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    September 22, 2013

    React or Respond? For Goodness Sake, Choose Respond!

    Four Components of "Whole Communication"

    Instructions to create messages that destroy value: Open mouth, insert foot.  Instructions to create positive messages that create value: Open mind, open mouth.   I know the former sounds familiar to you.  Have you ever thought about the latter?  That’s the difference between REACTING and RESPONDING.  Responding takes a little time to plan and process, reacting takes no time at all.  Just feel free to pop off!   I’d be realistic and reduce my...Continue reading

    By Sherri PetroPosted in Communication Skills on September 22, 2013

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    September 19, 2013

    7 Steps You Can Take to Make Your Team More Productive

    What Works for Your Team?

    As a first time manager, you have a lot to learn about leading and managing your team.  A LOT.  Unfortunately, the one thing I see new managers overlooking time and time again is that you have a whole team to help you in that process.  The team knows the work that is being done, the work that needs to be done, what works and what doesn’t.     When I became a manager for the first time, I wanted to do everything right.  I wanted to hold the right meetings, the right...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on September 19, 2013

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    September 15, 2013

    The Keys To Getting Full Team Alignment

    Move your team forward in the most effective & efficient way possible.

    "I have issues with my subordinates who don't act on agreed to decisions. Sometimes I have to follow up a couple of times before the task is completed. This is very frustrating and I have been tempted to jump in and do the task myself. I have spoken to them about my expectations, however I do not see much of an improvement."    Does the above scenario feel familiar? As a leader, you can create greater results by more effectively aligning each team member. Strong leaders understand the need to...Continue reading

    By Jayne JenkinsPosted in Management on September 15, 2013

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    September 5, 2013

    Value, Value Added and Value Creation

    Empowered buyers appreciate sellers who deliver value-Be that seller.

    It used to be enough for a seller to deliver on the value that mattered most to the buyer. If a buyer expressed a preference for “made in the USA” and the seller had products manufactured in America, the value was recognized and the solution was sufficient. As competitive pressures increased, marketers began adding value to incentivize buyers. In addition to meeting preferences like “made in America,” companies began offering added value, everything from the old S&H Green...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Sales & Business Development on September 5, 2013

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    September 4, 2013

    Get ‘Em Onboard: Engage Employees by Being Real

    Creating a Communication Strategy that Engages Employees

    Much is being bandied about on how to best engage employees. We have employers who want engaged employees and employees who want to be engaged. From the employer side, research shows us engaged employees lead to better results. Kenexa reports that engaged companies have five times higher shareholder returns over five years. From the employee side, one of the many insights in a Towers Perrin 2009 report is that employees want to give more.     Okay, then. We have both sides wanting the same...Continue reading

    By Sherri PetroPosted in Communication Skills on September 4, 2013

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    September 2, 2013

    What Matters More: the Right Results or the Right Way?

    Use This Decision Model As A Way To Think About Your Job

    As a front-line supervisor, your job was to deliver results. You were measured by and rewarded for performance. No matter what job function you were managing, your priority was to get the job done on time, under budget and in accordance with the quality standards set.    As you ascend the career ladder, you have increasingly greater degrees of responsibility for results. Once upon a time, your accountability as a crew foreman was to make sure the 6-8 members of your crew performed. That’s...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Management on September 2, 2013

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    August 22, 2013

    Leading Through Crisis: Are You Coping Or Leading With Courage?

    5 “Pause Practices” To Help Ensure Decisions & Values Align

    Leading or Managing during times of crisis requires the ability to make tough decisions.  The question is how do you know you are making the best decisions for you and your business? It’s a falsity to think that making quick decisions under pressure is the sign of a great leader.  On the contrary, decisions we make while in crisis mode are often triggered by fear instead of sound strategy.  Stepping back and pausing under pressure a great way to ensure your decisions are sound. ...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on August 22, 2013

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    August 18, 2013

    7 Things Very Effective People STOP Doing

    Productivity At Work - Are You A Fast Hamster?

    Do you feel fulfilled and accomplished at the end of the day? Or are you more often frustrated over what you did not get done? When no matter how much you do still feels like you haven’t done enough, it can become overwhelming and sometimes physically exhausting, a little like a hamster on a wheel. Well, we know there is much more to you than that, however this is a common feeling shared by many business leaders.   It’s not productive and doesn't make the most of our time and...Continue reading

    By Jayne JenkinsPosted in Professional Development on August 18, 2013

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    August 11, 2013

    Leadership Presence: 3 Behaviors People Gravitate Toward

    Do You Show Up As a Leader?

    When people ask me how they can make others see them as a leader, I think of the classic children’s story The Emperor’s New Clothes. That’s the one where the vain emperor is duped into believing his clothing has been woven from the finest (invisible!) fabrics and threads. He proudly parades through town wearing these elegant new (invisible!) clothes, unaware that he is wearing absolutely nothing.   Being a leader is often misunderstood in this same way. People mistakenly believe if...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on August 11, 2013

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    August 9, 2013

    How True Leaders Demonstrate Unwavering Integrity

    Checklist & Action Plan for Making Decisions With Integrity

    The dictionary defines integrity as a firm adherence to a code of especially moral and ethical principles demonstrating a soundness of character and honesty. The question: are these the first words that come to mind when thinking of corporate, business or political leaders? Ken Stinson, former CEO, private equity principal and member of multiple corporate boards had the following to say at a corporate meeting several years ago,   “Real life temptations are not always so clear-cut. They more...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on August 9, 2013

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