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New Managers must Earn Trust!

Trust is essential to support a strong foundation for leaders in business and especially with new management… And as a new leader your top priority should be:  building that trust.  If you have your team’s trust, you open the doors to all kinds of possibilities. You need to be a supervisor that your employees can …
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Don’t be Stressed Out!

Stress in the office environment is just a normal everyday occurrence.   There are deadlines, heavy workloads, unfriendly coworkers, the list goes on… Over time this stress can really take its toll on you, physically, mentally and when your health suffers, so does your company’s productivity, profits and the overall growth of the business. When it’s …
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Trust is Key

One of the key fundamentals in business is a trusting relationship.  If you are able to establish an environment where both parties feel safe then you know everybody will have each other’s best interests in mind. Once you have your people’s trust…they will be able to accept criticism or even anger from you because they …
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An Agile Leadership

Agility in business is the quality that allows an organization to accept and support market and operational changes on a daily basis. As business leaders today we are challenged with managing instability, uncertainty and constant fluctuations in our markets. We need to be able to strategize and lead in this kind of environment especially with …
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Goals can make you happy!

Goal setting is something that we are familiar with our whole lives.  In fact our whole society is obsessed with it. Everyone usually chooses New Year’s Eve as their big day to set all their new goals, even if they aren’t happy with them.  Often these declarations are not necessarily what would make us happy …
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Triumph comes with ground rules!

Virtual teams are a trend that is running full steam ahead.  These teams are connected by technology no matter their geography.   They may never meet face to face or even be on the same continent but when you establish a skillful and accomplished team from around the globe, it can be a very successful collaboration. …
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They should come to you first…

When an employee feels the need to go over your head it can be both maddening and exasperating, not to mention a very uncomfortable feeling. It shows all your colleagues that there is a lack of understanding between you and your direct report and it just makes you look bad overall. Some people always feel …
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Honor Your Top Achievers…

Being a CEO and business leader can be very overwhelming.  There is so much to do every day, all day.  Part of your success is leading routine productive meetings in the office. However, with so much to do, the prep work can get pushed aside and your meetings can get boring causing your employees to …
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Time for a perfect meeting!

Weekly meetings can be the number one time waster in your day.  Often they are unorganized, tend to run off topic and sometimes have no purpose. If there aren’t any clear objectives set prior to your meeting, there shouldn’t be any meeting.  Clear goals give your meeting a purpose….there needs to be an outline as …
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Strategic thinking is a critical skill…

Strategic thinking is an extremely effective, valuable tool, that shows your thinking is future oriented and it is a must have for any current leader. Everyday leaders encounter challenging and complicated circumstances daily.  In order to deal with these situations successfully, it requires the ability to develop strategies for the future while taking from your …
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