From Kelly's Desk

Race “With” Technology to Maintain Competitive Advantage

“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”–Stewart Brand, founder of the Global Business Network Technology does not grow in a linear fashion, it grows exponentially. As time passes, this curve becomes steeper and steeper while technology improves at an unfathomable rate. This phenomenon […]

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Trust in Core Values

“If you get the values and the culture right, success will happen.” –Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO Customer loyalty is ultimately driven by the personal interactions buyers have with the people working within a particular organization. To put it simply, an organization’s culture is what drives performance.  Any given company that dominates an industry gets its […]

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New Goals for 2019

“Without commitment, you’ll never start, but more importantly, without consistency, you’ll never finish.” –Denzel Washington January presents a unique time in people’s lives to reflect on this past year’s sweet successes, and learn from their bitter failures. Regardless of last year’s outcome, people desire to continue pushing themselves, achieving both personal and organizational success, and […]

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Technology – Friend or Foe?

“Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.” ~ Christian Lous Lange I recently watched a YouTube video with Simon Sinek and Jim Kwik about how Smartphones are MAKING US STUPID and it made me think and reflect on what a powerful tool technology can be and also what a great danger it can […]

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Planning for Growth

“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” ~ Harvey S. Firestone For most leaders in the business world, accomplishing steady growth within all aspects of a business model is the main goal. As we experience growth, getting overwhelmed and losing track of goals is not uncommon, however, having a strong […]

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Spring Cleaning for your Brand

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~ Mark Twain With spring time in full swing, most of us are thinking about sprucing up our personal lives but, what about our professional brand? Your company’s brand is a living part of your business, meaning it grows and develops over time. Take the time to […]

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Becoming Your Own Boss

“Each time we face our fears, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt In the business world, professionals often weigh the pros and cons of starting their own business and actualizing their dream of being their own boss. Calling the shots and less office stress sound like the simpler life […]

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Make Yourself Heard

“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.” – Scott Fitzgerald In the business world, making yourself heard among coworkers is essential for creating and maintaining a happy and healthy career. While some of us find this skill simple, others struggle to accomplish such communication skills. Take the time to […]

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Social Media Essentials

  “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”— Bill Gates Social Media is essential for any business to thrive in the current world of high-speed communication. Organizations of all different sizes in any type of industry must understand the importance of staying up-to-date with what’s trending and new […]

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Talking Millennials

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” — John C. Maxwell The millennial generation currently makes up over 25 percent of today’s population. It’s important to understand how best to communicate effectively with this unique generation. Millennials have become the new face of professionals that are changing […]

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