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

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Growing Your Blog Is Easy When You Use These Tips

Does your business have a blog? An answer other than “yes” is a wrong answer: you need a blog in your business. Without one, you’re going to find it much harder to be able to get people interested in what you do and what you have to say. Putting yourself out there on the internet…

What Are The Benefits Of Forming An LLC?

The business’ legal structure impacts how entrepreneurs received their income, management flexibility, and tax payment options. LLC or limited liability company is a popular type of business entity that shares specific characteristics with corporations and partnerships. Structuring your business into an LLC has known benefits you may want to reconsider.    Is Forming An LLC…

How to Keep Your Business Safe During Covid

Plan Your Cleaning  The planning stage for keeping your place of business Covid free is very important. The planning stage will determine what Stepney you implement and how it is carried out. Keep efficiency in mind, not every surface will need the same level of cleaning.  Conduct a survey of your place of business and…

How To Protect Your Business

When you run a business, there is a lot of responsibility heaped on your shoulders. This is all part of what being a business owner is about; there are a great number of positives, but those responsibilities will always need to be dealt with too. Even if you choose to outsource some of your important…

5 Ways to Reduce Food Manufacturing Costs

Starting and maintaining a manufacturing company can be costly, and when it’s food-related, there are no shortcuts as you can’t gamble with your customers’ health. You have to keep very high-quality standards, ensure cleanliness and proper handling of the foodstuffs throughout the processes. As much as it can be a costly venture, there are ways…

Reducing Risk and Securing Your Business’ Success

2020 was an extremely difficult year for businesses. 2021 so far has been equally as tough. The pandemic means that even the most seemingly secure companies are experiencing sudden troubles and ruin as a result. Now, more than ever, keeping businesses above water and generating profits is at the forefront of almost all business owners’…

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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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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