Author Archive | Ellen Huxtable

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9 Tips for Business Planning in Uncertainty

Is Your Planning Process on Track? Business planning is frequently a challenge, and business planning in uncertainty raises the game to a whole new level. Even when social, economic, financial, trade and international factors are in a period of adjustment, business leaders are called upon to set a course for action. Peers and advisors can […]

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Business Expansion: Critical Questions for Success

When is the right time to implement a business expansion? When do you pull the trigger and invest in staff, or facilities, or other resources? How do you take the next step from where you are to where you want to be? Growth is wonderful. You’ve achieved success in serving your market and avoided major […]

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Market Yourself to Win!

Market Yourself, Starting Now! Have you ever considered how you market yourself? In business, you are your own product. You have capabilities and benefits to offer clients and employers, just as your organization has products and services for external customers. Market yourself for the win, and create a career path for success. Does the thought […]

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5 Leadership Landmines and How to Avoid Them

When you are in a position of responsibility, leadership landmines are everywhere. One misstep can land you in an embarrassing, humiliating and costly trap. The harder you try to rectify things, the worse things become. While some crises are unavoidable, many landmines can be anticipated and sidestepped. Just a little thought in advance can steer […]

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Boomer Time vs. Millennial Time: Bridging the Gap

Comparing the Baby Boomer sense of time to Millennial time can lead to the very logical conclusion that the generations exist in parallel universes. “They’re never on time!” wail the Boomers “They’re always on my case!” grumble the Millennials. In a stab for intergenerational harmony, here is one take on mutual understanding and narrowing the […]

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2040 Leaders: The Changing of the Guard

Who are the 2040 Leaders, and why should we care? 2040 Leaders are the young business professionals who are in positions of responsibility now, and have the focus and drive to achieve even greater things in their professional careers. They are the movers and shakers for the future – the leaders of 2040. And they […]

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Three Tips to Win at Negotiation

You want to win at negotiation. Even for the moderately competitive, the reality of something on the line gets the adrenaline flowing. You want to “Go for the win.” But what does that mean, and how do you achieve it? Popular wisdom says, “Go for win-win.” But why? Doesn’t that really mean “Settle for the […]

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Four Fatal Flaws Which Destroy a Booming Business

What fatal flaw is waiting in the wings, ready to destroy your booming business? And what can you do to stop it? You can have an amazing business, with increasing sales and activity. But just as one weak spot can explode an expanding balloon, one weakness in a booming business can blow up everything. How […]

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