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    November 13, 2018

    Do Your Part To Help Our Veterans Succeed

    Management Advice From Veterans Who Made The Corporate Transition

    Here is a great article that we like to remind all leaders and managers about each year.   Many private sector companies actively seek out Ex-Military Officers to fill employment opportunities. They hire them into their leadership programs and management positions with a great deal of confidence that they will bring a unique skill set and accelerated management experience to strengthen their organization. These individuals can walk into a leadership or management role, learn quickly, make decisions...Continue reading

    By Dan WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on November 13, 2018

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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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    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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    May 9, 2017

    Effective Management Is A Choice

    What Type of Manager Do You Choose to Be?

    When studying management or leadership, you’ll probably learn about Six Management Styles, when to use them, when not to use them. You may even participate in a DISC personality assessment to determine where your natural management temperament falls and how well you are able to adapt your temperament to challenging workplace situations. Both are very useful management assessment tools. They help to understand your potential, uncover strengths to develop, as well as weaknesses to overcome throughout...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on May 9, 2017

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    October 20, 2016

    Cross Functional Skills Benefit Employees & The Bottom Line

    Valuable skills that trump personality.

    Sometimes we enjoy working with others, sometimes…not so much. It’s human nature to rely on a personal exchange in order to get along with people & work cohesively. Simply put however, personal exchanges are not enough to elevate an individual’s career, nor bring substantial value to the bottom line. Here’s why: Business actions, simple or complex, can become personality struggles when a professional connection does not exist.  Those personal exchanges we rely on...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on October 20, 2016

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    October 6, 2015

    Crafting a Successful Business Strategy vs. Committing to One

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

    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 October 6, 2015

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    March 25, 2015

    Are you getting the most out of your leadership?

    Now is the time for your leadership to step up and help you.

    When you are a manager or a leader for the first time, there is so much emphasis put on how you will lead your team.  What are you doing to engage and empower your employees?  How are you managing your budget?  Is the work getting done?  How do you manage your time?  How do you plan for vacation and sick leave?   Those are all very important as you ramp up and continue your journey as a leader.  However, I have a different question for you today.   Are you...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on March 25, 2015

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    March 10, 2015

    Emotional Intelligence as a New Leader

    4 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

    Many studies have been performed showing us that your EQ (Emotional Quotient) is a better predictor for your success in business and life than your IQ.  What we have also found over the years is that you can work to grow your EQ over time.  Your Emotional Intelligence as a new leader gets tested almost immediately.  Continuing to work on improving not only your Emotional Intelligence, but the EI of your team will greatly improve the results of your team.   One client of mine had begun...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on March 10, 2015

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    February 27, 2015

    3 Easy Steps to Create a Communication Plan

    How much is the right amount of communication?

    When we move into leadership roles or as teams change, the biggest struggle is often figuring out how to communicate with each other.  We all know that we should communicate more.  We all know how important communication is to have a successful team.  Yet, somehow good communication seems to elude even the most seasoned leaders.   As a new leader, you will definitely succeed faster the sooner you have communication flowing on your new team.  Through working with clients and in my...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on February 27, 2015

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    February 22, 2015

    Interim Executives Can Create Value

    The Right Interim for the Job

    As businesses work daily to align their products and services to fulfill the needs and expectations of its customers, frequently circumstances surface that initiate corrective or “interim” actions. In most instances, these actions are directed at a specific issue and generally drawn from past experiences. In any event, interim solutions are meant to address, fix and enhance overall customer service thereby creating value for the customer and ultimately the company.   However, when the...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on February 22, 2015

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