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May
9
2017
Why Leadership and Management Are Both Required

In today’s fast paced, hypercompetitive business world, companies must rely on a careful balance of Leadership and Management. You may ask, “What is the difference?” A manager leads and a leader manages, right? Wrong. Leaders and Managers have vastly different intrinsic skillsets, and for a variety of reasons it can be difficult, if not totally […]

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By admin May 9, 2017

Apr
25
2017
Top 3 Onboarding Tips

Recruiting and hiring new employees for your company is almost always both time consuming and costly.  If you want to get the maximum return on your recruiting and hiring investment then it is wise to create a comprehensive Onboarding program in order to best integrate your new hire into the fabric of your company. Effective […]

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By admin April 25, 2017

Apr
12
2017
Do Women Manage Differently Than Men?

There is great debate and many opinions about the role of gender in the workplace, especially as it pertains to the role of Managers. Rather than make a case for which gender is better, I think it is more productive to look at the key differences in the management styles of men versus women. Of […]

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By admin April 12, 2017

Mar
29
2017
Top Reasons Why Employees Burn Out

Most Business Owners can tell when their Employees Burn Out. They erupt in anger at the slightest provocation. They come to work looking like they never left the night before. They walk out the door never to return. Or, maybe it’s the way they carry themselves, from exuding an air of negativity to acting with […]

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By admin March 29, 2017

Mar
21
2017
Who’s Doing What?

Tell me if this sounds familiar: How did THAT happen? Why didn’t John hand that off to Mary? Who was supposed to take care of it? What’s our project status? Inadequate internal communication and coordination can undermine your Company’s productivity, client satisfaction, and business growth. Many Companies are not aware of how much chaos actually […]

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By admin March 21, 2017

Mar
14
2017
Get Over It! Impact on You and Your Staff

Let’s face it – the occasional setback can happen in any business. You lose an account when a client decides to go in a different direction. The economy nosedives and impacts your profitability. A key employee suffers a major health issue and no one is cross-trained to take over. A key employee leaves your company […]

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By admin March 14, 2017

Feb
14
2017
Turning Lemons Into Lemonade: What Happens If You Can’t Make the Juice?

At some point it happens to every business owner. You hire a new employee and expect that this person is going to do an excellent job. (You put in a lot of time and effort to make this hire, too!) But after just a short time, you begin to notice signs that your “promising employee” […]

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By admin February 14, 2017

Jan
17
2017
Don’t Let the “Winter Doldrums” Impact Your Business

Have you ever felt “blue” during the winter? Does biting cold and fewer daylight hours bring you down? If the chilliest months of the year have a negative impact on your attitude and activity, you may have a case of the “winter doldrums,” or seasonal affective disorder.  Remember this doesn’t only happen to Management, your […]

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By admin January 17, 2017

Man with hand to ear being a better listener.
Nov
29
2016
Listening Counts! How to be a Better Listener!

“It can be stated; with practically no qualification,” Ralph G. Nichols and Leonard A. Stevens write in a 1957 HBR article, “That people in general do not know how to listen. They have ears that hear very well, but seldom have they acquired the necessary aural skills which would allow those ears to be used […]

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By admin November 29, 2016

Nov
15
2016
Why Hiring a “Newbie” May be the Best Strategy

When looking to bring in new talent, many Hiring Managers seek out candidates who will come into the position with enough relevant experience that they can be effective and productive from the get-go. In fact, if you do a quick review of vacancies on various job boards, you’ll find “experience necessary” or “experience preferred” included […]

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By admin November 15, 2016