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5 Ways to Stop Leadership Teams from Self-Destruction

5 Ways to Stop Leadership Teams from Self-Destruction

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Building high performing teams is one thing, building high performing leadership teams is a completely different kettle of fish! If you’ve worked anywhere near a leadership team before, you know... read more

Speed Dating and 4 Other Innovative Team Building Activities

Speed Dating and 4 Other Innovative Team Building Activities

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I’ve been talking about top teams and ways to get them aligned in the past few weeks. Last week we ended with the Secret Ingredient that Ties Top Teams Together,... read more

Influence: The Power to Change Anything

Influence: The Power to Change Anything

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The 7-Year Glitch It’s tiresomely predictable. Every five to seven years after another management fad has swept across the corporate world, the report cards start rolling in documenting the horrendous... read more

3 Things Your Employees in the Field are Tired of Doing.

3 Things Your Employees in the Field are Tired of Doing.

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Managing employees in the field can be a tiring task. Juggling the management and monitoring of an entire team of representatives is enough to wear anyone out. In many cases,... read more

Sometimes It Pays To Be An Antisocial Know-It-All

Sometimes It Pays To Be An Antisocial Know-It-All

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Ben Horowitz is an entrepreneur who developed a data centre software company, Opsware and sold it to HP for $1.6B in 2007. In 2009 he and Marc Andreesen (who created... read more

The Curse of the Absentee Business Owner

The Curse of the Absentee Business Owner

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There’s a secret among franchises, and that secret is that franchises simply don’t work with an absentee business owner. In fact, most franchise companies won’t let you own one of... read more

The C-Level’s Recipe For Work-Life Balance

The C-Level’s Recipe For Work-Life Balance

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Add a dash of relaxation, and a pinch of hard work, and that should be the perfect recipe for balancing work and home, right? Wrong! With a growing family, a... read more

Men or Women Make Better Entrepreneurs

Men or Women Make Better Entrepreneurs

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Are men better entrepreneurs than women? Many of you are probably nodding your head right now. Men are traditionally portrayed as being more successful than women in starting and maintaining... read more

Thought Leadership Should Be a Verb Not a Noun

Thought Leadership Should Be a Verb Not a Noun

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One of the most common objectives for services-based firms over the last decade, regardless of industry, has been to establish thought leadership. And while it remains a vitally important marketing... read more

How Does the Successful CMO Prepare for the Board Meeting?

How Does the Successful CMO Prepare for the Board Meeting?

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Preparing for any board meeting is stressful and a big part of that stress comes from the inability of the CMO to answer pointed questions about revenue contribution. Today’s boards... read more

What Not to Say to Your CEO

What Not to Say to Your CEO

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You get it. It’s a new day for marketing and the role you can, and should, play is helping to directly grow top-line revenue. You’ve read the research and seen... read more

5 Secrets to Building Top Performing Business Teams

5 Secrets to Building Top Performing Business Teams

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Many people believe that top performers have an innate ability to succeed. They have something special that propels them to greatness. This is not true. A team of average performers... read more

4 Lessons from Centerplate – CEO Ethics Bounce Back to Your Company

4 Lessons from Centerplate – CEO Ethics Bounce Back to Your Company

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Attention CEOs: Your personal ethics splash back on you and your company.  If you don’t believe that, ask Centerplate’s former chief executive Des Hague, whose appalling treatment of a puppy... read more

Three Reports That Every Manager Should Be Asking Their Employees For.

Three Reports That Every Manager Should Be Asking Their Employees For.

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For Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs, it can be hard to appease the larger retail chains who require detailed reports and constant inventory management from their suppliers. CPG companies fighting to... read more

Playing Politics and Self-Defeating Behavior

Playing Politics and Self-Defeating Behavior

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If you take an informal survey about the characteristics of dysfunctional organizations, you will probably hear the word politics rise to the top of most peoples’ lists. In fact, many... read more