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    July 20, 2013

    Lisa Woods

    President & CEO, ManagingAmericans.com

    Lisa Woods President ManagingAmericans.com   Biography   With more than 20 years experience leading, managing and driving growth in the corporate world, today Lisa utilizes her experience with integration techniques, organizational and cultural overhauls, financial turnarounds and strategic revitalization to help other companies succeed.     "I partner with business leaders to understand their vision, identify internal and external roadblocks, define a practical strategic path...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Business Management on July 20, 2013

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    April 16, 2021

    Three Key Components To Transform Strategy Into Results

    How strategic are you?

      When we talk about being strategic we focus more on thinking and planning, than on leading and achieving.  The reality is that “being strategic” requires both; it’s the full transformation from dream to result.  It’s not that we forget to transform our vision, but often our approach to leading that change is not effective enough to generate our desired results.  Here is a model for strategic transformation-how to make your vision...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on April 16, 2021

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    March 14, 2021

    How To Develop An Emotionally Intelligent Organization

    The Power of Giving Your Organization a Voice

    Over the last few months I’ve spent a lot of time talking with executives about emotional intelligence and the impact it has on results.  One individual whom I would deem as highly emotionally intelligent expressed disappointment in his own executive peer group. During their recent strategy session the dialog was focused on results, structural reasons for results, external market reasons for results, any reason for results that did not require an understanding or accountability for what is...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on March 14, 2021

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    May 15, 2020

    What does “New Normal” mean?

    Your Business, Team, Career… “Reimagined”

      First of all, let’s agree to some fundamentals. “New Normal” DOES NOT mean everything looks the same from one business to another. It also DOES NOT mean that the changes you make are limited to adding in safety measures per state and local requirements.   What New Normal DOES MEAN is that you have some work to do…   How to Define Your New Normal (Phase One)   1)    Define what your “New Normal” looks like (including safety...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on May 15, 2020

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    March 29, 2020

    C0VID-19: Gamechanger for Business Leaders, Managers, Employees

    How to calm short-term unrest, and ensure long-term success.

      Are you freaking out yet? Whether you answer Yes, No or Maybe, chances are your employees answer YES!…therefore you need to be a calming force during these difficult times. Here we will tackle what that means for you, and what actions can you take to move your team forward through this chaos.   Many in our workforce today have never faced a crisis like this one. Those of us who have years of wisdom….can offer some advice based on personal experience. I’d like to share...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on March 29, 2020

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    November 9, 2019

    How To Speak Your Mind At Work

    THREE TYPES OF PEOPLE THAT SPEAK THEIR MIND

    We’ve all been there, sitting in a meeting, standing in the break room, or face-to-face in the boss’s office…thinking…"I know how to solve this"…"I have a great idea"…"I know what to do"…"pick ME to lead"…                     But something stops us from speaking up. Shear terror? Lack of confidence? Afraid of not being taken seriously?   Whatever the...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on November 9, 2019

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    May 10, 2019

    Why Are Negotiation Skills Soooooo Scary?

    Negotiation is simply communication with accountability.

    Negotiation is a loaded term, one that many associate with conflict, selling, losers verses winners, intimidation, power struggles…the list goes on. Bottom line, most people associate Negotiation Skills with negative connotations, and because of that, the topic is scary to even think about. I review this issue with hundreds of people each year between my business clients and MBA students. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that over 90% of current and future business professionals in this mix...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on May 10, 2019

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    August 17, 2017

    6 Approaches to Problem Solving- How Does Your Mind Work?

    4 Steps to Making Your Team’s Problem Solving Strategy a Competitive Advantage

    Your ability to solve problems impacts personal success in life, success as a team, and ultimately, the success of your business. That’s why it is so important to understand your strengths and weaknesses as you approach problems. This awareness can help you gage whether or not the situation requires your skill, the skill of another team member or a combination of the two. Effective problem solving offers an opportunity to move forward, rather than mitigate a setback. If you approach a...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on August 17, 2017

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    July 24, 2017

    The Truth About Leading Organizational Change

    3 Lessons Every Leader & Manager Can Learn From

    Organizational strategists help business leaders realize their strategy by framing the organization necessary to achieve it. They look at what the organization is today vs. the business leader’s vision for the future, and then develop the changes necessary to achieve the desired results.   Here's the problem...it's still up to the leader to implement that change and most leaders fail at doing so.   Why is that? The answer is not so obvious. In fact, the reason is often blamed on the...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on July 24, 2017

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    June 19, 2017

    Accountability In The Workplace: A Self-Help Guide

    Building Your Accountability Skillset

    Somewhere, in a faraway land, a long, long time ago, accountability was something an individual strove to achieve, quietly, on their own, in an effort to learn, improve their skills, earn more responsibility and be trusted by those around them to work in a way that achieves a defined value to the organization.   That’s right, accountability was something you built, over time, by working hard, proving your skills and building trust. Communicating accountability was a humbling effort, by doing...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on June 19, 2017

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