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Change Management – Don’t Get Blown Out of the Water!

Change Management: Danger Ahead Change management is like sailing into a minefield. One wrong turn can take a simple project and transform it into a bloodied mess. You’re progressing on schedule and on plan, only to be blindsided by something that throws you into damage control. A critical component has been discontinued. Contractors find asbestos […]

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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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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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Business Strategies from Pokemon Go!

  What business strategies can possibly be gained from Pokemon Go? Just because it’s the hottest craze to hit cyber-civilization, why should the established and sometimes dull business community look to this new fad for insights? First, Pokemon Go is successful – spectacularly so. And every business, except possibly for the partners in “The Producers,” […]

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5 Tips: Communicate to Win!

Do you communicate to win, or to lose? Successful leaders communicate to win. Business is a team sport, and the success of the team and its leaders depends on communication. Top management expects results, and results depend on communication. Communication is more than words; communication is reaching understanding. And the most effective communication both reaches […]

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3 Tips to Find New Profits Hidden in Plain Sight

  What new profits are you missing? Sometimes we can miss finding new profits hidden in plain sight. We become accustomed to the way things are, and repeat actions by rote. Take a chance. Take a look at your business with open eyes. Think creatively. You may be surprised to see the new opportunities to […]

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Multi-generational Leadership: 5 Tips for Bridging for Success

How do we take advantage of multi-generational leadership? Business is changing, and a new generation of young leaders and CEOs is emerging. Family-owned businesses are transitioning control to 30 year old offspring. Innovative startups are often headed by young entrepreneurs. Established organizations seek young leaders attuned to the modern technologic age. Business veterans can suddenly find themselves working […]

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The Competitive Advantage: 5 Tips to Gain the Edge

Business today is in flux and transition, offering great opportunities for smart organizations and business leaders to gain a competitive advantage. The economic downturn, layoffs and forced restructurings have driven many businesses into survival mode. They are scrambling to hold things together, focusing on immediate needs and urgencies. Vision, long term planning and strategic positioning […]

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