It’s an intriguing portmanteau, but what does this new term—bleisure—actually mean? Defined simply, it is a blending of business-oriented trips with personal time. For instance, an account manager may be sent to Paris for a client meeting and decide to extend the trip over the weekend to shop the Champs-Élysées. By combining business with leisure, she is participating in the bleisure trend.
Kim Gordon is taking the Southern California housing market by storm. Her homes not only sell quickly, they also secure a price that is $1 million to $2 million above comparable properties in the area. She has sold four homes in the past three years—all of which have sold for $4 million to $6 million. Her most recent sale, a house in Venice, sold for $6.1 million, which is the highest price for a home in that location to date and $2 million above a similar property on the same street.
Having a diverse staff can improve your company because people from different backgrounds bring different perspectives to the decision-making process. For example, research suggests that companies with females on their boards financially outperform companies with all male boards. A multicultural team can bring many benefits to an organization, but only if that team works together in a harmonious fashion. If the team has trust issues and won’t collaborate, communicate or pull together when needed, a diverse staff may actually weaken your business instead. Here are three tips to help you build a diverse team that is cohesive and strengthens your business.
When it comes to delegating tasks, there’s no surefire method that works for everyone. However, one aspect that is applicable to all executives and leaders is that you should streamline and automate your work processes first so that the remaining tasks on your to-do lists are only the truly important jobs. Then, it’s time to consider what you should do yourself and what someone else can do.