Success by aligning with your boss!

It’s only normal that we seek approval from our managers…Right?  We want to win over our bosses, it’s an expected part of the job as we try to advance careers. However one major problem is, most people really don’t know what is expected of them, about 50% to be exact. It can be very intimidating…

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If you lead well, they will speak well…

When you are a leader, you work on training your employees, and hopefully inspiring and motivating them as well. You invest time and energy into customer retention… But how is your employee retention?  Would your employees recommend your company to a friend or colleague? Here are a few possible starting points to so that your…

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Stay Focused no matter the subject…

We’ve all been in a situation where we are in a meeting or trying to work on a project and our minds just keeps drifting off making lists and thinking about all the things we need to do or would like to be doing. Well, this is quite common.  Roughly 50 percent of us have…

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Show kindness to departing employees!

When you are running a business, people resign for all sorts of reasons.  Unfortunately there is nothing you can do about it. Resignations are most certainly unpredictable and at times it might even be a relief.  Of course it takes a lot of time and effort to fire someone. There may also be those disappointing…

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It’s a culture of kindness…

The impact that kindness will have within your company will undoubtedly be confirmed through your employee’s determination, productivity and yes…your financial bottom line! Creating a culture of kindness within your company might just be the key to longevity and success! Having compassion for the ones we work with has such a positive effect and it…

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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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How often does your company (or product) name ignite the sales process?

If your answer ranges from “seldom” to “never,” it may be time to re-think and re-name. The process may seem daunting, but companies change names all the time, for one of two reasons: you want to, or you have to. “You have to change” is straightforward – you merged, and you’d like to pretend it’s…

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