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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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How to Understand the Law of Attraction!

Have you ever thought the world was there only to make you fail? Do you think that If you didn’t have bad luck you wouldn’t have any luck at all? This is an example of stinking thinkin’! In reality, you make your own luck, your own failures and successes with your choices. Yes, we can […]

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Why FOCUS is Critical Today!

Today, let’s examine how you handle actions in the workplace. Are you reactive to the events occurring within your environment and around you or do you take initiative to prepare for, participate in and/or control the events? Do you intentionally take an active or passive role? Do you think in terms of the present or […]

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Innovation Starts with The Leader – Always

I find it amazing that we struggle with the idea of being innovative in this day and age. There are so many opportunities to expand, grow and disrupt categories just by openly thinking and being aware of the sparks of opportunity. On the other hand, not every idea results in an innovative product or service, […]

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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 […]

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Are Soft Skills Over-rated?

Today, we are seeing a tremendous amount being written and taught on Soft Skills in the business and social arena. Many are saying this topic is over rated and just a buzz word. but I beg to differ. Many of our communications problems today find their root in incivility, rudeness and lack of respect. By […]

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Surveys, Still Valuable to Your Business?

Are surveys still valuable in your business? I have been asking myself this question for the last six months to a year. The sad problem is that I answer myself with the paradoxical “Yes” and “No”. On the telephone, in the mail, on our computers, smartphones and iPads, American consumers and businesses are being solicited […]

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2015 Challenge: Ideas for Engaging Employees

How can we, as leaders, engage employees’ heads, hearts, and hands? Much has been written on the subject of engaging employees  however in this article I will endeavor to highlight a number of areas were leaders should strive for excellence in dealing with their people. These will yield engagement. 1. Always Connect: Leaders must demonstrate […]

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2015 Challenge: Best Practice Trap?

In my experience when something is proposed as a best practice, then it implies that every other practice is inferior by default. However, if everyone is doing the same best practice, it leads to conformity. The uniqueness that makes up your company now disappears. Excellent Question: How can our business outperform the competition if it […]

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Building Respect is Critical!

Building respect is critical in business today. On the day after the last mid-term elections we were saying how tired we were of the foul innuendo and lies that are put forward in ads. Today, we live in a very open society where the criticizing of all leaders, from the president down, is not only […]