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18 Minutes to Higher Productivity

18 Minutes to Higher Productivity

Leadership

A few weeks ago I read “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done“ by Peter Bregman. 18 Minutes is a business self-help entertaining book... read more

Why The Smartest Companies Are Embracing Remote And Flexible Work Arrangements

Why The Smartest Companies Are Embracing Remote And Flexible Work Arrangements

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As the workforce is shifting toward striking a balance between personal and professional lives, the concept of workplace is shifting from a brick-and-mortar office to a more virtual environment. The... read more

Are You An Open-Minded Leader?

Are You An Open-Minded Leader?

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Open mindedness is the willingness to listen to and consider opposing or contradictory views. People who are open minded are receptive to fresh ideas even if those ideas challenge their... read more

Why Marketing Leaders Should Embrace Story Listening Before Story Telling

Why Marketing Leaders Should Embrace Story Listening Before Story Telling

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“What I’ve seen is a leader doesn’t start with storytelling, they start with story listening.” -John Maeda, Design Partner, KPCB During the past two years, B2C as well as B2B... read more

Six Business Lessons Managers Can Learn from Nonprofit Peers

Six Business Lessons Managers Can Learn from Nonprofit Peers

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Executives and managers don’t often think of nonprofit organizations as competing in the same marketplace as profit-based companies. But even though these groups aren’t out to turn a profit, they... read more

7 Bad Management Traits That Will Make Your Employees Quit

7 Bad Management Traits That Will Make Your Employees Quit

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In addition to knowing what it takes to be a good manager, it is also crucial that you know what traits make your employees want to leave your company as... read more

Employee Engagement: Fostering the Courage to Push Back

Employee Engagement: Fostering the Courage to Push Back

Leadership

I’ve had the privilege of working for a number of good, and a few great, leaders over the years. Many, but not all, are now retired. And, each of these... read more

Want Your Company To Be The Industry Leader?

Want Your Company To Be The Industry Leader?

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Everybody wants to work for a company that’s an industry leader. Heck, most people think that it’s a pipedream to work for google … they even made a movie about... read more

The Struggles With Being “You” In Your Business

The Struggles With Being “You” In Your Business

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“There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.” – Steve Maraboli. Easy enough, right? Previously, I wrote about how... read more

Give Millennials A Chance

Give Millennials A Chance

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For the average baby boomer life was rather simple: go to college, get a job, get promoted, put a down payment on the house and start a family. This picture... read more

Identifying Influencers, Thought Leaders and Recruiting Virtual Ambassadors

Identifying Influencers, Thought Leaders and Recruiting Virtual Ambassadors

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In a competitive market it can be difficult to get your message out there to an appreciative audience. This is particularly true for enterprises that have yet to fully realize... read more

When You’re Compelled to Change Your Culture

When You’re Compelled to Change Your Culture

Leadership

Last week’s post talked about how to maintain an organizational culture that you prize. But what if some of your cultural norms aren’t good, healthy, or productive? What if your... read more

Four Things I’ve Learned From Coaching

Four Things I’ve Learned From Coaching

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You could say I have a passion for coaching. I coach my daughter’s volleyball team, not only because I love the sport, but because I love helping others be successful.... read more

Help!  – Change Again! – What Do I Do?

Help! – Change Again! – What Do I Do?

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The one constant today is change! Change is happening on a regular basis. Keeping up with changes is just the beginning. The best way I know how to keep up... read more

Keep an Open Mind

Keep an Open Mind

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Keep an open mind but not so open that your brain falls out. As part of a recent talk around creating a culture of innovation, I included this quote which... read more