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4 Ways To Inspire Change In Your Employees

Have you ever listened to a speech that inspired you so much, you were ready to make a change in your life immediately? What was it about that person, that presentation, that drove you to take action? Chances are, the speaker had some pretty solid qualities that inspired you to follow their lead, reports Forbes. … Read More »

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7 Elements of a Strong Work Ethic

Have you ever tried to do business with someone who didn’t seem to take pleasure in the job, or care? Perhaps you didn’t go back to this person because you didn’t like the way you were treated, or lacked confidence in that business as a whole, reports Entrepreneur. Did you then spread the word to … Read More »

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What’s Worse Than Hiring a Bad Employee? Hiring a Mediocre One

Truly great places to work only achieve that lofty status when they have the right people in the right jobs. And nowhere is that more true than in small and midsize businesses (SMBs) where a single employee can have a profound impact, reports Inc. With smaller teams and everyone wearing multiple hats, one bad hire … Read More »

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How To Build Deeply Connected Teams — Insights From An Olympic Medalist

Teamwork remains all the rage for many organizations. But achieving the highest levels of teamwork when complex work demands the most significant degrees of collaboration, can be elusive for leaders pursuing it, reports Forbes. I spoke with Caryn Davies, World-Champion rower and three-time Olympic medalist, now an attorney, about how world class rowing teams synchronize their … Read More »

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10 Tips for Leading Disruption During Times of Uncertainty

Being a disrupter during times of uncertainty can derail your stakeholders and the transformational change you have worked so hard to create, reports Entrepreneur. Leading large-during times of uncertainty is even trickier and something that few have mastered. By uncertainty, I mean leading your team and stakeholders while on continuously shifting sands and while combatting … Read More »

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Why Trying to Predict the Future Is the Worst Way to Prepare for the Years Ahead

The year was 2003. An important client invited a revered futurist to share some of the inevitable cultural phenomena that was about to reach the masses in the coming months and years. It was highly tantalizing, reports Entrepreneur. It was like learning the results of the Super Bowl before the game was even played. We … Read More »

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