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20 inspirational teamwork quotes for the workplace

By Jim Woods President, Jim Woods Group  @leadersmatter Nothing  matters  so much to the value of a team than to add diversity of thought to the mix. Rabble rousers with placaters can create innovative ideas never generated by those who mistake

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Posted in Leadership, Team Building, Teamwork

7 Powerful Habits to Win at Office Politics #entrepreneur #smallbiz

Published by Jim Woods, President of InnoThink Group Consulting Let’s be honest. Office politics exist. The surest way to succeed is to learn to play them. I frequently hear friends and clients lament, “Why can’t we all just get along?”

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Posted in Conflict Resolution, Employee Engagement, Entrepreneurs

How Do You Keep Clients When Your Star Performer Leaves

Published by Jim Woods President The InnoThink Group When a star performer leaves a host of problems ensures. For example the founder of a large management consulting firm began when a partner absconded with just a few prized clients when

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Posted in Change Management, Competitive Advantage

Servant Leadership in 6 Steps

A servant leader is an authentic leader. One whose personal persona prevails upon the public persona. They are genuine. “A noble leader answers not to the trumpet calls of self promotion, but to the hushed whispers of necessity.” Mollie Marti Simply

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Posted in Change, Leadership Mastery

Summarizing Your Employee’s Path to Exceptional Performance

In a world of intensifying competition and economic stress – your job as a manager becomes even more difficult. How can you help people shine their brightest and perform at their best, day in and day out? In this HBR

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Posted in Entrepreneurship

11 Ways #HR Can Overhaul Management

CNBC reported recently of Luxottica CEO relinquishing his position as head in order to overhaul it’s management system. There is a salient lesson here easily overlooked. All organizations have to constantly be at the precipice of grooming talent. However, doing

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Posted in Employee Engagement

6 Important Characteristics of Creative Leaders

Creative leaders see greater organizational openness ahead. But as rules are refined and collaboration explodes,  they use uncertainty as an opportunity for competitive advantage, protect the business and deliver results. Please share. In uncertain times other companies hunker down building

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Posted in Creativity, Leadership

What Leaders Can Learn From The Fosbury Flop

By Jim Woods Like us on Facebook  Failure is as vital to innovation and life as the sun is to earth. No one goes unscathed. Certainly some more than ever. Yet life compels each of us, albeit sometimes kicking and

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Posted in Creativity, Innovation, Leadership Mastery

Reframing Failure To Innovate Again – #entrepreneurs

Former Disney President Michael Eisner said this concerning innovation and failure, “There’s no good idea that cannot be improved on.” Whether failure is met as an impediment or an opportunity is a matter of choice not destiny. Failure is the

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Posted in Innovation

How to Strengthen Your Sales and Customer Service Connection

During our consulting engagements we have advised organizations regardless of size to make their customer service departments a very big deal. Here is how: Do not silo customer service Give them a seat at the table. Obtain consistent feedback from

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Posted in Customer Engagement