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Managing People Is So Old Fashion; Lead Them

At the outset, I am a self confessed protagonist when it comes to leadership. Especially that banal aspect of managing people. Dogs are managed. People are like cats. They aren’t. In fact I suspect andy person capable or desiring management

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Posted in Authentic Leadership, Competitiveness, Leadership, Management

Why Leaders Don’t Always Learn From Failure – #Entrepreneurs #smb

One of the key elements of failure is a self defeating behavior more than any external event. We feel uneasy about trying something new and succeeding. We are self-loathing and fear our own guilt for success. In business or personal

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Posted in Assertiveness, Leadership

Avoiding Layoffs By Improving Your Organizational DNA

Organizations tend to fall into a perilous trap of thinking that transforming their organization is the secret sauce of turning their company around. Most certainly they can reduce costs by eliminating positions from said chart. Invariably, short term efficiencies erode

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Posted in Decision Making, Strategy

How Failure Can Lead to Entrepreneurial Success

Having a back up is an essential aspect of business for the simple reason that life doesn’t always follow any well scripted plan. Said General Colin Powell: “In other words, don’t expect to always be great. Disappointments, failures and setbacks

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Posted in Career, Change, Leadership

#Leadership In The Case of Workplace Conflict is Superior To #Management

Originally posted on Jim Woods Group Blog Leadership and Competitive Strategy:
Seriously, how we deal with others is the result of our unconscious inner dialogue.  Anxiety, a self induced dilemma is maximized when we exaggerate situations as being about us.…

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Posted in Assertiveness, Conflict, Human Resources, Leadership Mastery

Dr. Phil – “A Relationship Should Be Between …”

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Posted in Leadership

6 Strategies to Help Your Business Adapt

Reasons for adapting ones business rather than stoic allegiance to tried and true principles created in placid times can be the difference between success and failure. My friend Alexandra Levit in Open Forum has a few solutions: I’ve come up

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Posted in Change Management

Seth Godin: The Mindset of a Winner #smallbiz

Frequently during workshops the question invariably turns to assumptions that an entrepreneurial mindset is something a person is born with, it is in fact something that can be nurtured and developed. The winner views challenges and risks as welcome developments rather

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Posted in Branding

Goal Setting Doesn’t Work: 4 Expert Tips From Jim Woods

Business is about execution. Not talk. A goal or objective is tantamount to strategy who is impotent without execution. It is in the actual doing things where most strategies become excuses laced around regulations, competitive disadvantages, or “if they’d given

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Posted in Small Business

17 Absolutely Awesome Quotes That Will Inspire you to Take Risks

  If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. Sheryl Sandberg I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that

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Posted in Competitive Advantage, Creativity, Leadership, Organizational Development