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Define Your Leadership

Published on October 8, 2015, by in News.

Leadership is obviously an important trait to develop for your business. People will gravitate towards you, and more importantly, working for you based on your leadership. Being able to develop that leadership, then, along the way becomes a priority as you grow and develop your business. Learn some new ways to continue that development in today's article. 

 

Read the full article here: The four posts of leadership

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Let Go and Move On

Published on October 7, 2015, by in News.

Building a business and learning what to do at each step of the way is hard enough. Yet, when we have reviews coming in about our product and services we may certainly be distracted. It's for this reason that we remind you that all the reviews are the things that at times you need to ignore and leave behind. If they are trapping you in indecisiveness, it's time to cut them out and push forward. Learn more in today's article. 

 

Read the full article here: The one thing you must ignore

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Moving on without the good ones

Published on October 7, 2015, by in News.

Perhaps you have recently completed a project and find yourself now moving on to the next piece of the business puzzle. As you do so, you see your team shifting and changing, due to the needs foreseen in that upcoming project. The good news…you're moving on. But the bad news is you no longer have need for one of the best workers you have. What do you do when it comes to letting go of the good ones? Find out today. 

Read the full article here: Letting Good People Go

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Don’t Kill Your Employees!

Published on October 7, 2015, by in Commentary.

Sitting is by far one of the bigget office killers today. People struggle on a regular basis to get out of their seats and to move around. What do we do? Well, if we go on break we end up walking downstairs, out the door to get some fresh air…on the bench. We sit right back down!

Obviously we are a people who like to sit quite a bit. Well, as a business owner what can you do to help remedy this situation? We know that by law you are required to give your employees a 15 minute break for every consecutive 4 hours they work. This is great. Give them this break and their own time. But another thing you can do on top of that, and to give them further incetive to say with your company, is to give them another mandatory stretch break. Have them get up, move around, and of course stretch.

Such breaks, additional and on top of what already give them, will go a long way in terms of their happiness and desire to work in your business. We know that happy employees make for productive employees. Take a look at today's article for even more on how sitting is seriously detroying our lives. 

 

Read the full article here: Your Chair is Killing You

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Keeping a Diverse Team Moving

Published on October 6, 2015, by in News.

One of the key aspects of having a successful business is having an effective team. Part of a teams effectiveness is its diversity. Diversity helps with bringing perspective as well as energy. In order to have diversity, you need to have both men and women working together on a team. So learn today how to continue keeping your female members as active, important aspects of your team. 

 

Read the full article here: 5 practical ways you can keep more women on your team

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The Likable Boss

Published on October 6, 2015, by in News.

Likability is a big issue in business. Not only do you want to be likable as a company, but you also want to be likable as a boss. Why is this so important? Well, for one simple reason: People will want to work for you. So what can you do to be more likable? Perhaps start with these 10 habits of likable bosses. Check it out.

Read the full article here: 10 habits of ultra-likable leaders

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The Value of Leadership

Published on October 6, 2015, by in Commentary.

Good, solid leadership is obviously valuable. The amount that it will help your team and business in the long run is inestimable. But how does one lead? Do you just take the business by the bull horns and wrestle it into submission?

What if we were to tell you, yes…that's what you have to do sometimes. This is at the heart of Joe Ehrmann's talk on leadership and team building. Ehrmann is in many ways an old school motivational coach, and that thinking comes out very clearly in his words of wisdom here: Be a man, he says. This old school saying has struck at the heart of many a boy growing up, and it carries a lot of cultural weightiness with it. Regardless of your gender, this is one to watch and keep an eye on. 

So, what can you do? Take a look at his talk and lecture today and see how it really does help to shape one's mentality towards leadership and team building.

Watch: Team Building

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Business and Friendship

Published on October 5, 2015, by in News.

Ever hear that saying, "Don't buy a used car from a friend"? Yes, there is a reason for that. Likewise in business, just because you hit it off with an individual doesn't mean that you should go into business relationships with that person. Chemistry isn't the only thing that's important. Learn more in today's article. 

 

Read the full article here: Don't base business partnerships on personal chemistry

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Are You Introverted as a Leader?

Published on October 5, 2015, by in News.

Sometimes we think in order to be a leader you need to be out there and excited to lead from the forefront. However, what if you are an introvert by nature? This goes against your entire being. Well, fret not because we have some help for you today on why being an introvert might just be the best thing for your leadership. 

 

Read the full article here: 6 truths on why introverts make great leaders

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Conjunction Junction: Speaking Well So People Will Listen

Published on October 5, 2015, by in Commentary.

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Leading well is about effectively communicating well. That communication can be either written or verbal, it doesn't make much difference. What does make a difference is that people are listening and reading what you are saying as a business leader. And…they are making judgments.

This may not sound good at first. We don't want to necessarily be judged by our words or lack of care regarding our words. But, it's important to keep in mind that people will actully judge whether they want to work with you or buy from you by taking a look at your word usage. They will look at how you express yourself and the amount of professionalism you exhibit in public and on "paper" and they will make conclusions.

So regardless of whether is right or not…and we can argue about that another time…the point that needs to be made is that we ought to be careful with how we speak because we are inevitably representing our own company. Think of it this way…you are always marketing. No matter where you are or who you are talking to. You are always doing a bit of marketing.

This can be very tough. But we have some help for you today. Here's an excellent article that will help you get off on the right foot of learning the ins and outs of expressing yourself and leading others. So take some time to look and see, and start working on those words.

Read the full article here: Leadership Guide to Choosing the Right Words