Confronting Performance Issues

We’ve all had employees who we wish would live up to their potential or at least live up to the expectations and goals we’ve set for them. We send gentle reminders and ask how things are going. We hope that they get the hint and put some bounce in their step and light a fire […]

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What now?

I live in California. With the recent fires in Northern California, it brings up for me the question, “What Now?” I guess that question means what is happening? Why do these strange and crazy natural events occur? I don’t want to believe that it’s because the world is ending. Those kinds of thoughts and worries […]

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Seek First to Understand

Building strong relationships is critical to every business, every community, and every family. In our world today, we see the cost of poor communication, lack of understanding, and an unwillingness to see another’s point of view. There is more violence and less kindness and tolerance. What will this cost us in our businesses, for our […]

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Is Your Online Reputation Costing You?

The internet has changed the game for all of us. We are all able to find out a ton of information about a company, its product and any of their employees by just running a google search. Some of the information we find will be positive and some won’t be. This helps all of us […]

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6 Critical Management Skills for Leadership Success

Creating an exceptional team which produces quality results takes commitment, focus, and drive. Great leaders have high expectations of themselves and others. As a leader, you need to be consistently looking for ways to improve overall productivity and team performance. Here are the six skills you need as a manager to ensure you are getting […]

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How to Network Effectively at Professional Events

Network Effectively At Professional Events

Networking is so necessary when building a business or staying in the loop so you can continue to succeed at work. It can be scary and intimidating to network at industry events or even at work especially when you are new to the company or the department. I know some master networkers who seem to […]

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How to Ask for What You Really Want

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get everything that they ask for?  If they want to get a fabulous new job, they suddenly get it. Or they wish for a trip to an exotic location, their wish is granted. So how can you make this same ‘magic’ happen for you. The only […]

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How to Overcome Your Team’s Resistance to Change

No one likes change. It can be messy, difficult, and stressful. Whether it’s in our personal or professional life, we may find ourselves or our teams avoiding it. But if we want our company and departments to grow and achieve their targets, we need to find a way to overcome this resistance. In order for […]

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How Gratitude Can Improve Your Business

Gratitude Business success

Why is it that over the past decade we have heard so much about the power of gratitude? Oprah has talked about it. Deepak has extolled its virtue. We’ve heard about it in church, at schools, and in the media. Where we don’t hear about it enough is in big business (or many businesses). And yet, […]

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Fear Setting- How to Eliminate Your Fear of Failure

Fear Setting- How to Eliminate Your Fear of Failure As I shared in “Fear of Failure Keeping You Down,” many of us business leaders/entrepreneurs have an innate fear of failure and believe that if things go wrong, we will be left without a way to bounce back and recover. True success actually requires failure – […]

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