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Can You Run Your Business Stress-Free?

To grow your business, it is paramount that you limit the amount of stress you are under throughout your tenure as your company’s leader. Without the burden of stress, you will be able to have more clarity about the major issues that your business is facing and will be able to stay more productive throughout…

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The Importance Of Prototyping

When it comes to making a product, there are several important steps that you will need to go through before you get to the end goal- an innovative and  saleable product that can be unleashed on a mass-market. But while every step of the way is important going from design to manufacture, it could be…

Getting Your Business Through Winter

The winter can be tough on small businesses; people switch from heading to the stores and spending plenty to saving and ordering online. It can be challenging as a small business to compete, and even more so if you are seasonal.  Here are a few ways that you can keep people coming to your store…

Post: Effective Pricing Strategies for SMBs

You need to deliver value to your customers, but your customers also need to deliver value to you.  This means that you need to use the right pricing strategies and apply them effectively.  Here are some tips to help. Make sure you understand your customer base In business, just about everything starts with knowing your…

How Can You Protect Your Premises From Crime This Winter?

When was the last tine that you really thought about the security of your property – either your home or your business? While we often assume that opportunistic burglaries are rife in the summer, when doors and windows are left open to catch a breeze and the heat can make us more careless without belongings,…

Employer Responsibility: 4 Workplace Health and Safety Tips That You Should Not Ignore

Besides the burden of meeting targets and increasing productivity, workplace safety is a dominant area to focus on. Failure to ensure this could result in a legal tussle when an employee suffers an injury through the employer’s negligence. The pandemic makes this even more vital. As the aging American workforce is projected to increase from…

5 Things To Consider When Hiring Innovators

For a company or business to evolve and remain progressive, it needs to hire innovative employees. Innovation plays a key role in the long term growth or otherwise of any organization. And for any business owner to remain successful in their marketplace, an ability to hire the right team to develop unique and creative products…

GBG: The Acronym that Works

Many acronyms are negative and self-inhibiting. They stop us from pondering possibilities or alternatives. Here’s one that will switch your thinking from negative to positive.

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Are you playing to win…to achieve excellence?

Your #1 job as a leader is to create a compelling vision of winning

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Are you curious? Is your organization?

Curiosity: a strong desire to know or learn something

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Teach Employees the Business of your Business

Your employees are making decisions right now. How do they now the best ones if they don’t know the business of your business?

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Transparent thinking

To make this a reality, leaders need to develop transparent thinking in themselves and their team members.

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Are you clear on success in 2021?

  Roger Bannister set out to become the first athlete to break the four-minute mile. “Experts” told him it was impossible.  Some even suggested he was risking death; doctors told him his heart would explode! Not only did Bannister not die, but the week after he broke the barrier another runner followed in his footsteps,…

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Are You Preparing to Win in 2021 or Just Continuing to Work Hard?

No doubt 2020 was a challenging year in so many ways. Whether you were busier than you ever dreamed because market conditions changed in your favor, or you were shut down, had supply chains completely disrupted, or found your customers were negatively impacted, 2020 tested us at work. And that doesn’t even begin to cover…

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Top Workforce Issues

Effective business management requires balancing the big picture with the details.

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Lead the Possible, Not the Probable

Today’s uncertain and volatile business landscape calls for new ways of thinking and working. So why do most companies attempt to solve problems and manage massive change in the wrong manner? A lot of it has to do with the way the human brain works. Our brains love certainty and predictability. So when faced with…

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The Next Next

Individual and organizational brains in constant, unexpected change If you are like many, you were certain in April that by June we would see a settling in to the ‘new normal’.  And then in May, once again, many of us were sure that by the end of June, our norms would be reset, and we…

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Keeping Employees Connected

During times of uncertainty, human beings seek community and safety, and many find it in the workplace. Work typically provides a much-needed sense of stability and control over at least one aspect of our lives when everything else has gone topsy-turvy. Yet, millions of people have lost their jobs, either temporarily or permanently, due to…

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Executing with Excellence in Uncertainty

Why is it so hard to keep up with the pace of change these days? Some ascribe it to the overwhelming amount of information we try to process every day. Others point to the rapid pace of change. Both are partly to blame. But the primary reason is our brains were not constructed to work…

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How to Use Your Brain During Unexpected Change

The human brain is an amazing tool. But there’s one thing it doesn’t handle very well – change. Especially change of the magnitude brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nobody saw this virus coming, but it has turned our world upside down. Our challenge as leaders is how we respond to it – a task…

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Strategic Agility – 3 keys to getting clear in ambiguity

In today’s hyper-paced and chaotic world, few things are more important to success than the ability to respond quickly to sudden changes in external forces, market conditions, or customer needs. Whether the disruption comes from a pandemic, the introduction of a new technology, a new competitor that nobody saw coming, or drastic changes in economic…

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Why We Need Adversity

Are you feeling like everything is out of control; like you can’t imagine a successful future right now; like the wheels keep falling off the bus over and over again; like the other shoe is about to drop… When the going gets tough, the tough get going. It’s an old cliché. And like most clichés,…

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Beating Your Biases: How to Become Your Own Devil’s Advocate

In our culture, the word “bias” holds a decidedly negative connotation. Not surprising considering the definition of the word: prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair. Nobody wants to be considered prejudiced or unfair. As business leaders striving to lead our organizations to success,…

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Is Your “Smart” Phone Making You 25% Dumber?

According to a recent study, the answer is yes. In fact, it’s doing it to all of us – even when we consciously ignore our phones. Today’s smart phones have become such an integral part of our daily lives that most of us feel uncomfortable without them. More than just a portable tool for talking…

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Rearrange Your Brain to Win

As business leaders, we have many tools at our disposal to produce the results our organizations need to win. As the world moves at an ever faster pace and the demands placed on today’s leaders increase, I’m convinced the most important tool is developing an elite brain. By elite brain, I don’t necessarily mean being…

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