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5 Culture Movements That Are Permeating Your Company

Since well before the start of the Industrial Age, companies have existed by a command and control leadership culture model and hunkered themselves down behind corporate walls of silence.  It worked well, in many peoples minds, until we entered the Internet Age.  Since then there have been a number of movements that have affected that structure and […]

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Coaching Leadership

Why Successful People Aren’t Always Successful Leaders!

Many people assume that if someone is successful it is because they have good leadership skills. Some people assume that if a business is successful it is because it has good leaders. Leadership isn’t something that is particularly easy to pass on to other people. Sometimes a company is successful because a past leader was […]

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Coaching commitment PE-ER

The Why’s of Commitment

Simon Sinek makes some major statements in his 2011 book, “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action”, but he emphasizes the fundamental need of every human, who is striving to succeed, to know the “WHY” of what they are doing. He discusses the idea of inspiring others to do well and […]

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How to Tackle Change & WIIFM!

In times of change, “What’s in it for ME?” (WIIFM) is the “BIG” question everyone wants an answer to as soon as possible. Basically, we are all self-centered so this should be no surprise. As a leader, it is your responsibility to see that the communications are clear, concise and authentic. Where possible, we need […]

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Unlearning Could be the Key to Successful Change

Could the solution to resistance to change be a simple act of unlearning?  Let’s look into this and see just how complex this statement really is for humans. Lao Tzu said, “To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” Peter Drucker said it another way, “We spend a lot […]

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Gibb’s Rules Adapted to Business!

I have been a fan of the TV program NCIS since it was originally released. I have loved it for a number of reasons but most of all because of the focus on Gibb’s rules as a core of operations for the team. There are 50+ of these rules that have cropped up in many […]

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Coaching Employee Engagement Leadership Uncategorized

Intentionally Redefine Your Leadership Style (part 4)

  So what can you do to develop    your unique leadership style into one that will be highly trusted and respected? Today we continue last week’s post, here are the last three of the seven characteristics you can integrate when selecting the best leadership style, with tips for putting them into action. Be Collaboration-Focused The […]

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3 Tips for Building Trust Circles & Improve Sales!

Has this ever happened to you? After you walk through the doors of a business or you call them and you are immediately surrounded or talking to a – perfectly groomed person with a smile planted across his face in greeting. Within two minutes they have talked non-stop and promised you everything, including the moon, […]

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Leadership Uncategorized

Soft Skills in Action for Self-Motivation & More Sales

Generally, a sales motivation blog will contain a number of steps that you can do to sell your products and/or services to more people, more often but every one of those steps are rooted in soft skills. In this blog we are going to review a common list in that light. While it is very […]

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10 Growth Roadblocks to Overcome for Small Business Leaders

I have spent the last few weeks talking about soft skills, now we will see how some of those can be used by the entrepreneur. In today’s business world the small – medium privately held business faces a number of growth roadblocks that can impede their growth and success in their market place. While I […]