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Monthly Archives: March 2017

For the Love of Entrepreneurship

Attention Entrepreneurs: There is a Primal Link For those of you who might have missed my article about leadership being akin to an affair (a genuine affair of the heart – not one of infidelity!), I thought it was time to follow up with a bit of science behind the assertion. I am fairly well-versed […]

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How the Subscription Economy Is Disrupting the Traditional Business Model

 Subscription Economy versus  Traditional Business Model Most consumers expect (and many demand) subscription-based services. Why wouldn’t they? It makes life a whole lot easier on them. And part of our goal as leaders is to ensure our customers have the best service possible, isn’t it? Back around 2007, most of us began to notice a […]

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Our Workforce: Women Leaders Still Remain Grossly Underrepresented

Let’s Close the Gap: Women Leaders Still Remain Grossly Underrepresented Our American landscape is inundated with executives striving to help their organizations reach greater heights striving to succeed in an unbelievably competitive environment. Our contemporary workforce is flooded with entrepreneurs. Many of them women and minorities. We all know that diversity is one of the […]

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The Happy Secret: How to Improve Our Work

TEDTalk: The Happy Secret to Better Work   For those of you who know me or may have read some of my previous posts, it’s no secret that I’m a huge advocate for being happy. In this funny TEDTalk, Shawn Achor shares the secret to better work. The secret is something so simple. Completely free. […]

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Increase Revenue without Spending a Dime: Zero Cost Strategies

Zero Cost Strategies  Increase Revenue without Spending a Dime Zero cost strategies. Sounds good, doesn’t it?! Not only will it help our business with revenue generation or even during a cash crunch, the real benefit is to our customers. And we want to keep our customers happy. Loyalty goes a long way. As leaders, we’re […]

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Entrepreneurship: 8 Greatest Challenges …and Solutions

The 8 Greatest Challenges (and solutions!) in the Life of an Entrepreneur Joining the world of the entrepreneur has got to be one of the most rewarding endeavors ever. It’s also one of most challenging. The good news is that there is a plethora of help and support available. The biggest hurdle I see many […]

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Growth at the Cost of Leadership: Lessons from Uber

Growth at the Cost of Leadership: Lessons from Uber Most of us have heard of the chaos Uber is experiencing with lack of proper leadership. In this Washington Post article, Uber’s CEO admits that the aftermath of this crisis has led him to recognize the acute need for good, solid leadership skills. Anytime we see […]

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Leadership Tips: 9 Secrets to Identify a Real Leader

They’re Popping Up Everywhere: 9 Secrets to Identify a Real Leader I’m so pleased that people are taking heed to the importance of quality leadership. Our organizations need it. Our employees deserve it. Our customers notice it. It’s evident in our bottom line. We need genuinely good leaders who are committed to the endeavor. Who […]

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Leadership: Pay it Forward

Pay it Forward Its What We Do as Leaders   Click here to read Dickerson’s inspirational article about the core of why we do what we do. Dickerson is an amazing speaker. For over 30 years, he’s been speaking to audiences in the U.S. and abroad. He knows how to spin a story, make you laugh, […]

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Happy Employees, Happy Customers: 5 Ingredients for Success

Hats Off to Organizations with Happy Employees: 5 Ingredients for Success Just like anything in our personal lives, when we’re happy – it tends to pepper the lives of those we’re closest to. Same thing applies in the workplace. When our employees are happy, it spills over to our customers. Our customers see it. They […]

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How to Avoid the 10 Top Habits of Unlikable People

 Top 10 Habits ….of Unlikable People It’s so easy to identify them. Even if they are hard workers or fiercely loyal, there is just something about them…albeit obvious or maybe something we can’t quite put a finger on. Whatever the case, they’ve managed their way into the category of being unlikable. According to Bradberry (2017), […]

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Tips from Treasure: Speak so that People Will Listen

How to Speak So That People Want to Listen Powerful speaking. It’s a skill every leader needs. But it’s also a trait that many fall short of. Actually, effective communication – the type of communication where people will actually listen – is a trait that many people struggle with. After all, lots of misunderstandings stem […]

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How Come Women Aren’t Speaking Up?

Our Leaders, Executives, Speakers…. How Come Women Aren’t Speaking Up? It’s not for a lack of female leaders, executives, or speakers. Yes, of course we all know what Jones (2017) refers to as the heavy-hitters – the really famous women we either know or know about. But what about the women in our own organizations […]

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Your Business is a Gold Mine

Your Business is a Gold Mine   ~~I wanted to remind you of the power of you hold~~   What I find so impressive about our little group here is the fact that I know many of you. I know how powerful your leadership is – to your people, to your organizations, and to the […]

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Attention Leaders: How to Spot a Liar

The Art of Skillful Conversations: Spotting a Liar  Did you know that the art of effective conversations involve participating in the process (I mean on the receiving end) of lying. In other words, when we grasp the tools to spot liars, we can better arm ourselves to avoid involuntarily participating those tough conversations that just […]

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Our Managers: 4 Tips for Those Struggling to Adopt a Coaching Mindset

Our Managers: 4 Tips for Those Struggling to Adopt a Coaching Mindset I am confident that most of you recognize the importance of integrating a coaching culture in your workplace. While the concept isn’t anything new, successfully integration and consistent practice has proven to still be a bit of a challenge to lots of organizational […]

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Teamwork: Weak Link Transmitting More Power Than We Could Ever Imagine

One Weak Link Could Create Impact  More Than We Could Ever Imagine   Teams can be such powerful forces behind a company’s success. Especially when we’re working on a major project, the strength of a few or several key executives working toward our common goal can be astounding. When we’ve got a team member who […]

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Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek How Great Leaders Inspire Action As leaders, most of us are also advocates of continuous development. How is it that some leaders seem to be so much more inspirational than others? I can confidently posit that we all share a very common theme: we want results. While we also expect results, it’s up […]

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Are You a Giver? Or a Taker?

Are You a Giver or a Taker? The world is filled with people that are givers and takers. The workplace is full of both. From our own workforce, we know full well which executives, which direct reports, and usually which front line workers are givers or takers. What’s more – it’s pretty darn easy to […]

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Did He Blow It? Coaching Our Executives through Difficult Conversations

Coaching Our Executives: Transforming Difficult Conversations We experience them at home. In the boardroom. At parent/teacher meetings. Difficult conversations are par for the course. They are simply part of life. What’s more – stress in the workplace is inevitable. Conflict and/or difficult conversations are to be expected when we’re dealing with an unexpected influx of […]

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Tips for Profit Optimization

Leadership Also Means Commitment to Profit Optimization Many, if not most leaders are interested in continuous improvement. After all, the key to organizational success starts and ends with good, solid, and strong leadership. But truth be told, we want results. We expect results. All organizations go through a life-cycle and as leaders, we are well […]

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