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Hubris: The Silent Killer of Business

Posted on January 11, 2017 by | Leave a comment

The common rhetoric for businesses today is to focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. There seems to be a notion that to be a good leader you can do no wrong, you must exude confidence and make decisions with no hesitation. I see this regularly among failing small businesses. When owners see ... read more

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Bring the “Human” Back into HR

Posted on September 17, 2016 by | Leave a comment

While in the past the human resources department has typically been the place employees go to for their payroll, but today there is a lot more to be expected from HR then just a weekly check. Now human resources are not just a place to inquire about paid time off, maternity leave or paycheck deducti... read more

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Eleven Rules of Super Valuable Employees

Posted on November 6, 2015 by | Leave a comment

Karen had been counting the days to her Hawaiian vacation. She worked hard at her job and deserved the time off. Little did she know that while she was laying on the beach, her boss and co-workers were counting the days until her return. In the few short years Karen had worked there she had become s... read more

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The Top 10 Ways to Sink Your (Leader) Ship

Posted on October 21, 2015 by | Leave a comment

Let’s cut to the chase. The integral elements of a business are its staff, resources, processes, and output (products/services). At the helm of it all is leadership. Leadership is both a category of titles with particular responsibilities (i.e. executives) and a personal/professional trait—a min... read more

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Ten Tenets of Effective Leadership

Posted on October 8, 2015 by | Leave a comment

Being an effective leader goes beyond the outdated paradigm of, “I’m the boss; do what I say.” A successful leader of any organization must learn how to break with tradition and take forward action in order to make a positive difference in the organization.  Vision and Strategy A leader... read more

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Unleashing Talent – How to Empower Employees

Posted on August 19, 2015 by | Leave a comment

Unleashing Talent  Empowering Individuals Have you ever watched a leashed animal? Let’s use the ordinary example of someone taking a dog for a walk on a leash. The dog walks along at the pace the owner sets. The dog can go only so far before being tugged back by the leash. Then what happens ... read more

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Ten Tenets of Effective Leadership

Posted on August 8, 2015 by | Leave a comment

Being an effective leader goes beyond the outdated paradigm of, “I’m the boss; do what I say.” A successful leader of any organization must learn how to break with tradition and take forward action in order to make a positive difference in the organization.  Vision and Strategy A leader... read more

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Lead from the bottom up, not from the top down.

Posted on August 6, 2015 by | Leave a comment

Your decision to lead from the bottom up is the decision to be a servant leader. Servant Leadership Theory The phrase “servant leadership” was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in his 1970 essay “The Servant as Leader.” Though the idea of leading through service has been around for centuries a... read more

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Inspiring Passion in the Workplace

Posted on June 27, 2015 by | Leave a comment

What Is Passion And How Does It Apply To Work? Passion describes all of the emotions surrounding love, romance and relationships; a deep, personal feeling most often associated with affairs of the heart. Passion can be said to be a key ingredient capable of exciting the energy which keeps us moti... read more

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Uncovering Your Leadership Blind Spot

Posted on June 20, 2015 by | Leave a comment

To gain a better understanding of your leadership strengths and deficiencies, take a look at yourself through the eyes of others. How we see ourselves is often very different from how we appear to others. Actions we believe reflect decisive or confident characteristics may come across as controll... read more

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