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9 Strategies For Improving Employee Engagement and Strategy

    By John Stoker Here are a number of tactics that you might decide to adopt to reverse the feelings of negativity and help the folks to refocus their efforts during these times of unrelenting chaos. Change Your Perspective

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Posted in Entrepreneurship, Management, Small Business

Tips to Get the Most from the Next Conference You Attend

Michael Hyatt Here are four things I do to maximize my return: I play full out. Several years ago a friend invited Gail and me to a conference. This was his advice before we left for the event. I’ve never

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Posted in Leadership

Games Played By Inept Managers

Great Leadership We’ll start with some silly budgeting games: 1. “Use it or lose it budgeting.” This is when you are getting close to the end of the year and your budget is running under your forecast. In previous years,

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Posted in Leadership, Small Business, Uncategorized

Why Companies Can’t Hire

Transparency is key. It has been my experience that an organization has to be trust or bust. If a leader has built a high trust environment recruitment of top talent will be supremely easier. HR is the most important department in

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Posted in Human Resources

Managing Yourself To Be More Productive

Most executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs put a huge amount of time into their jobs. In a crisis it may be necessary to burn the midnight oil, but the ambitious have a tendency to stay late every night. This tendency arises

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Posted in Strategy

Innovation Is Not A Panacea: Why Nokia Failed and Why It Will Happen To You Too!

I remember my first consulting assignment with a Fortune 500 firm where the sales manager went around the room asking for each sales person sales forecasts for the month. After carefully writing all on the board he whispered to me,

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Posted in Innovation

6 Ways Complexity Makes Stronger Leaders

Nietzsche wrote, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” In the case of leadership nothing could be further from the truth. Leadership appears easy. However, in these days of complexity it is and can be wrought with peril.

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Posted in Human Resources, Leadership

5 Productivity Tips That Will Make You A Star

Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all. Peter Drucker If you’re going to achieve peak personal productivity, here are five time-defense tactics you’ll have to use: 1. Get lost. Your first tactic—simple inaccessibility.

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Posted in Small Business