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Creating your Vision Statement

Focus on your Outcome…. Every great leader starts by defining the culture of his or her team. The culture is determined by spending time thinking about the vision, mission, and values of the organization. Every leader must make time to do this! The first step is writing down your vision statement. The Vision Statement is […]

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Time: Worst Practice: Management by Crisis

Management by crisis is a phrase used to describe the common problem of allowing unexpected events, interruptions, problems, or emergencies to dictate your priorities and actions. Effective crisis management is such an important skill to have and of course, use; it is an essential skill of effective time managers because unexpected things do happen in […]

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Leading from a Distance

The days of going to work and seeing everyone you work with are gone forever. The ways we “see” one another, communicate, build teams, establish trust, collaborate, and achieve results have all changed. Separation brings a whole new set of issues and problems. And leaders must adapt by bridging the gaps that occur when people […]

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Personal Growth: How Can We Feel Successful in Our Lives?

Perhaps the most important realization that an individual can make in their quest for personal growth is that there is no single formula that defines the path to personal success. We all have different goals and priorities, which means that different activities and attitudes will make us feel good about ourselves. We also have different […]

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Teambuilding – How to Get Your Employees to Do What You Want

So how do they teach Shamu to jump out of the water to the delight of the fans? If you have read Whale Done , by Ken Blanchard et al, you’d know that you can’t use a choker collar or negative reinforcement to get a killer whale to do anything. Is that kind of like […]

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How to Solve the “Too Many Clients – Not Enough Money” Challenge

Pareto’s principle states that 80% of your business comes from 20% of your clients. The other 80% of your clients are probably costing you money…it doesn’t matter what business you’re in. All business owners can normally reel off names of clients who consistently complain about how long you take, how much you charge, want to […]

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Team Building – 10 Easy Steps

Organizations spend a lot of money, time and effort trying to improve team productivity. Symptoms of low synergy within groups are: Incompatible Visions of the future. Unclear understanding of the Mission. Unproductive Meetings. Team members having a dominant participation style. Disagreements are discussed privately. Decisions are made by a minority. No feeling of transparency or […]

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Rewarding Your Employees

Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, said, “There are two things people want more than sex and money…recognition and praise.” Time and time again the one motivating factor that production and is at the top of most employee lists is appreciation for a job well done. It is requested more than the green […]

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Quiz – Are You Being Paid Less than Your Employees?

Here is an easy calculation to work out how you value an hour of your time… and if that value is less than what you pay your top employee! Work out the number of hours you work each week… This includes time at home you spend doing administration and other tasks associated with the business […]

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SWOT Analysis – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

When conducting strategic planning for any company – online and/or offline – it is useful to complete an analysis that takes into account not only your own business, but your competitor’s businesses and the current business environment as well. A SWOT is one such analysis. Completing a SWOT analysis helps you identify ways to minimize […]

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