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Your Passion is Your Greatest Asset, Learn How to Harness It

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5 Tips To Re-Engage and Retain Valuable Employees

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Guest post by Brett Farmiloe The two-year itch. You know what I’m talking about. It’s the feeling you get after being at a job for a couple of years. You start looking around, and the little voice in your head … Continue reading → Trust employees engagement goals

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The impact of poor leadership in an organization

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Guest post by Jennifer Birch In business, being a leader doesn’t just fill a job title. You must have the capacity to motivate your team to enable them to deliver their tasks in a timely manner and in line with … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building Communication expectations morale responsibility

How to effectively transition into a new role

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For most organizations, individuals starting a new job have 90 days to prove themselves. What happens during this critical time can make or break your career. Your goal is to get as rapidly as possible to the break-even point. This … Continue reading → Team Building balance preparation strategy success transition

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The Link Between Sleep and Effective Leadership

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Guest post by Jenn Clark A survey revealed that out of 180 business leaders, four out of 10 do not get enough sleep at least four nights a week. If you catch yourself yawning at your desk or nodding off … Continue reading → Leadership business focus health performance productivity relationships

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Choosing a team structure to achieve top efficiency

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Whether you are a small startup or an international corporation, HR management and organization presents an equally important matter. Choosing a proper team structure for your hierarchy and management isn’t as simple as it seems. There are numerous factors to … Continue reading → Leadership structure teams

Self-coaching methods to improve your leadership

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Guest post by John Packham The debate is still out about whether leaders are born or made, but if you are looking to up your leadership game this year, you’ll want to do what all great leaders do: practice self-coaching. … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building decisions gratitude productivity self-coaching success

3 Ways To Stop Sleep Walking Through Your Leadership Legacy

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Guest article by Glain Roberts-McCabe “She was completely whole and yet never fully complete” ?Maquita Maquita Donyel Irvin One day, I was having lunch with John, a successful CEO of a national retailer. Like most executives in highly pressured sectors, John feels … Continue reading → Leadership intentional legacy vision

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Building effective communication channels

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The word ‘channel’ has various and differing meanings. I grew up on a ranch, and we had to get water to the grass and to the cattle. My dad and grandpa built ditches and canals to channel the water to … Continue reading → Team Building channels Communication decisiveness discipline motivation relationships

Building effective communication channels

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The word ‘channel’ has various and differing meanings. I grew up on a ranch, and we had to get water to the grass and to the cattle. My dad and grandpa built ditches and canals to channel the water to … Continue reading → Team Building channels Communication decisiveness discipline motivation relationships

Developing Your Team Purpose

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Guest post by John Izzo, PhD and Jeff Vanderwielen PhD Today’s product managers wear many hats and are required to be motivators, counsellors, mentors, and enforcers. It’s difficult to balance competing job priorities and some leaders do a great job … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose mentor motivator teamwork

Why leaders need to engage employees

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Many managers have an unspoken expectation that employees are responsible for motivating themselves. Their idea goes like this: since the company pays them, they should do what they’re told, and happily complete any task put in front of them. When … Continue reading → Leadership Speed Reading employee engagement motivation optimism

Why leaders need to engage employees

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Many managers have an unspoken expectation that employees are responsible for motivating themselves. Their idea goes like this: since the company pays them, they should do what they’re told, and happily complete any task put in front of them. When … Continue reading → Leadership Speed Reading employee engagement motivation optimism

What are you really competing against?

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In our world of work and business, competition is a real thing. Too often, however, we miss the real competitor. We overlook the root of what our products are really competing against. As Peter Drucker famously said: “The customer rarely … Continue reading → Uncategorized Clayton Christensen Competing Against Luck competition disruption Innovation Jobs Theory Jobs To Be Done

What are you really competing against?

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In our world of work and business, competition is a real thing. Too often, however, we miss the real competitor. We overlook the root of what our products are really competing against. As Peter Drucker famously said: “The customer rarely … Continue reading → Uncategorized Clayton Christensen Competing Against Luck competition disruption Innovation Jobs Theory Jobs To Be Done

How do you define your purpose?

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Among the most important discoveries you will make in your life is finding your purpose—the reason for your being, the core principles you espouse, the intent for which you get out of bed every day. Thinking about the life before … Continue reading → Purpose commitment happiness impact likeness metrics progress success

10 tips for new leaders

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Leading a new team comes with challenges. You have a group of people who have grown accustomed to doing things a certain way. They may or may not have liked their departing manager. You may or may not have worked … Continue reading → Leadership Learning Uncategorized motivation relationships

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How motivated leaders leave a legacy

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The most successful companies have motivated leaders that inspire motivation at all levels of the organization. They are motivated for a real purpose, not just for money or other short-term rewards. Is it possible to create an environment where great … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose accountability dedication legacy motivation passion

How to manage time effectively

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A common response—when you ask somebody for their help or their input—is “I don’t have enough time.” This is an interesting response given that we all have the same amount of time – 24 hours in a day. When someone … Continue reading → Purpose entrepreneur productivity time management

Learn and apply these leadership traits in an afternoon

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When you think about the leaders you respect and admire, you see qualities that make them great. This can be inspiring or disheartening, depending on your current state of mind. Most great leaders rose to prominence over time by doing … Continue reading → Leadership Learning apply Communication decisiveness focus Innovation Leadership Traits principles

The 3 C’s for success

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Success is a clear, yet complex word that means different things for different people. The measurements vary, the approaches to achieving change and the commitment to achieving fluctuate over time. In recent study and pondering, three words came to mind … Continue reading → Purpose clarity commitment courage principles success

How coaching creates great leaders

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When I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era. His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor vision

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How coaching creates great leaders

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When I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era. His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor vision

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Take a Recess. Be More Productive.

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Guest post by Dave Crenshaw Think back to when you were a kid in about third grade. You’ve been in the classroom the better part of the day and a draining feeling would start to occur. Before long, that tell-tale … Continue reading → Purpose example health productivity recess well-being

Turning your desires into purpose

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Success depends as much on the desire of an individual as anything else. Hard work, persistence and intelligence also factor in, and depending on the endeavor, these may play a big role. However, without a burning inner desire, your chance … Continue reading → Purpose Uncategorized desire persistence sacrifice success vision work

The importance of exercising courage

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I’ve recently had several experiences that required me to get out of my comfort zone. The subject of courage has becoming particularly important and meaningful to me in recent weeks and months. Different situations in my consulting work and with … Continue reading → Team Building clarity confidence courage decisiveness strength teamwork

The 8 Kinds of Leadership Your Team Needs from You

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Guest post by Victor Prince We hear the phrase “think outside the box” a lot. If “the box” is something that is stifling creativity, it sounds like something to avoid. But when “the box” is a framework that smart leaders … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building behavior performance

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On ideas and strategic thinking

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Every product and service we have today was once an idea. Even the most basic creations did not exist before someone came up with an impression for a better outcome that would be useful in some way. When you stop … Continue reading → Innovation Learning goals ideas positivity strategic thinking strategy

How making decisions leads to freedom

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Making decisions is never easy. Deciding on one thing over another ranks high among the most difficult things we have to do. The tendency is to postpone decisions as long as we can and put of the pain. At its … Continue reading → Knowledge Purpose action confidence courage decision making focus time winning

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How making decisions leads to freedom

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Making decisions is never easy. Deciding on one thing over another ranks high among the most difficult things we have to do. The tendency is to postpone decisions as long as we can and put of the pain. At its … Continue reading → Knowledge Purpose action confidence courage decision making focus time winning

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Leadership and motivation

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So much productivity is lost in businesses because the people who are hired to do the work are not motivated or even worse are demotivated to give their best effort. Have you seen this in your organization? What is the … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose accountability dedication inspirational leadership management motivation passion

How a Disengaged Workforce is Costing You Money

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Guest post by Jüri Kaljundi As a CEO, I make sure that at the end of the week I know what every member of my team is up to and they know that I know. Because I believe that … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building Communication engagement teamwork

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How to find your WHY

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A key focus of this blog—from its beginning—has been purpose. Leading on purpose, working with purpose; doing things intentionally, doing things for the right reason. Though topics have led in various directions, the core focus has been purpose. A word … Continue reading → Market-driven Purpose Simon Sinek Stories why

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How to build a world-class sales team

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Guest post by Adrian Terry A world-class sales team is a lot like a world-class football team. Think about it – they’re both competitive, talented, driven to be the best and big fans of the social side of the job … Continue reading → Team Building balance competitiveness sales sales team

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Product manager or product maker?

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Titles have a way of morphing over time. In some cases, they improve and become more popular. At times, because of the acts of certain, often high-profile, individuals, titles can lose value. When you think about the title ‘product manager’ … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Purpose leader product builder product maker title

Are you a leader or a manager?

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Business owners and entrepreneurs are often asked this leader vs. manager question regarding their management style. For many, these two words are synonymous; both are important for motivating people to work towards a common goal. Each is different, yet both … Continue reading → Leadership balance management motivation

Great Leaders are Made, Not Born

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Guest post by Allen Kors While some may be born with an innate knack for great leadership skills like confidence, communication, and creativity, I’d like to argue that great leaders are made not born. Even if you are born with … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Product Management authenticity Communication confidence success

How to deal with change effectively

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Guest post by Matt Driscoll Photo courtesy of Shutter Stock Change has long been considered vital for businesses, which need to keep adapting to the times or risk being left behind in their respective industries. While it’s easy to accept … Continue reading → Purpose attitude change objectives vision

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Are You Building ‘Best’ Teams?

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Guest post by Bernie Bulkin, author of Crash Course The central competency of any corporate (or charity or political or sports) leader is the ability to build a great team. But how? What are the key elements? And while sometimes … Continue reading → Team Building motivation teams teamwork

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How you become the ideal team player

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Teamwork is critical for the true success of everything we do. Think about it, every venture we undertake requires help from someone; that’s the way it’s supposed to go. If we rely on others for our success, others rely on … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building humility hungry motivation people smart success teamwork

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Why you should focus on prosperity

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Prosperity is a mindset. How you live, and the resources that come into and shape, your life, ultimately come as a result of focus. What you focus on leads to prosperity, or the lack thereof. Why should you focus on … Continue reading → Leadership abundance decisions focus prosperity

How Leaders Lead on Purpose in Crisis

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Guest post by James E. Lukaszewski One of the most common weaknesses I see in crisis response is the lack of specific roles and assignments for top management. The result of this gap in crisis management is mismanagement, lack of … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose Communication crisis empathy responsibility

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Do you run your organization by ideas or hierarchy?

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One of the keys to a successful company is teamwork. When people to work effectivley together great things happen. Though it’s not recognized a key discipline in many organizations, companies that make it a top priority always come out ahead. … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building accountability enthusiasm team collaboration teamwork