Ivan Popov

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CEO of Vipe Studio

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

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

5 Subtle Ways In Which You Decrease Your Productivity Levels

Whatever information source you land on, it’s highly likely you’ll read about productivity levels – so why not address how we subtly manage to decrease them unconsciously? For quite some time now my life has evolved around my productivity levels. As a CEO of a WordPress Development Agency, I constantly have a handful of tasks […]

#productivity #productivity levels #productivity techniques #Productivity

Posted on: 12/08/22; Last updated on: 12/08/22;

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;

Emotional Intelligence In The Context of Leadership

Emotional intelligence is perhaps one of the things we absolutely should not underestimate when it comes to leadership and management. Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash What comes to your mind whenever you hear intelligence? Take a moment right now and try to let your mind wander. We often focus on intelligence in our daily lives, trying […]

#emotional-intelligence #emotions #leadership #management #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 11/17/22; Last updated on: 11/17/22;

Facing Difficulties In Entrepreneurship: Strategies On How To Stay On the Right Track

Whoever thinks owning a business is always smooth sailing, think twice – difficulties in entrepreneurship peak behind every corner and we need to be prepared. The moment a person decides it’s about time they engage with establishing a business, various types of emotions kick right in. At first, we feel the excitement and visualize great […]

#business growth #business obstacles #difficulties in entrepreneurship #Entrepreneurship #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 11/14/22; Last updated on: 11/14/22;

How Does a Job In The Corporate World Help You Establish a Business Later On

We often turn to numerous entrepreneurial tips, but what if our past professional experiences have done the trick? Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash Owning a business. Surely this phrase triggers an emotion in everyone. For some, it could lead to excitement and a sense of adventure. For others, it perhaps is the only possible and logical way […]

#corporate-culture #corporations #development-and-growth #entrepreneurship #experience #Medium

Posted on: 11/10/22; Last updated on: 11/10/22;

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;

To Delegate or Not To Delegate? The Ultimate Guide To Work Distribution

A friendly reminder to all leaders out there: You cannot and should not do everything. Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash We often discuss all the responsibilities leaders have: Be it team performance, implementing various types of leadership approaches, communication, project management, you name it, and probably a leader you know is already trying to carry a […]

#delegate #leadership #leadership-strategies #team-performance #work-delegation #Medium

Posted on: 11/02/22; Last updated on: 11/02/22;

How Building Habits Can Help You Establish a New Mindset

On the power of habits – why implementing small changes can actually transform your life for the better? Perhaps many of you have heard plenty of success stories that deal with people having an extraordinary mindset that allowed them to go places in terms of their personal and professional development. So here we are, back […]

#habits #habits building #personal-development #professional growth #Advice #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 11/02/22; Last updated on: 11/02/22;

I Kid You Not: Relaxation Is a Crucial Part of Success

I share 7 strategies that will help you relax in even the busiest of times. Photo by Chris Thompson on Unsplash Take a look around — I bet you’ll witness tons of advice and tips on how to boost your productivity and show better and better results. I’ve too written several articles on the subject of self-development and success […]

#relaxation #relaxation-techniques #stress #stress management #success #Medium

Posted on: 10/31/22; Last updated on: 10/31/22;

3 Better Alternatives to Direct Calling That Can Potentially Save Anyone’s Productivity

Perhaps we should consider that calling someone the moment we have something to say is not the best option when it comes to productivity and focus. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Communication and productivity. There are so interconnected with each other, especially in today’s business climate — we rely on discussions more than ever while also hoping to […]

#business communication #calling #comunication #productivity #productivity-hacks #Medium

Posted on: 10/28/22; Last updated on: 10/28/22;

Elevate Your Motivation in 3 Easy Steps

We live in a world where we’re constantly surrounded by thoughts about motivation – let’s discover how to reach it on a daily basis. What comes to mind whenever we think about motivation? Usually, it has to do with success, leveling up, development and growth. Essentially, in today’s work climate, we ultimately relate motivation to […]

#motivation #motivation steps #strategy #Advice #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 10/26/22; Last updated on: 10/26/22;

Discussing Leadership in the Context of 4 Tips by Richard Branson

The best leadership practices are often obtained through inspiration and example. Photo by Jehyun Sung on Unsplash I’ve talked numerous times about leadership. I’ve discussed what it’s all about, I’ve described famous leadership strategies, and I even focused on some of the most important leadership theories out there. Certainly, discussing leadership is, by all means, a pleasant […]

#growth #leadership #leadership-strategies #richard-branson #tips #Medium

Posted on: 10/21/22; Last updated on: 10/21/22;

Besides Productivity, We Should Also Focus on Prioritizing

Prioritizing is definitely one of the keys to success – along with productivity, let’s discuss what lies beneath the surface. If you conduct research in a mere attempt to find what’s new and hot in terms of most read topics, you’ll definitely stumble upon the subject of productivity. As if today everybody is obsessed with […]

#prioritizing #prioritizing methods #productivity-hacks #Productivity

Posted on: 10/18/22; Last updated on: 10/18/22;

Why Do Most Businesses Fail? My Take as a Company CEO

To all business owners — most of the time, it’s a matter of how you plan rather than what you do Image by Trang Le from Pixabay Last week as I was browsing Quora and emerging myself in what interests people in the field of business, company establishment, leadership, team management, etc., a specific question took my attention. I […]

#business #business-failure #business-plan #business-strategy #planning #Medium

Posted on: 10/17/22; Last updated on: 10/17/22;

Theory of Leadership – Discussing The 4(+1) Most Popular Ones

A theory of leadership sums up all the skills, traits, and interpersonal characteristics a person has or can develop to become a truly successful leader. We’ve all heard about successful leaders. The most famous are the ones in charge of teams situated in huge enterprises and companies that pretty much shape nowadays’ business climate. Others, […]

#leadership approach #leadership theories #theory of leadership #Leadership

Posted on: 10/14/22; Last updated on: 10/14/22;

How Does Leadership Impact Team Performance?

If the first component of team performance is the members, the very second is the leader @pch.vector / Freepik If you’re aware of today’s corporate and startup-like business climate, then you are probably familiar with the concepts of leadership and team performance. In a company, those two aspects shape much of the enterprise’s structure and mainly defines […]

#leadership #management #team #team-performance #work #Medium

Posted on: 10/13/22; Last updated on: 10/13/22;

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;

If You Want To Excel at Work, Try Improving Your Work Ethic — Here Are 9 Tips How

If You Want To Excel at Work, Try Improving Your Work Ethic — Here Are 9 Tips How Of course, covering all the job requirements is vital, but there’s something more to it — our work ethic helps us navigate through success and workload. Photo by Marten Bjork on Unsplash I’m sure pretty much everyone at some point in their professional […]

#career-advice #careers #development #professional development #work-ethic #Medium

Posted on: 10/04/22; Last updated on: 10/04/22;

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;

7 Things I Learned In 7 Years of Owning a Business

We all learn from experience and since every experience is different, I believe it’s worth the mention Image by 巻(Maki) from Pixabay Wow, 7 years! Sometimes when I look back it seems like it was just yesterday when I decided to go full entrepreneur and ditch my employee career. It’s one of those decisions that are both […]

#business #experience #growth #lessons #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 09/26/22; Last updated on: 09/26/22;

Clients Communication Is Exciting yet Challenging — Here Are 5 Tips for Improving It

Clients Communication Is Exciting yet Challenging — Here Are 5 Tips for Improving It Every business owner will agree — we all strive to improve the communication we have with our customers. Image by Sabine Kroschel from Pixabay The moment we decide it’s about time to establish a business is the moment when all kinds of emotions quickly rush into […]

#business communication #client-communication #communication #customer #customer-service #Medium

Posted on: 09/23/22; Last updated on: 09/23/22;

6 Soft Skills That Are Undervalued When It Comes to Entrepreneurship

In today’s article, we’ll go beyond what’s obvious and will discuss 6 additional soft skills that you’ll find incredibly useful in entrepreneurship. Numerous times before I’ve discussed the importance of having soft skills. In fact, I truly believe they are more quintessential for success than any hard skill, merely because mastering a hard skill is […]

#development #entrepreneurship #growth #soft-skills #Advice #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 09/16/22; Last updated on: 09/16/22;

A Quick Fix About How To Stop Feeling Bad Instantly

I’m spitting it out right from the start-stop comparing yourself to others. Photo by Jason Dent on Unsplash Have you ever wondered what were the happiness levels of people years ago? Here’s a quick hint: research states that people were a lot happier and more content with their lives in 1957 than today. In brief, the research states […]

#comparison #fulfillment #happiness #influencers #self #Medium

Posted on: 09/14/22; Last updated on: 09/14/22;

How Modern Pentathlon Is the Same As Agile Project Management?

Things often don’t go as planned — both in sports and project management. Photo by Gentrit Sylejmani on Unsplash My time is often shared between doing sports, web development, and running a company. It was about time I focus on finding common ground between the three major activities in my life — turned out they indeed share plenty of similarities. […]

#agile methodology #entrepreneurship #problem-solving #project management #sports #Medium

Posted on: 09/14/22; Last updated on: 09/14/22;