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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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A New Approach to Listening…

We probably all think we are good listeners, perhaps better than we really are.  And I’m sure there are times when we could be better at listening to the ones around us. However, there are those is us who really are terrible at listening…all the time! In the office, this can be so difficult.  Maybe …
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Come back from Setbacks…

Everyone faces problems and setback during their career but you cannot let them stop you. Being a leader and running a business is always challenging.  Setbacks can happens in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  You can lose a customer, production holdups, cash flow problems or employees leaving. When you’re not seeing the business outcome …
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You must talk to your Team!

As leaders and managers, giving feedback to your sales force is a critical part of the job.  You need to motivate, train, guide and support your team on a daily basis. As a sales manager, your group looks to you for professional growth and they need all the support and resources they can get from …
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Develop a Purpose for all Employees!

Develop a Purpose for all Employees! It is so essential that your organization has a purpose in business today, because when your employees feel connected to that purpose, there is a feeling of caring about something larger than themselves. When people have a strong sense of purpose, they live longer, are healthier, have a better …
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Make their work Meaningful!

Regardless of your company’s culture, industry, or unique qualities, when it comes to employee engagement, you need to make work meaningful for your staff. Research has shown that when we  discover the meaning in our work it increases motivation, engagement, confidence, career development, job satisfaction, performance and personal fulfillment. Your workers need their jobs to be satisfying, …
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Why you need to delegate…

As business owners, when we all started our businesses, we did it all, we needed to!   Now, it’s time to start thinking about handing over some responsibility and letting go can be hard! At first glance, doing it all, might have be necessary to save money but ultimately, it is not the best way to …
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