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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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Digital Marketing Aspects You Should Research

Marketing is a vital aspect of any business. How its handled can mean the difference between a business’ success or failure. Many people fancy themselves an entrepreneur, but without some marketing know-how, your product won’t be seen and therefore won’t sell. Digital marketing is cheaper and more effective than traditional media marketing, making it also…

How To Organically Grow Your TikTok Followers

image source If you’ve ever had a TikTok video go viral – or simply had one that’s found an audience beyond your usual viewers – then you know the adrenaline rush that comes as part of getting new followers. Seeing the count go up and knowing there’s one more person who’s going to watch your…

What Makes A Good Social Media Agency?

Are you a business or brand looking to boost your profile and market your product or service? If so, then you should definitely hire yourself a social media agency. These companies will handle the entire social media side of marketing for you; they’ll create a social media presence according to your specification, and they’ll post…

How Your Small Business Could Benefit From Using Managed IT Services

The need for businesses to be available online has grown into a round-the-clock necessity. If a server goes down, a network fails, or a website won’t load, business operations will come to a rapid halt. It is an almost impossible task for an internal IT team to monitor and manage all of the data tools modern businesses…

How to Communicate in the Workplace

There is a lot that can go wrong in a workplace. Some people have bad days, co-workers fight, and sometimes customers are just not willing to listen. You should never expect a perfect day at work; the likelihood is that you will end up very disappointed. However, that doesn’t mean that every day has to…

What To Look For In Hybrid Business Software: Our Top Tips

image source Sadly, it’s not uncommon for a company to begin to stagnate and become too comfortable with the way they do things. When new systems that boost efficiency and provide better quality and more varied services begin appearing and you fail to recognise the benefits of incorporating them into your current structure, you might…

Key Leadership and Management Messages

What are you saying and who are you saying it to? Remember that, in a void, employees will fill in the blanks with meaning and interpretation typically much worse than the truth! They will MSU (make stuff up). We are all quite good at it; interpreting body language, tone and inflection and often jumping straight…

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Leading Effectively In Uncertainty

Tips for being aware, asking the right questions, and making timely decisions One of the few commonalities of almost every article, study or book about leadership is an agreement that self awareness is critical to be a great leader. Today, more than ever, it is important to understand what is driving you – what is…

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Leading Effectively in Uncertainty

Tips for being aware, asking the right questions, and making timely decisions One of the few commonalities of almost every article, study or book about leadership is an agreement that self awareness is critical to be a great leader. Today, more than ever, it is important to understand what is driving you – what is…

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Trust

What creates it & how do you maintain it today? Trust is the state of readiness for unguarded interaction with someone or something. Trust is built and maintained by many small actions over time. Trust is telling the truth, even when it is difficult, and being honest, authentic, and reliable in your dealings with customers…

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How Do You Keep Up as a Leader or Manager Today?

Focus on continual learning and unlearning. There are almost no jobs left that will remain the same over time and the demands of leaders and managers are continuing to evolve. Pause and think about the changes in the past year alone. Leaders and managers that are successful today are constantly learning and developing themselves. The…

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Trust

What creates it & how do you maintain it today? Trust is the state of readiness for unguarded interaction with someone or something. Trust is built and maintained by many small actions over time. Trust is telling the truth, even when it is difficult, and being honest, authentic, and reliable in your dealings with customers…

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How Do You Keep Up as a Leader or Manager Today?

Focus on continual learning and unlearning. There are almost no jobs left that will remain the same over time and the demands of leaders and managers are continuing to evolve. Pause and think about the changes in the past year alone. Leaders and managers that are successful today are constantly learning and developing themselves. The…

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Innovating Every Day

Who doesn’t recognize the need to constantly innovate today? After all, just look around at all that is new in our world in the past few years. Are you twittering? 1 million+ others are. Do you have a product or service video up on YouTube? 25 million+ people do. And are you LinkedIn or participating…

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Using Performance Management to Create a Culture of Excellence

We are pleased to have another guest blog, this time by Amy Rasdal, founder of Rasdal Associates, Inc. and Billable at the BeachTM. Have you ever attended a meeting where people promised important deliverables but never followed through? Conversely, have you ever committed to a deadline knowing full well that you couldn’t meet it but…

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Talking to the laid-off

Keep the person positive and looking to what could happen in future Almost all of us know someone well who has been laid off recently. So what do you do to be most supportive? Do you give them advice at a cocktail party? Tell them it will all be okay as they’re walking out of…

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Innovating Every Day

Who doesn’t recognize the need to constantly innovate today? After all, just look around at all that is new in our world in the past few years. Are you twittering? 1 million+ others are. Do you have a product or service video up on YouTube? 25 million+ people do. And are you LinkedIn or participating…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Talking to the Laid-off

Keep the person positive and looking toward the future Almost all of us know someone well who has been laid off recently. So what do you do to be most supportive? Do you give them advice at a cocktail party? Tell them it will all be okay as they’re walking out of their office with…

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Getting It Done

What Great Leaders and Managers DO There are many books about strategy and in recent years there have been some about execution. After all, CEOs globally are incredibly concerned about being able to execute within their organization. In tough times, it becomes even more critical to get the right things done within your organization. Leaders…

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Getting It Done

What Great Leaders and Managers DO There are many books about strategy and in recent years there have been some about execution. After all, CEOs globally are incredibly concerned about being able to execute within their organization. In tough times, it becomes even more critical to get the right things done within your organization. Leaders…

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Ask Yourself: What are the Most Important Questions I Should Answer to Drive Success?

2009 is underway. It promises to be an exciting ride likely filled with more uncertainty and higher expectations than ever before. And despite the doom and gloom consuming a lot of the space around us, you can focus and succeed even in the toughest of times. After all, a lot of people and companies have…

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Celebrating the End & Preparing for the New Year

This week, sending sincere wishes for joyful holidays and hoping you find some time to wrap up the year and rejuvenate. It’s a great time to refocus your energies and determine what is truly important to you in 2009. What are you most proud of for 2008? When did you have the most energy? What…

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Celebrating the End & Preparing for the New Year

This week, sending sincere wishes for joyful holidays and hoping you find some time to wrap up the year and rejuvenate. It’s a great time to refocus your energies and determine what is truly important to you in 2009. What are you most proud of for 2008? When did you have the most energy? What…

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Keeping Employees Engaged

During tough times, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep yourself and others focused. Our brain’s reaction to fear kicks in and we pursue a variety of options just in case.  As noted in most of my blogs during the previous few months, “tough times are not the time to diffuse your energies.”  Focus, focus, focus!…

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