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Ikigai – How to See Growth in 2016!

As we start 2016, I would like to open our imaginations a bit and examine work and life from a couple of Japanese concepts that we have all heard about but few truly understand.  The first we are going to look at is “Ikigai” or “the why you get up every day” and the second […]

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Employee Expectations Vs Employer Expectations

Ultimately, I believe that everyone wants to be known for being productive and efficient, but not everyone shares the same definition of effective job performance.  In reality, if you determine the reality of limited resources, you’ll generally find that misaligned expectations between leadership and employees is the primary reason many requests are denied.  It should […]

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How Do You Embrace Change?

If you haven’t noticed, we live in an ever-changing world, personally, business and socially. I can’t guarantee much but I can guarantee that many things you are comfortable with today will change in the next 12 months. If you are a leader you are not only involved in change but you often initiate change so […]

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How to Deal with Reorgs?

Any Reorg Affects the Entire Team Are you faced with an internal or external reorgs, or are you planning a merger soon?  Here are some very brief tips to keep in mind when starting the process. Determining the value of a re-org is based on learning to measure success across the critical (and equal) elements […]

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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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Soft Skills, Manners, Etiquette in 2015, Part 1

  Over the last two weeks we have been discussing “Soft Skills” on our weekly Lunch & Learn Call” and one of the first items we discussed was manners, etiquette, courtesy, rudeness, or whatever you want to call the process of “bad manners”. It seems that as we have moved from a formal business environment […]

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Engagement to Innovate

Last week we discussed eight suggestions that could put vitality into your company through innovation. These ideas really focused on the triggers for empowering innovative thought and action so today I want to take this a bit deeper. To really leverage those ideas your people need to be engaged and we know what the data […]

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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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4 Tips to Develop a Team Competitive Advantage

In a previous article, we discussed the idea of problem solving broken into a mindset structure, in this article we will look at ways to make a team building strategy that can become a competitive advantage, if done consistently and transparently using those mindsets. If you are a team leader or senior leader, this same […]

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Check Your Ego at the Door – Revisited

“We Are The World”, in 1985 we listened to this song and thought we were on the edge of solving the problem of hunger in Africa, yet here we are 30 years later and we still struggle with the same issues.  The goal of Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie was to awaken the inner person to […]