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What You Can Do To Engage Employees

Remarkably, employee engagement has become a topic in business because, well it has become a topic in business. Rather than perpetuating the oft repeated mantra, “Our people are our greatest asset” companies react to engagement rather than act. Meaning, employee

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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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Are you assertive enough to be an entrepreneur? #business #management

The most successful leaders tend to find a good balance between being too assertive (and possibly aggressive) and being too nice.  Assertiveness forms the ability to  act in your own self  interest in the assignment of “No .” Assertiveness can

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26 Superb Ways To Reinvent Your Brand From Bad To Great

Why would a company concern themselves with branding? In this new rapid fire hypercompetitive age one has to stand out. Branding isn’t an intangible. Branding is personal. Selling the sizzle not the steak. An experience. Such as customer experience rather

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What Matters Most In The Business Case For Leadership

According to research conducted by the management consulting firm Mckinsey, leadership is a critical part of organizational health, which is an important driver of shareholder returns. A big, unresolved issue is what sort of leadership behavior organizations should encourage. Is leadership

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6 Ways to Keep Your Business In Step with Your Dreams and Reality

Creating a successful business is daunting. Below are suggestions on how you can face the reality of a dream when faced with reality.   In our work many small businesses fail for these reasons: Brand before you expand Rather than placing their

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Why Michael Porter and Business Gurus Long In The Tooth Fail – Strategy

Sustainable competitive advantage is a theoretical concept created by Porter replete with disastrous consequences under the theoretical assumption that business is a zero sum game. Business has been bombarded with financially successful academics whose concepts formulated in classrooms then implemented

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Springpad Is An Example of Innovation Versus Entrepreneurship

It would be all too easy to dismiss the importance of this article. Rather than writing a long article Neal instead nudged the reader to arrive at their own “Ah ha.” Innovation has become such a ubiquitous term. This story

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Becoming A “Cut The Crap” Leader Who Executes

When I visit clients I am amazed at the remarkable talent and energy within their organizations. Equally remarkable is the astonishing amount of talent and energy squandered by poor leadership.  Imagine of you lost 70% of your automobile’s horsepower on the

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How To Build Trust With Employees Without Losing Control

I have trained thousands of employees and leaders. One thing for certain is that when employees know they are valued they will execute in remarkable ways. I have never seen a problem employee that could not be made better under

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