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Gut Check

Published on October 2, 2015, by in Commentary.

Learning who we are as leaders is part of the process of growing your own business and enjoying the life that comes with that. Another aspect of this business growth is learning to motivate those around you. A lot of what you do as a business leader is the act of motivation. You are constantly motivating your employees to be the best they can be in so many different areas. Whether it's personal development or some other area, you are constantly trying to draw out the best from them.

However, this can be quite tiring for a lot of leaders. That constant desire and urge to push others can be a bit of a taxing element on your own leadership. So at times, we need that extra motivation ourselves to continue this act of motivating. That's what we have for you this day. Take a look at this motivational video that will remind you exactly what you do as a leader.

 

Watch: The Leaders

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Leading From Behind

Published on October 2, 2015, by in News.

What's your ideal form of leadership? A lot of people like that front and center style where everything rests on their shoulders. However, think of a different solution where you allow people to flourish in their own right and let them work and learn on the job. Go unnoticed. Learn more in today's article.

Read the full article here: If you do your job well

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Using Freelancers

Published on October 2, 2015, by in News.

As you grow your business, one option for you to get a lot of work done and utilize the specific expertise of individuals is to use freelancers. But there is a draw back to this. Freelancers do not come into the office. So what are you to do when it comes to managing them? Well, take a look at this article to find out. 

Read the full article here: First-Time Managers

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Let Your Performance Outperform Your Output

Published on October 1, 2015, by in Commentary.

When you start a new company, one of the things you need to think through is the issue of getting tasks done as well as wiping out your to do list. But as you do this, you need to think through what you are really accomplishing. Will those to do's really help you in the long run become a better leader and manager, or will they simply be things you can tick off of a list?

What will help you in terms of your management is not the to do, but rather the performance. Shifting your sensibilities more towards how you perform in given duties is a key concept here. It is one that will shape you for future entrepreneurial concerns and one that will help you meet the demands of leading a business.

Take a moment to watch this great talk on shifting your focus from output to performance. It will be well worth your time.

 

Watch: Tony Robbins Some Time Management

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Don’t Run Yourself Into the Ground

Published on October 1, 2015, by in News.

Running your own business can be a bit of a burden. It is definitely a time drain and takes you away from a lot of living and enjoying your life. Don't let this happen to you. Rather, learn to enjoy and lead without making regrets. Learn more in today's article. 

Read the full article here: 5 biggest regrets entrepreneurs make

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Tony Robbins’ Advice on Management

Published on October 1, 2015, by in News.

Are you new to the business owner game? New to the idea of managing people and employees? Well, if you are, we have some great help for you today. We have a great article on the common mistakes managers make by leadership guru Tony Robbins. Take a look.

Read the full article here: Tony Robbins on the Management Mistake

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Resistance in the Midst of the Workplace

Published on September 30, 2015, by in News.

How do you deal with resistance in your workplace? It's hard when you have to work with other people, personalities and the like. What can you do to break through the barriers of miscommunication and stubborness? Take a look at today's article which will give you ideas on the whole as to how to handle all of this. And begin here…always have a plan and course of action.

Read the full article here: Overcoming Resistance

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The Key To Your Advertising

Published on September 30, 2015, by in News.

What is the key to your advertising? According to one Shark from Shark Tank, ABC's hit show about investing, that key would be you. What does he mean? Well, the key to advertising in today's world is advertising your story and how it has made an impact on your product. Learn more in today's article. 

Read the full article here: One surprising Quality

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The Importance of Integrity in Leadership

Published on September 30, 2015, by in Commentary.

By now, many people are quite familiar with the Volkswagen scandal that has caused their CEO to step down and may eventually cause the company to lose billions of dollars. That's right. Billions. 

What is the scandal over? Well, it's over the question of emissions. Without going in to too much detail, what the company as a whole did was essentially to deceive and lie to the public about the rate of emissions their cars give off. In short, they made the public believe that their cars are a lot more safe for the environment than what is true.

What has happened as a result of this scandal? Well, the least that has happened is the CEO stepping down. More importantly to all of this, what has happened is the public has lost faith in the company and has turned against it. 

This is what happens when a company or leader tramples over the issue of integrity. What we must remember as business owners and leaders is that integrity is vital to public perception as well as acceptance. 

Learn from this scandal and walk a more secure and truthful line with your customers.

 

Read the full article here: Everything to know about the Volkswagen scandal

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Integrity in Business

Published on September 29, 2015, by in News.

Trust is a vital concern in today's business economy. When a consumer cannot trust you, the provider, there's going to be a very big problem. Just take for example the recent fiasco that we see going on with VW. With the company lying about its emission rates, the public is now turning their back to them. Take a lesson from this blunder and learn the importance of integrity in business today. 

 

Read the full article here: What VW didn't understand about trust