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Feedback: What’s the big deal? 

Feedback: What’s the big deal? 

If there's one thing we need to be successful in life, it's feedback - a powerful, FREE tool in our management arsenal - yet it is SO underutilized. Why is this an issue? And, when feedback is given, why is it often given poorly? The TED podcast WorkLife With Adam...

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Only the Brave Implement

Only the Brave Implement

Fact: Less than 15% of companies track strategic outcomes. Are you kidding me? Over 70% of organizations struggle with execution according to a recent article from the Harvard Business Review entitled Why Strategy Execution Unravels – and What to Do About It. Here are...

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Write Clear Objectives that Produce Better Results

Write Clear Objectives that Produce Better Results

When looking to create better business results, your first crucial step is to create or review current business objectives. Organizational goals serve four major functions. They provide guidance and direction, facilitate planning, motivate employees, and help evaluate...

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5 Steps for Making Effective Goals

5 Steps for Making Effective Goals

The term “Goal Setting” commonly evokes reactions ranging from utter fear and dread, to eye rolling and annoyance. Why? Because there is a right way and (many) wrong ways to set goals. These 5 steps will help you set goals that make sense, are achievable, beneficial...

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Strategic Budgets: Critical for Strategic Planning

Strategic Budgets: Critical for Strategic Planning

Strategic Budget A strategic budget is a high-level forecast of income and expenses that helps a business identify future financial needs and plans based on expected profit, expenses and cash flow. If a business doesn’t have the budget to support its strategic plan,...

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What Birkman Color are You?

What Birkman Color are You?

LET'S TALK ABOUT COLOR! Are you objective and make quick decisions, or do you like spending time reflecting on different options? What kind of activities do you like—planning, painting, or construction? Your Birkman Color(s); red, green, blue, or yellow, quickly...

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Investing in Leadership

Investing in Leadership

Think about someone in your life who has been a great leader. If the environment was conducive to allowing that leader to truly lead, then it was probably a pretty fruitful situation and a great environment, right? Great leadership results in the following: increased...

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Success Is a Journey

Success Is a Journey

Richard St. John believes that success isn’t a one-way climb up the business mountain. It’s a circular journey that requires the consistent application of eight key principles. In his 4-minute TED Talk, you’ll hear about he regained business success by remembering to...

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