This blog was originally published on Mikus Kins’s LinkedIn Pulse.

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No matter what field you are in, communication is the key to success. In fact, many professional experts have gone on to say that the art of communication is simply the language of leadership. While the overall concept of transferring information from one person or place to another is simple in it’s meaning, many people tend to have a hard time grasping this overall importance of this skill. But what makes it so difficult to understand? Why do many people, even business leaders, constantly struggle to communicate their ideas…


Whether you are an art buff or a novice, there is always something special about the world of museums. In the grand scheme of things, nothing can replace the authenticity of world-renowned objects we see in museums each and every day. Not only do they provide us with an insight into the unknown history, but they also personify the passion, the time, and the culture of the world around us. Because of this, it is vital that we truly understand the importance of museums. Like us, these museums are simply entities that encapsulate the hopes and dreams, the frustrations and…


As a business leader, you will always be faced with a variety of different task to handle within the day-to-day. As imperative as it is to focus your attention on the more pressing issues within your business, I’d would highly advise you to spend a small portion on your day self reflecting on your goals, wants, and needs for the future.
To help you with this, I have outlined ten vital questions that will evaluate your leadership within your company. Some of these questions will require you to take a few hours to think about. …


When it comes to success, it is imperative that you understand and internalize your own personal and professional goals. By having this intrinsic understanding of what you want to accomplish professionally, you will be able to cultivate and shape your decisions, your actions, and your overall thought process each and every day.

But what happens when you have already made significant advances in your career? What can you do to further push yourself to the next level even when things are still tentative and uncertain?

For the very few and fortunate individuals, the answer simply comes to them. But for…


Starting a business is not simply the act of creating a company, but the entity of solving problems, serving a calling, and providing a purpose in an impactful and meaningful way. For many entrepreneurs, their goal is to create and establish a successful business. But in order to have longevity within their vision, they need to understand the importance of company culture.

In the grand scheme of things, great performances can never come without great people and strong culture working behind the scenes. As much as we can argue what is the silver bullet that drives a company’s success, we…


No matter where you are in your career, making a strong first impression will always be one of the biggest priorities at the workplace. It is, in itself, your inauguration in establishing your professional brand the minute you walk through your company’s doors. But as important as it is to provide that strong foot forward, it is absolutely imperative that you learn the art of saying ‘no.’

Within the business and private sector, many companies run on that gung-ho ‘yes’ work mentality. While I completely understand the ability to try new things and challenge yourself on a daily basis, it…


When it comes to art, it is imperative that you come into a piece with a holistic mindset. Art, as a whole, is not simply a painting or a sculpture to showcase in a museum. Instead, it is an entity and hallmark of the history and culture of a particular time and place. To truly value and appreciate art at its fullest, you as a viewer must understand and know the artist, the time period, and the style of a painting or project.

First and foremost, art is a beautiful and open-minded forum that is essentially accessible to all different…


Leadership is a compelling intellectual trade that moves people to action. It requires an individual to go beyond the standards of their day-to-day and seek various opportunities that challenges the overall status quo for the betterment of their company. But in order to inspire, in order to motivate, you as a business leader need to establish and foster a strong line of communication. That foundation will set an overall precedence for the goals you are looking to achieve each and everyday.

Now to further understand this trade in the most efficient and effective manner, you need to define your own…


While it is important to have a deep appreciation for the arts, it is also imperative to understand the overbearing problems that hundreds of museums are facing today. When we walk into a museum, you are not simply walking into a building with paintings and historical archives. Instead, you are entering a vast world where various concepts, ideologies, and cultures have shaped the overall foundation of our history. Hundreds, if not thousands, of these priceless historical artifacts, while prominently showcased in many of these popular museums, have been stolen, traded, and sold through numerous hands before making its way to…


Regardless of what field you are in, branding will always be the theme and essence of your company. While the rest of the world may adhere the term to marketing, branding, in itself is its own entity. In fact, the overall concept and field will always play an integral role within the overall success of your business. But before I go further of how to best brand your business and organization, I have to address the million-dollar question: What is branding?

When we think about branding, many businesses and organizations usually associate it within the realms of marketing. While they…

Mikus Kins

Mikus Kins is a capital markets expert who has extensive experience in both domestic and international financial markets. www.linkedin.com/in/mikuskins

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