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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

5 Business Strategy Questions Every Effective Leader Should Follow

By Freek Vermeulen If you can’t find time to think, it probably means that you haven’t organized your firm, unit, or team very well, and you are busy putting out little fires all the time. It also means that you are

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Posted in Decision Making, Leadership, Organizational Development, Strategy

If you were interviewed by Jack Welch and Steve Jobs on your performance what would be the outcome?

If you were interviewed today by Jack Welch and Steve Jobs on your performance as a leader or employee what would be the outcome? Would your department be cut? Would you find you were more prone to activity instead of

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Posted in Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Development

How To Overcome The Hurdles Impeding Your #Innovation Process #smb

Just imagine the implications of your building an organization of empowered employees with entrepreneurial zeal seeking out opportunities as opposed to dawdling in the malaise of protective silos. Just imagine if you don’t. “When you were made a leader you

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Posted in Innovation, Organizational Development

Why Leadership Training Fails In Tumultuous Times

Follow Jim on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The most absurd aspect of leadership training is the belief that “principles” established in predictable (http://bit.ly/Jein9U) times can work in an age of omnipresent uncertainty and complexity. They are myths orchestrated by pseudo leaders,

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How You Should Avoid Being Another Kodak

Said Jack Welch: “We’ve had managers at GE who couldn’t change, who kept telling us to leave them alone. They wanted to sit back, to keep things the way they were. And that’s just what they did—until they and most

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Posted in Authentic Leadership

My Mother’s 10 Step Cheaters Guide To Mastering Your Time

My grandmother was a stickler for time. So was my mother. Don’t misunderstand I no longer reside with either. But their lessons resonate. Once when I was a senior in high school my mother had assigned a curfew for me

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Posted in Entrepreneurship, Leadership

What The McDonald’s Theory Can Teach You About Innovation

Finding novel ways to disrupt productivity is the role of management and leadership. I use a trick with co-workers when we’re trying to decide where to eat for lunch and no one has any ideas. I recommend McDonald’s. An interesting

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#Smallbiz – Richard Branson on Leadership Lessons from the Unflappable Steve Jobs | Entrepreneur.com

Earlier this year, I experienced one of those fortunate coincidences that makes life interesting. Around the same time that I was starting to look forward to the release of Virgin Produced’s new film, “Jobs,” which depicts the Apple founder Steve

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Posted in Teambuilding

Why Leadership Training Fails

Follow Jim on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The most absurd aspect of leadership training is the belief that “principles” established in predictable (http://bit.ly/Jein9U) times can work in an age of omnipresent uncertainty and complexity. They are myths orchestrated by pseudo leaders,

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