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Executive Coach vs. Business Coach: What’s The Difference?

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When it comes to professional coaching, there are a plethora of different coaches to choose from. The two most common professional coaches are known as an Executive Coach and a Business Coach.  If you are familiar with these coaching titles, then you may have also assumed they are the same.  You are not alone; many…

The 6 Must Have Project Management Skills

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What makes a project manager great? Quickly defined, a great project manager is someone that can successfully lead teams and projects effectively. While this definition is true, it’s also extremely broad. Those in project management know just how many skills and qualities are at play to get the job done. In this post, we are…

5 Tips For A Successful Strategic Planning Session

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Perhaps you’ve heard the popular saying, “you need to spend more time on the business, rather than in the business?” This saying lends itself to strategic planning because an offsite strategic planning session is one of the most valuable ways to spend your time on your business. Dedicating a one or two day session to…

Is Strategic Planning Really Essential?

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Strategic planning is not just an exercise, or something to do because others value the process; rather, strategic planning is the means to success. A number of quantifiable studies have been conducted in recent years, which has validated that a comprehensive strategic plan effects quality performance in heightened operating ratios, increased market share and an…

Should My Business Strategies Continually Evolve?

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Here’s what we know about today’s business climate: change is constant. Given this fact, then it’s imperative that our business strategies also change. But how do you know when you need to make strategic changes? Changes come in all forms, such as: Changes to your organizational structure; Internal or external environmental factors; Expectations from stakeholders;…

Making Strategic Changes For Your Business And Making Them Stick

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Making strategic changes for your business is inevitable. This is true for a number of reasons. Perhaps you’re looking to revamp your strategic business plan due to profitable growth. Essentially, you’ve outgrown your current strategy and need your business plan to reflect those changes. Conversely, you may need to make strategic changes because your industry…

How Can I Improve My Leadership Skills?

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How many years have you held a leadership position? 10 years? 20 years? Or perhaps your leadership role is new? The number of years isn’t significant, what is significant is how effective your leadership skills are. Maybe you’re in a growth period, or maybe it’s been awhile since you thought about your own professional development.…

The Top 5 Essential Leadership Qualities

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As leaders, we should strive to foster a sense of trust and loyalty in the workplace. We want our employees to have a sincere enthusiasm for their jobs. We need to make concrete decisions, and possess a high level of managerial competence. Essentially, the leadership qualities we exhibit, tell us just how successful we are.…

How Management Styles Impact Teamwork

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Those in leadership understand that the way in which their management teams lead staff is a driving factor behind what the team will accomplish. A person’s management style has a significant impact on how productive the team is, and the company’s bottom line. Just like there are different leadership styles, there’s no universal approach or…