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How Journaling Can Improve Leadership

“Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. After you become a leader success is all about growing others.”  – Jack Welch, CEO, General Electric It’s been well known that a focus on self-reflection often results in positive self-improvement. This sort of reflection can mean different things for different people. Journaling is […]

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The Value of Storytelling in Business

“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.” – Steve Jobs There are a multitude of qualities that define successful leadership, but perhaps one of the more important aspects of an impactful leader is the ability to […]

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Cultivating System-Wide Accountability

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford As a leader, a strong sense of personal accountability is a must. A primary component of leadership is the ability to influence and garner respect with those you lead. Without accountability, a leader cannot build the trust necessary to achieve […]

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Eliminating Distractions

“It’s only by saying “No” that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” – Steve Jobs Daily distractions seem to come in infinite forms nowadays. More and more, the average working individual is spending their time looking from one screen to another. The very tools that are required for business and communication […]

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The Importance of Community Interaction

“Companies and leaders are role models – not just with the business community – but in the broader world.” – Chip Conley There are numerous ways to get your company more involved with the community but knowing where to start can be difficult to some. Thankfully, in the modern age community involvement is easier now […]

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Tips for More Productive Meetings

“You have a meeting to make a decision, not to decide on the question.” – Bill Gates Business meetings for many can be one of the least appealing aspects of day to day business activity. The often unstructured, seemingly never-ending meetings that many experiences on a regular basis is creating more and more beliefs that […]

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Taking Your Business in A New Direction

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F Kennedy There are a number of telltale signs that may let you know it’s time to take your business in a new direction. However, deciding to pivot your business in one way or another can seem daunting, so it’s natural for […]

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What Makes a Modern CEO?

“Lots of companies don’t succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong? They usually miss the future.” – Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google As a CEO and leader of your business, you likely possess a diverse skill set and employ said skills how you see best fit. However, as time goes on, you may […]

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Addressing Personnel Problems in Your Business

“You’re only as good as the people you hire.” – Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s Leaders are often faced with tough decisions, some of the hardest being the letting go of personnel. But as a business leader, you are responsible for cultivating a quality culture within your company. And sometimes there are people internally that […]

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Planning an Exit Strategy from Your Company

“Most entrepreneurs over time should start to think about a future exit strategy because preparing for an exit takes some time.” –  C.J. Fitzgerald, managing director of Summit Partners There may come a time and place where exiting your company feels like the best move you can make for yourself and/or your company. Whether it’s […]

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