being an entrepreneur takes a lot of time, effort and resources, and all that work can sometimes be a major drain on your energy and your happiness. While the overall achievement of being an entrepreneur is fulfilling enough to many, sometimes it can be difficult to look at the big picture when feeling stressed by day-to-day problems.
Major changes are often necessary for a company that wants to keep growing and scaling. When critical moments occur, however, (such as a merger or landing a major client) leaders need to set the tone for the rest of their employees. How they respond to them will trickle down and set the example for how everyone else will work.
As a business owner, it's easy to lose sight of the office morale around you. Most entrepreneurs are focusing on many concurrent tasks that can strongly affect the business's health and success. While important, these packed schedules and heavy workloads can mean they don’t notice the issues that may be rising all around them.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council share the most important lessons they've learned about leading from afar.
While introversion should not be considered a negative trait, in the world of business, where so many daily tasks require people-to-people interaction, introverts can quickly find themselves drained of energy. Figuring out methods to cope with this issue isn’t always easy. Employers can help, however, by ensuring their work environment and duties are introvert-friendly.
Most facets of business rely on persuading others. In sales, the goal is to convince the buyer that your product is better than your competitors’. In a job posting, it's to persuade the candidate that your company is better than others. The art of being persuasive, however, is something many entrepreneurs overlook, despite it being such a core component to a successful business.
Motivating and guiding a team of employees toward innovation can be difficult even for the most seasoned leaders. You want to instill confidence in your employees, but giving up control and allowing them to embrace their creativity can be difficult.
It’s no secret that having the support of other leaders can make a major difference to a person's entrepreneurial success. When your network contains others who can identify with your struggles, they can then help motivate you from a personal perspective and deliver timely advice when you need it most.
Continuous training and development is a perk for today's curious workforce.
Define what great customer service means for your company.
Even if you prepare for a project that never comes to fruition, the very act of mapping out the possibility can yield important insight and help avoid mistakes.
While paper resumes may be eschewed for their digital variations in the coming years, the human element – and the power of narrative – is not going anywhere.
Leading from a monolithic mindset based on stereotypes or research data will only create missed opportunities for individual progress.
Every decision is, in its own small way, a reflection of your company and culture.
As a consultant, your performance is always being assessed.
Staff meetings don't have to signal drudgery.
The story you tell about your business or career impacts your personal brand, your sales funnel and even your office space.
Losing a key team member can rock your company to the core if you're not prepared.
At LogicPrep, we are a mind gym – an intellectual but highly sociable team of tutors, mentors and coaches to students. In plain terms, we are a radically different brand of college test prep (SAT/ACT/Subject Tests/APs) and advising that makes the student – the whole student – our priority, and creates an entrepreneurial, intellectually curious, joyous, and compassionate environment for learning and self-discovery. This tone is set by our brain trust of tutors and advisers, whose EQs are just as high as their IQs. Through one-on-one support, they help students appreciate all forms of intelligence, become the best version of themselves, and get into colleges where they will thrive, not just as scholars but as human beings.