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Articles by Lisa Woods

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    March 31, 2014

    Stop Doing It All & Start Leading Your Business

    4 Actions to Transition From “Doer” to “Leader”

    I don’t have time to do the things I know I should be doing. I can’t expect others to do what I do..the way it needs to be done. My clients like to work with me directly and if I rely on my team, my business is going to suffer.   Do any of these statements sound familiar? What about this one…When I do delegate, my employees either screw up, or come to me for every little thing, in the end, it’s just easier and faster if I do it myself.   Or this...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on March 31, 2014

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    March 21, 2014

    Leader Engagement – 4 Steps to Ensure Your Commitment to Lead Change

    Crafting a Successful Business Strategy vs. Committing to One

    Whether you are leading a corporation or building your small business, crafting a successful business strategy is bound to be one of your key objectives. But when executives are asked if their strategies will be successful, the results are impressive...in an unimpressive way. According to a 2011 Booz & Company Executive Survey, 53% of executives do not believe their company’s strategy will lead to success, 63% say they have too many conflicting priorities and 54% say their company’s way of...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on March 21, 2014

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    March 10, 2014

    How to Achieve Audience Buy-In: Sell It!

    Spend less time discussing the how to, & more time celebrating the what if!

    Have you ever tried to pitch an idea? In public speaking we are often times trying to sell something, sell change, sell innovation...    Noteworthy speakers are able to engage the audience, inspire, and have a successful call to action. The challenge is how? When you're proposing a new model or process you don’t want to spend time outlining the steps that will be taken in your new world; for that you could put together a job aide or process map, hand it out, and take a seat. You're giving...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on March 10, 2014

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    December 29, 2013

    55 Resolutions That Can Positively Impact Your Career & Business

    What will you do differently in 2014?

    As 2013 comes to an end and 2014 begins, it is a great time to consider some resolutions that open opportunities for career growth and professional success.  We started this list last year and have added some new opportunities to consider. Here are 55 ideas to spark an impactful action plan to improve your career and business.  What is it that you want to improve?  Are you doing what is necessary to get where you want to go in your career?  Now is the time…here is our take on...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on December 29, 2013

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    November 24, 2013

    How Giving Thanks Can Bring Perspective At Work

    What Are You Thankful For?

    Most people look forward to Thanksgiving as the kickoff to the holiday season, the festivities and the perspective we tend to gain by being thoughtful about the blessings we have in our lives. Family and friendships, the world around us, we absorb it, we appreciate it, we see the good in each and every aspect.  The mental state we create is a choice. We choose to acknowledge the good over the bad during this time of year. Maybe this year we can choose to extend that acknowledgement to our employees,...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on November 24, 2013

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    November 3, 2013

    Developing An Emotionally Intelligent Organization

    Breaking Down EQ Barriers By 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 Leadership & Teambuilding on November 3, 2013

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    September 8, 2013

    The Single Most Important Management Tool to Grow Your Business

    Is your organization ready to succeed?

    What is the most important management tool?  Good question, I’m glad you asked.  First let’s define Why it’s important to you and every other Manager or Leader interested in growing, fixing, or changing their bottom line results.  No matter what you are trying to achieve in your business, the best strategy in the world is completely ineffective without the ability to implement it effectively.   Business leaders get stuck defining the best strategy for their...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on September 8, 2013

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    August 9, 2013

    Marketing 101 With A Twist…Making It Effective - Podcast

    6 Benchmarks Every Marketer & Every Company Must Achieve

    Effective Marketing Means…spend the least amount of money to convert the greatest amount of sustainable revenue in the shortest amount of time.  That’s the twist on Marketing 101…Making It Effective.  You can do this by creating a cross-functional, integrated approach within your company.   Here are 6 benchmarks every Marketer & Every Company Must Achieve to Make Their Marketing Efforts Effective.   Presenter: Lisa Woods Length: 8...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Marketing & Innovation on August 9, 2013

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    August 6, 2013

    4 Essential Skills For Leaders, Managers & High Potentials: Workbook

    Are you setting yourself up for success?

      Use this workbook to assess your skills and be proactive about developing the skillset of successful professionals.   4 Essential Skills for Leaders, Managers & High Potentials It's a workbook and management tool for individual and team development.   Included in this book... A Self-Assessment Quiz to use on yourself and your team 100+ Actions you can take to improve your skills, and the skills of your employees A workbook to track your success & facilitate...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development Tools on August 6, 2013

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    August 6, 2013

    Emotional Intelligence In the Workplace: Template

    Learn To Develop Emotional Intelligence In Yourself & Your Team

    Emotional Intelligence is the ability to create a balance between knowing what you don’t know and that what you do know can be improved.  It also means you have the ability to see the same knowledge and balance in others; teaching them how to be aware and create a good balance for themselves.  In the workplace, Emotional intelligence will help you grow personally and professionally by developing it in yourself and teaching it to those around you. Here is a template you can use develop...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development Tools on August 6, 2013

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