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The Importance of Authenticity in Leadership

“Authenticity means erasing the gap between what you firmly believe inside and what you reveal to the outside world.” – Adam Grant, Psychologist There is a common misconception that effective leadership can only be found in certain molds. Being overtly tough, unfeeling, and unaffected by failure, are all things people generally think of when they […]

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How Tariffs & Hurricanes Affect Businesses

“Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.” – Niehls Bohr, Physicist & Nobel Prize Winner As many know, tariffs are more or less a tax set on imported goods (typically at the border). Tariffs can be a sizeable revenue […]

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Making Clear Your Purpose as a Leader

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” – James Humes, Author Leadership isn’t always just about the position you hold. Good leadership depends heavily on how your hold yourself and how others respond to your leadership techniques. Knowing your identity as a leader is essential in succeeding effectively in a leadership position. How […]

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Achieving Successful Team Building

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” -Henry Ford As a leader, you’re partially responsible for your employee’s ability to work as a cohesive unit. Making sure they have a strong relationship with leadership can be a necessary component in capturing your business’s full potential, but it’s equally, or perhaps […]

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How to Enhance your Leadership Presence

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” – Ken Blanchard, Author Being an effective leader can often mean more than just holding a position of leadership. To be a truly capable leader, one must have an influential and powerful presence. An established leadership presence can not only enhance your influence on others […]

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How To Manage Risk in Your Business

  “The biggest risk is not taking any risk…In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg When it comes to dealing with risk management in your business, it’s easy to view the problem as something to immediately solve. We tend to […]

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What Can Be Learned from Major Tech Companies

“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.” – Bill Gates As we move further into the digital age, technology companies are increasingly dominating the market. The likes of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft have cemented themselves at the top of the […]

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What A Perspective Shift Could Do for Your Company

“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” – Stephen R Covey For many businesses, especially longer running companies, it can be easy to stick to simply “what works,” and refuse to be forward thinking and open for change. But this sort of stagnation can be detrimental to you and your business, […]

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How to Get the Attention Your Business Deserves

“Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell.” – Seth Godin, Marketer and Author For many leaders, establishing a potentially profitable product or service is only the first step in maintaining a successful business. No matter how solid your service may be, if you are not able to […]

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What’s Stopping You from Innovating?

“Unless you stay focused on innovation, you can be disintermediated.” – Ruth Porat, CFO of Google parent company, Alphabet If you think about it, almost every business starts with innovation. Your product, service, or organization was created with the intention to carve a new space in the market, cultivate a new idea, and/or provide something […]

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