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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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10 Ways That Data Helps Your Business

Data is a powerful thing, and thanks to the wonders of the internet, we have access to so much of it. A lot of businesses might not know how to best utilize all this information for the benefit of the company, and if you’re not already doing so, you are missing out on a goldmine…

How To Save Money On Your Business During COVID-19

  There is no denying that 2020 has been a difficult time for all of us. We have faced many challenges from a business standpoint, and to keep running, you need to save costs without compromising quality. With that in mind, we’re going to take you through some of the different steps you can take….

How Insurance Companies Can Compete Better Online

There’s no industry that isn’t being impacted by the online shift being driven by a variety of factors in 2020. Competing with other businesses today means beating them online, and there are lots of ways in which you can go about doing that. Below, you’ll learn more about what you can do to compete better…

Reputation Is Everything: Simple Ways To Enhance Your Business Image

Did you know that around 90% of online buyers now consult reviews before deciding which products to pop in their cart? In the modern world, reputation is everything in business, and we hang on the words of others. If your brand has got a brilliant reputation, you’re going to find it a lot easier to…

Why Possessing IT Skills In This Day And Age Is Pretty Essential

When it comes to our abilities in this day and age, we all need to possess at least a basic understanding of the way digital systems work. We don’t need to become the perfect coders or engineers, but a slight knowledge is important. The world has become a lot more digitized and will continue to…

How to Breathe New Life Into Your Business

Running a business requires plenty of time and energy to make it a success. When you first started your business, you were probably motivated by the excitement of the new challenge. However, dedicating so much time to building your business can take its toll; you may find yourself falling out of love with it. It…

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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What’s in Your Bubble?

During my presentations, I often speak about the ‘bubbles’ we create in our heads (Imagine, if you will, those thought bubbles floating over a comic character’s head). Like many of you, I am enthralled by what goes on in those very fascinating brains of ours. I use this ‘bubble’ language to further expand upon a…

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What’s in Your Bubble?

During my presentations, I often speak about the ‘bubbles’ we create in our heads (Imagine, if you will, those thought bubbles floating over a comic character’s head). Like many of you, I am enthralled by what goes on in those very fascinating brains of ours. I use this ‘bubble’ language to further expand upon a…

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Traveling Along the Road to Effective Management: Thoughts on Airlines & Leadership

What a whirlwind! Talk about heavy travel… over the last 11 days I have been in 10 different airports, flown 4 different airlines and have had a whole slew of experiences with various types of management and leadership styles! It’s no secret that the slumping economy and rising cost of fuel have affected the airline…

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Traveling Along the Road to Effective Management: Thoughts on Airlines & Leadership

What a whirlwind! Talk about heavy travel… over the last 11 days I have been in 10 different airports, flown 4 different airlines and have had a whole slew of experiences with various types of management and leadership styles! It’s no secret that the slumping economy and rising cost of fuel have affected the airline…

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