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    January 7, 2013

    8 Simple Steps to Streamline Your Process, Increase Profits & Customer Loyalty

    In order to reduce the chaos in your organization you need to know where it exists…so do you?

    Within any organization there is constant movement: people come and go, management changes, ideas and work processes get updated.  In addition to internal flows, external factors ‘poke’ at the organization forcing reactions that may or may not be streamlined into existing processes: technology advancements, increased customer expectations, supplier demands, market competition.  Chaos is the reality of most organizations, but they don’t realize it until the bottom line suffers;...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on January 7, 2013

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    December 28, 2012

    How To Budget And Forecast

    Business Plans, Budgets & Forecasts: A How To Guide For Your Organization

    Is your head spinning from all the stress & time spent on business plans, forecasts and budgets?  Remember, planning is not a science…it’s an exercise…that should refresh you, keep you agile, and make you feel in control of your destiny!  Is that how you feel?  As we enter into this year’s budget and forecast season, try to challenge yourself and your team to become more efficient and to create better standards for planning and budgeting.  In turn, you will...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on December 28, 2012

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    December 12, 2012

    Reflect on 2012 to Create a Stronger 2013

    What does your company do to start the year off energized & engaged?

    By Gina Fedeli, President GCF Consulting, Inc. With the end of the year approaching, it’s an ideal time to review 2012’s accomplishments and to plan for 2013. It’s a chance to celebrate achievements and to reinforce the behavior that made them possible.  It’s also an opportunity to evaluate the year’s mistakes so that they can be avoided in the future.   In addition to developing high-level business goals for 2013, assess the company’s mission and...Continue reading

    By Gina FedeliPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on December 12, 2012

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    December 6, 2012

    Improving Your Odds for a Successful CRM and IT Strategy

    Learn to create the required balance between strategic planning, processes & people.

    By David Shaffer, Business Advisor & Executive Coach, David Shaffer Consulting LLC The overall mission of business today, as it was yesterday, and undoubtedly will be tomorrow, is to maximize customer service. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is the foundation of business success, but giving the customer what he or she wants, when & how he or she wants it, without compromise, remains a daunting task. Technology offers integrated solutions to CRM, however with the expanded use of...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on December 6, 2012

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    October 24, 2012

    Taking The Mystery Out Of Acquisitions

    Understanding Due Diligence: the impact it has on decision-making, and on employees.

    By David Shaffer, Business Advisor & Executive Coach, David Shaffer Consulting LLC When word surfaces that your company is a potential target for acquisition, or that you are targeting another company for acquisition, rumors typically start to fly. For many employees the unknown leads to fear, concern, and the inevitable question of what will happen both to the company and more importantly to “Me”.  Fear stems from employees believing that acquisitions are synonymous with a...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on October 24, 2012

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    September 13, 2012

    Communication Essentials For Executives and General Managers

    Are you an Effective Communicator (Leader)?

    Leading others is a great responsibility because your entire organization is waiting to hear what you have to say so they can act in accordance with your direction.  Success or failure is based on two basic criteria: The viability of your strategy, and your ability to communicate effectively.  Effective Communication means your message must resonate, must be understood, must be continuous, and must fully disseminate through all levels of the organization in order for everyone to take part and...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on September 13, 2012

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    July 8, 2012

    Develop Nine Essential Skills To Lead Without Authority

    Do you seek out opportunities to practice your leadership skills?

    No matter what position you hold in your company, you have the opportunity to be a leader, influence others, solve problems for those around you and become an expert resource for your organization or team.  If you can cultivate these leadership opportunities in your organization and in your life, your career will increase its potential to grow.  When you don’t take advantage of these opportunities, your career has a much greater likelihood of staying stagnant.  The ability to lead...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on July 8, 2012

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    June 28, 2012

    Seven Steps to Improving Your Department’s Culture

    Do you want to change the way your team does business?

    There are many philosophies out there on corporate culture.  Some say that it needs to be cultivated over time, but there are ways you can influence your corporate culture by leading change.  Culture is perceived.  That means that if you change perception, you can change culture.  Here are seven steps to improving your department’s culture.   Step One:  Define how your department is currently perceived internally (by each member of your department), by other...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on June 28, 2012

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    June 21, 2012

    Understand The Role You Play In Leadership

    Do you always know which decision is the right decision?

    A True Leader Knows There Is No Right Answer….and finds strength in that. There are many traits that define leadership, but one that stands out is the ability to know there is no right way of doing something.  When at a crossroads with a choice of going straight, left, right, staying put or turning around…how do you make that decision?  Do you see all of your options?  Do you get overwhelmed? Is one choice better than the other?  Is one right and are the others...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on June 21, 2012

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    June 20, 2012

    The Benefits of Team Building and Offsite Meetings

    Is your conference room the right place for team building?

    It is human nature to have a positive correlation between an individual’s motivation and their productivity.   Taking it a step further, a group of motivated individuals can make a productive & creative team which can build better strategies, collaborate better for smoother implementations, develop more innovative products and services and participate in a better work life balance because the stress of everyone out for themselves diminishes.   So how do you motivate your team...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on June 20, 2012

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