As the CEO of your company you are likely a natural born leader. Maybe you didn’t notice right away, but people just started following your lead one day. Your peers looked to you for advice in business, in sports, in school, in really anything in which you were involved. Sound about right? Or maybe that’s…

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

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Every company produces goods or services of some sort that they sell to their customer base with the expectation of making a fair and reasonable profit. In some industries competitive pressures make it difficult to raise prices sufficiently to cover the increasing cost of materials or labor.   Even if you are in a situation where…

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Not a Nice to Have…but a NEED to Have By Mindy Curtiss Summer months are a great time for vacations. In fact, we see a 33% surge in vacation requests that occur in specific months every year. What are Kent’s peak vacation months? July                       Holidays & Summer Vacations August               …

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You might be an expert in your field or even the smartest person in the room—but that’s no guarantee of success! As a leader you need a set of skills that are compatible with the changing times and increasing obligations of your business. There is no crystal ball to help you predict what is going…

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There are many professions where having a coach is critical to the person or team’s performance and success…professional and amateur athletes and athletic teams, singers, musicians and actors.  More and more we are finding business leaders and their teams hiring a coach. Why do people hire a coach? To improve technique and performance To receive…

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Managing and leading in today’s COVID-19 environment has challenged us all. Dominant challenges have been how to keep your teams engaged while working remotely, and how to strive for honest, consistent, and adaptive communication, while answers and clarity on the future often do not exist. One approach to address these challenges is the age-old advice…

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It is said that employees don’t leave companies, they leave mangers and I believe that.  We have all known this for a while. Lately I have been asking people how they were first trained to be a manager.  The most common answer is “I wasn’t”. Most of us began managing people the way we wanted…

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When you are a business owner or a CEO, the job can come with some significant pressure. Everybody expects the business leader to be there for everyone and everything.  You are supposed to be all things to all people and no-one is really interested in the fact of whether you are having a bad day…

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When you are a business owner or a CEO, the job can come with some significant pressure. Everybody expects the business leader to be there for everyone and everything.  You are supposed to be all things to all people and no-one is really interested in the fact of whether you are having a bad day…

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