Happy New Year!

If you have a well thought out plan that is fully communicated, with the right people in the right seats, doing the right things the right way, it is a statement.  Otherwise, it is a wish.     By this point, 2022 should be about execution and responses to changes in the marketplace.  The planning…

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My Year-end Wishes for You

That 2021 was your best year ever That you learned more than in any prior year That you made the time during 2021 to enjoy the journey That you offered a 5 to 1 ratio of praise to criticism with your team in 2021 That your family would say that you were in a better…

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55 Good Business Books for Your Library…and your mind

If you would like to increase your business knowledge, every couple of weeks consider reading a book from the list below. Treat the book as a learning experience, underline points that resonate with you, write in the margins, and highlight key phrases or even paragraphs, making them easy to find for future reference.  You may…

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Six Things You Should Stop Doing

A lot of time and energy is spent at the beginning of the year to become a better CEO, with the focus usually being on what you should be doing. I’m going to challenge that norm today by sharing with you six things that you should stop doing if you want to be a better…

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Collaboration for success!

As a business leader, you are responsible for connecting and coordinating the talents and skills of your employees into highly functioning teams.  This requires an ongoing commitment to training, coaching, evaluating, mentoring, and inspiring individuals to achieve their full potential. But what happens when you have two different teams in the same company and they need…

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Supporting Employee Mental Health

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and while it creates joy for so many, there are others who experience higher levels of stress and anxiety.  Did you know that a mentally distressed worker can cost an employer over $4,700 a year in missed days of work and over $2,800 a year more in health care…

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4 Surprising & Productive Questions for Leaders

“The best scientists and explorers have the attributes of kids! They ask questions and have a sense of wonder. They have curiosity. ‘Who, what, where, why, when, and how!’ They never stop asking questions, and I never stop asking questions, just like a five-year-old.” – Sylvia Earle, Marine Biologist, Explorer, Author, and Lecturer Every idea…

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Ten Things that Require Zero Talent

What separates great employees from good employees?  You might be surprised that it is not necessarily skill or brilliance and best of all it is something within the control of most people. Below is a list of those ten traits that separate the great from the good employees. How many of these traits can you…

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