Category Archives: Leadership

ARE YOU A CEO LEADING LIKE A COO?

by Leigh Bailey, The Bailey Group “I’m exhausted.” Several times recently, CEOs who are leading organizational transformation have made this comment during our CEO advisory session. On one hand, this is easy to understand. Issues and opportunities seem to come at the … Continue reading

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50 SHADES OF WASTE

by Frank Sonnenberg Does any of this waste sound familiar? Moving papers from one pile to another. Spending an hour to save a dollar. Hearing without listening. Requesting advice with no intention of acting on it. Starting many things without finishing … Continue reading

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10 TIPS FOR BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL SECOND HALF

by Bob Buford and Ken Blanchard What would you like to accomplish in the second half of your life? What do you value most? Here are some helpful tips for shifting into a successful second half. There’s a seismic shift happening across the … Continue reading

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ON AVERAGE, AVERAGES ARE STUPID

By Seth Godin “Across our 100 locations, sales on average are up 3% last month.” This tells you exactly nothing. It turns out that ten of the outlets each saw their sales double, while most of the other ones are stagnating … Continue reading

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THE BEST WAY TO HANDLE COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS

by Matt Norman, Dale Carnegie Three guys walked into a bar: a partner from a well-respected accounting firm, the general manager of a local retail store, and me. When the partner complained to the general manager, “It seems like your store … Continue reading

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HOW TO RETAIN EMPLOYEES BY TRANSFORMING FEEDBACK INTO LEARNING

by Dr. Jan Hoistad Sociologists and marketers tell us that Millennials are a fun-seeking, forward-thinking, and fearless bunch. They’re willing to tackle any project at any hour of the day if they find it interesting. That’s the vibrant upside. But as … Continue reading

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FOOTBALL AS AN ENTREPRENEUR

By Connie Certusi As an entrepreneur, you have more in common with your favorite teams and players than you might think. For some, fall is the season of sweater weather, bright foliage and pumpkin everything. For people like me, fall means … Continue reading

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HOW TO EXCEED YOUR GOALS IN 2016

by Dr. Travis Bradberry For many of us, 2016 begins with a promise—a promise that this year we will accomplish that which has eluded us. Often it’s the everyday things that prove most difficult—managing your schedule, treating people the way you … Continue reading

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4 QUESTIONS TO ASK FOR BETTER SALES AND MARKETING RESULTS

Excerpts from an MSPJ article by Clifford Jones – Conversion Marketing Experts Sales and marketing investments drive growth. Sales and marketing plan and actions must align for results to improve. When you plan better and measure results you are empowered to … Continue reading

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STRENGTHSFINDER DOES NOT IDENTIFY PEOPLE’S STRENGTHS

By Dale Henry It only, in Gallup’s own words, helps people identify their ‘talent themes’. Which Gallup admits is only 1/3 of what makes up a strength. Unfortunately, after stating this, they quickly move on and almost never mention it again. … Continue reading

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