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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…

Managing and Leading in 2009

In a previous blog, (The Times, They Keep Changing), I outlined the vast changes impacting our world of work today. Today’s blog entry focuses on what is critical to be a great manager and leader in today’s changing world. Managers and leaders need to have a more complete set of competencies, skills and traits. Both…

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Keeping Balance and Perspective During the Holidays

Family life today is much different than it was 25 years ago. Back in the “good old days,” families often lived within walking distance of each other, and it never occurred to them to leave their home town. People remained in the same jobs their entire career, most women did not work outside the home,…

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Keeping Balance & Perspective during the Holidays

Family life today is much different than it was 25 years ago. Back in the ‘good old days’, families often lived within walking distance of each other, and it never occurred to them to leave their home town. People remained in the same jobs their entire career, most women did not work outside the home,…

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Thanksgiving & Thriving

What a great time to pause, breathe deeply and reflect on all there is to be grateful for! Without using too many cliches or tired phrases, this is the time of year when we most think about the many things to appreciate in our lives:family, friends, clients, our health, abilities, opportunities, maybe even great leaders…

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Thanksgiving & Thriving

What a great time to pause, breathe deeply and reflect on all there is to be grateful for! Without using too many cliches or tired phrases, this is the time of year when we most think about the many things to appreciate in our lives:family, friends, clients, our health, abilities, opportunities, maybe even great leaders…

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Keeping the Right Things Right in Front of Your Eyes

Sometimes the answers are right in front of our eyes and we still miss them! How can that be? Perhaps we’ve over looked, under appreciated or incorrectly assessed the situation. Whatever the case, we must remember that we are in control. One of my favorite quotations comes from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “Things which matter…

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Surviving & Thriving in Tough Times

Over the past six weeks, I have written several blogs and appeared on quite a few radio programs to discuss effective ways of doing business, managing, and leading with excellence during these tough economic times. I also recently participated in a panel sponsored by California State University and the Chairmen’s Roundtable. Since this topic is…

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Surviving & Thriving in Tough Times

Over the past six weeks, I have written several blogs and appeared on quite a few radio programs to discuss effective ways of doing business, managing, and leading with excellence during these tough economic times. I also recently participated in a panel sponsored by California State University and the Chairmen’s Roundtable. Since this topic is…

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The Times: They Keep on Changing

Over 25 years ago, The One Minute Manager revolutionized the way leaders approached the art of managing. These days there is certainly no shortage of management books out there and many have asked me the motivation behind my own book, More Than A Minute. While consulting leaders across the globe, one thing became clear to…

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Career Tips for Business Women

Since 1928 Business and Professional Women/USA has sponsored National Business Women’s Week®. Each year during the third week of October, BPW/USA’s members across the country take the opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the accomplishments of working women everywhere. (And there are certainly a lot of us to honor and even more accomplishments to consider!) The…

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National Boss’ Day October 16th: How Does Your Boss Stack Up?

For those of you who don’t know, National Boss’ Day is tomorrow, October 16th.As an employee, I always thought boss’ day was every day and then I became one! Quickly I realized that the dream of propping your feet up and telling people what to do was exactly that – a dream! Being a boss…

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National Boss’ Day October 16th: How Does Your Boss Stack Up?

For those of you who don’t know, National Boss’ Day is tomorrow, October 16th.As an employee, I always thought boss’ day was every day and then I became one! Quickly I realized that the dream of propping your feet up and telling people what to do was exactly that – a dream! Being a boss…

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Turbulent Times Offer Hidden Opportunities for Leaders to Thrive

This past weekend we held the official More Than a Minute book launch party. It was extremely exciting for me to have such an incredible group of people there, demonstrating their support not only for the book but also for the actions I outline in it for leaders and managers today. As you can imagine,…

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Tips for Managers: Leading During Turbulent Times

In my last blog I mentioned how critical it is for leaders to stay focused during tough times but of course, this is much easier said than done. I suggest that you all take a moment to think back on this past week. Where did you spend a majority of your time? What were the…

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Effective Leadership Come Rain or Shine

Being a great leader in difficult economic times is certainly no small task. Whether it is the rising cost of fuel, the uncertainty of natural disasters or the turbulent stock market, it’s likely your industry will feel an impact regardless of the field you may be in. Lately, we have all been inundated with countless…

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Leadership and America’s Presidential Election

You’d probably have to be living underneath a rock not to understand what a huge election this will be for America. The President of the United States is arguably the most powerful leader in the world and all eyes are certainly on the nominees. Countless experts have already weighed in on the impact of each…

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Leadership and America’s Presidential Election

You’d probably have to be living underneath a rock not to understand what a huge election this will be for America. The President of the United States is arguably the most powerful leader in the world and all eyes are certainly on the nominees. Countless experts have already weighed in on the impact of each…

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