From Kelly's Desk

Reducing Stress in Leadership

 “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James Stress can be an overwhelming response we as business leaders encounter on a daily basis in our busy lives. The stresses of a leader can take a toll not only on your physical being but also impact your […]

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The Inside Truth

“You can’t get to courage without walking through vulnerability.” ~ Brene Brown, American Author As business leaders, being vulnerable is something we all tend to avoid but, to create a supportive, joyful, and inspiring workplace, vulnerability should be promoted and practiced. The underlying objective of vulnerability is to make valuable connections with others in your business and […]

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Content Marketing on Your Website is Crucial

“Great Content Inspires Action.” ~ Dane Brookes, Business Author Dane Brookes, as an example, will often concisely offer advice that is inspirational in a simple way to lead to new ideas. In the constantly evolving online marketing world, we have all heard the term Content Marketing. Content Marketing consists of not only advertising material, but […]

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Stop Being “A” Leader, and Start Becoming “THE” Leader

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” Ray Kroc ~ American Entrepreneur Exceptional leaders inspire the creation of a team and aim to shift workplace cultures in positive directions. They require strong traits in themselves like confidence, charisma and trustworthiness for people to follow. To help us understand […]

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Negotiate Your Way to Success*

“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” – John F. Kennedy Negotiating may present itself at any time and any place; it’s a skillful process to be learned and most importantly practices. The goal in skillful negotiating is to find a mutual understanding crafted to satisfy both party’s […]

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Unravel Self-Sabotage in your Life

Insightful presentation from Vistage speaker, Jason Hartanov. We have all made major changes in our lives where big and often difficult decisions are mulled over and decided.  Whenever we take a big leap that proves positive, we may experience a negative physical reaction like a headache or lack of sleep for days. Why is that? […]

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Avoid the Summertime Blues at Work

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” ~ Charles Bowden, American Author With schools across the country dismissed for the summer break this past week and the smell of Memorial Day cookouts in the air, the official kickoff to summer is here. Summer time means longer days soaking up the sun on the […]

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Let’s Get Social

Many of us have one of those friends who feels the need to let the world know exactly what they are doing and when they are doing it through social media. I don’t believe I would be going out on limb to say that this kind of behavior is downright annoying. But, social media is […]

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Don’t Fall Prey to Cyber-Attacks

“Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.”  — Ronald Reagan Every day it seems we hear about the too common corporate breaches that have impacted retail enterprises, banks and government offices. Whether a large company or a small local business, we are all at […]

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You Never Get a Second Shot at a First Impression

 “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford There are hundreds of social media sites where you can spend hours researching all kinds of ideas, people, and news but not all that information can be beneficial to your business. Investing in your professional network involves using websites like LinkedIn, the […]

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