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3 Strategies For Building A Productive Team

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As leaders, we all want to build a highly productive team. Having worked with a multitude of executive leaders, we can tell you that many in leadership tend to think their teams are highly productive and produce results. While this may be true, there is still always room for improvement. Why? Simply put, a good team…

Leadership: A Born Trait?

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  For years, researchers and scholars alike have debated whether leadership is an inherited trait, or based on learnable skills. While there is an argument to be made for both sides, there really isn’t a clear winner. In fact, we think that both genetics and training play an important role in determining great leadership. Think…

Make This The Year You Prioritize Mentoring

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Professional mentoring is both incredibly important and valuable in the workplace. This is true not only for the mentee, but the mentor and the company as a whole. Why? For starters, mentoring offers guidance and encouragement for employees, allows senior leaders to reflect on their own professional advancement and goals, as well as fosters a…

Motivating Your Team

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With a new year comes a new opportunity for motivating your team. And while this may sound odd, let’s first start by discussing The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, a popular leadership book written by Patrick Lencioni. Why? Simply put, these dysfunctions are extremely common, and can greatly hinder your team’s success. So before we…

5 Tips On Being A Successful Leader

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  Are you vying for an executive leadership role in the organization you work for? Or perhaps you have held a leadership role for a while, and are looking to fine tune your skills? Or maybe becoming an executive leader is part of your five-year plan? No matter where you fall, great leadership is essential…

5 Tips For Better Time Management

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We had hoped technology would give us more time, more resources and more capabilities for better time management. However, it seems to cause us to use more time. In addition to all the meetings and luncheons we attend, we are constantly looking at our phones: answering and sending emails, texting, tweeting, blogging and so on.…

Making A Career Switch

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Are you thinking about making a change in your career? You’re not alone. On average, a person will make a career switch at least five to seven times during their working years. While this may be the trend in today’s business climate, I would encourage you to ask yourself the following five questions before you…

Why Strategic Planning?

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This is the time of year that many businesses focus on strategic planning for the year ahead. And why? For starters, a number of quantifiable studies have validated that a comprehensive strategic plan effects quality performance in heightened operating ratios, increased market share and an excellent return on investment. Strategic planning also helps you accomplish…

How to be a Good Board Member Serving a Nonprofit

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Serving as a board member for a nonprofit looks great on your resume, yes, but more than that it’s rewarding. When you as the board member and the nonprofit are well matched, we can guarantee both parties will benefit. But how do you choose the right nonprofit? And once you have agreed to serve on…