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Don’t let burnout get you down…

Whether you are a business owner or a business leader, or both….a demanding career essentially ensures stress with the job. If you find yourself feeling drained and fatigued, having lack of focus, and not taking care of your own personal needs, you just might be experiencing burnout. Other symptoms include, depression, hopelessness, feeling overwhelmed by …
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Align those expectations with your boss…

Setting goals at work is important, and even more important is to include your boss in those plans! Getting in alignment with your coach, manager or supervisor isn’t about planning ways to get praise or networking yourself for the next promotion, it’s about paying attention and communicating often so you can learn your leader’s working …
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It’s all about the facts!

Giving successful feedback is a tricky process that requires skill, practice and elegant execution.  When done correctly, feedback can have an enormous effect on productivity and employee engagement in the workplace. Becoming defensive when receiving feedback is a natural reaction.  The more people feel judged, the more guarded they become.  When your feedback is vague, …
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Don’t Lose Your Cool!

We have all been in the moment when we are about to lose our cool!  Your emotions and your reactions just take over and then…you immediately regret it. It’s like the sane part of your brain just stopped working and the things you were saying completely stunned and shocked you and everyone else around you. …
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Good Routines Make Good Habits

Go with the flow might ring a bell with many of us.  Often we try and keep our schedules open, rejecting the idea of a tight schedule. However, there is something to be said about keeping a routine, it will benefit your health, well-being and your productivity! Wouldn’t we all like to wake up every …
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Sales is easy to measure. Marketing, not so much.

Successful sales means goods are shipped, services are rendered, contracts are signed, cash registers ring. Clear-cut win or lose, by the numbers. Marketing results are fuzzier. If Marketing’s mission is to serve up engaged, enthusiastic leads, ready for Sales to close – measurements can be slippery. Exactly what makes “good leads” that fill the “coffee …
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Find out their Passion…

It is very important and we as business leaders strive to have everyone on board with the company’s mission.  However, our employees, as individuals need to feel their own personal strengths are being acknowledged while contributing to that mission…this is where your members can fell authentic job satisfaction. Are you aware of what your employees …
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Reflective Thinking is a Must!

  Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly, act rationally and be independent, reflective thinkers. As business owners and leaders, we have met other principals who are very intelligent and always have the right answers, they usually have great people skills and inspire everyone around them.  All the while not being able to think …
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Time to Solve a Problem!

As business leaders we want to stay focused on improving our company at all times and to have continual improvement and progress there are many different methods and tools. One such tool for your staff is a problem statement along with a suggested solution might be the best way to quickly focus your team on …
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