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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Bulldoze the Guy? Why Loosening the Mood Just Might Help

Bulldoze the Guy?Why Loosening the Mood Just Might Help No doubt, as leaders, we deal with some pretty important stuff on a regular basis. It’s par for the course. When deadlines are looming or a new product is being released, stress levels can rise. The more important the situation or task – the more at […]

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The Dictators: An Even Easier Route

Leaving Revenue on the Table? You know those leaders. They are generally the ones who have worked their way up the corporate ladder and somewhere along the way – forgot that they are dealing with human beings. The dictator enjoys the title and uses it to his advantage (or at least tries to). Some leaders […]

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Conflict Management: Eight Out of Ten Will Misunderstand

Conflict Management: How We Act & React Matters Mushin is a tactic in samurai warfare that in essence, means ‘still center’. It is the ability to stay calm, read your opponent, and attempt to redirect his aggression in a more productive way (Thompson & Jenkins, 2004). When we sustain control of ourselves, we are better […]

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Jump On Board: Importance of Working On Your Business

Working on Your Business or Just In Your Business? As leaders, you all share some amazing qualities.  For instance, I’m willing to bet that perseverance, candor, and courage are at the top of the list for every single one of you. But that’s just some of the foundational stuff. The one area that many leaders […]

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Leadership: Looks Are Everything

Looks Are Everything   …..in the Life of the Leader Looks are everything, or so they say. I’m not talking about that Armani suit or Birkin handbag. Looking the part by presenting ourselves well physically is a given. What I’m talking about runs far deeper than anything we decide to wear to that major board […]

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Change Management & Globalization

How is it Impacting Your Business? Considering our world of globalization, change management really takes on more than meets the eye. With many business leaders facing the challenge of talent acquisition and retention, globalization adds a new twist. Foreign direct investments, international trade, and negotiations take on a new meaning with the lack of equality […]

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Customer Service: Top Priority

Top Priority? If Not, It Should Be  Considering just how stressful the business landscape is, customer services is a top priority to many leaders. If it isn’t’, it should be. With our global communities, people have access to our competitors with much more ease. They are privy to what is available and more than 80% […]

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Spheres of Excellence: What Was the Secret Ingredient?

Top Leaders Know the Importance…  … of the Secret Ingredient  We’ve mastered the threshold requirements. We’ve mastered the art of our trade. As leaders, we also realize that continuous improvement  is key. In a study including forty-four Fortune 500 companies (including IMB PepsiCo, & AT&T) comparing top sales performers, the 10% mastered more than twice […]

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Who Would You Pick?

Two Great Candidates…. Who Would You Pick? Many of you might already be familiar with this story – especially if you’ve worked with me in the past (I love this story!). It really drives home the critical nature of genuinely successful executives. Two top contenders were vying for a premium position at a renowned Fortune […]

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When Our Top Executives Don’t Live Up

As Leaders, We Should Prevent It We know we have some great talent. As leaders, a big part of our role is making sure we’ve retained top talent. Even if we’re caught up in the flight of acquiring and retaining human capital, I’m willing to bet – most, if not all of us have some […]

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Reserve Your Seat: The Elite Leader’s Forum

The Elite Leader’s Forum  Join us on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 7:00am PST/ 9:00am CST/ 10:00am EST as a founding member of the Elite Leader’s Forum. To reserve your seat, click here. Click here to learn more about our group. Seats are limited.    

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Political Impact: Conducting an External Environmental Scan

Be Proactive, Consistent, and Aware With the onset of changes to our political front, we know opportunities and challenges are in our forefront. Most leaders have prepared by garnering as much information as possible to determine how the results were going to impact their businesses. As such, the following is intended to serve as a […]

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Attention: Our Elite Leaders

Dedicated for the Best: Our Leaders Uniting the Elite  We are four times more successful when we make decisions with the support of our peers. Regardless of industry, the one commonality we all share as leaders is that we all know what it’s like to sit at the helm. It can be a lonely place […]

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Figuring Out What Our Customers Want

Same Concept Applies with Our Team, Too Our company provides a product or a service people want or need. It’s really that simple when you think about it. We’re in business because we’re honing in on perfecting the art and practice of delivering services or products that will either make people’s lives easier or provide […]

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Disruption? Interruptions? Why Would Anyone Advocate for That?

Disruption & Innovation We hear so much about workplace harmony, cohesiveness, and all that good stuff about promoting a strong, healthy culture. You know – that axiom about how our staff needs to put a cap on the attitude. Leave it at home. Don’t bring your issues here. Yes, our organization’s culture, workplace morale, and […]

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Talent Management: Why 40% Would Put Forth More Effort

Is it a Priority?  Talent management is a common concern for lots of leaders these days. We’re dealing with people who have opted to stay in the workforce and bypass standard retirement, insomuch as the influx of very different generations: Gen Y’s and Millennials. Top it all off with the economic situation we’ve been dealing […]

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A Leader with Character Attracts People with Character…

….and they become a team that is formidable under fire                ~ Coach Wooden For those of you who aren’t familiar with Coach Wooden’s work, try clicking on any one of the icons within the pyramid. Pretty inspirational stuff 🙂 Love to hear your thoughts~

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How Do I Really Know if I’ve Found a Good Trusted Advisor?

How Do You Know? Unlike the medical or legal industries, the coaching industry is largely unregulated. We want you to find and secure a trusted advisor (executive coach, leadership development facilitator, executive mentor, etc) who will provide expert services. You deserve it. You need it. All successful organizational leaders  have a dedicated trusted advisor. You […]

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The Tipping Point: Tried It Before. What Makes This Time Any Different?

What Would Make This Time Any Better? It’s no secret that successful executives and successful leaders have a dedicated trusted advisor. Organizations budget for professional development for a reason. The lucky ones have secured a credible one. They know the value. They have spent years relying on their trusted advisor. The best leaders aren’t going to […]

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Hats Off to Those Who Persevere

It’s Worth It: Our Local Leaders Have Proven It It’s no secret the economic situation has bruised many businesses. Even if we aren’t in an industry that is directly impacted, chances are we have customers who are. Which means we’re hit by the local economic turmoil, too. We can consider some degree of cyclical rebound in […]

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It’s Not Fluff, It’s Science. It’s Biology

It’s Not Fluff, It’s Science. It’s Biology Trust is cornerstone to so much in life. It’s no different in business. For as often as we hear people snicker at the mention of things like ‘soft skills’, the concept of trust is literally the basis of…. so much. It’s scientifically proven that as human beings, we […]

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