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    June 16, 2013

    6 Approaches to Problem Solving For You & Your Team

    Make your team’s problem solving strategy a competitive advantage.

    Your ability to solve problems impacts success in life, 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 is an opportunity to move forward, rather than mitigate a setback.  If you approach it in that light,...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on June 16, 2013

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    June 9, 2013

    7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Leaders

    Learn how to build your brain to last for the long haul.

    By Christina Haxton, Speaker, Author & Executive Coach, Sustainable Leadership, Inc. Your brain is not designed to hold ideas, your brain is designed to have ideas.” – Robert Allen, ‘Getting Things Done”   Because you are paid to think, to prioritize, to make the right decisions quickly … if you are a senior manager, your brain is your greatest asset.  Especially if you want avoid burning up or burning out in your career.    An...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Professional Development on June 9, 2013

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    June 2, 2013

    4 Essential Skills for Leaders, Managers & High Potentials

    A Must Have for Individual & Team Development

    It does not matter if you are a company President, Operations Leader, Customer Service Representative, Sales & Marketing Director or “name your title”…the need for continuous self improvement is universal.  Successful individuals make a proactive effort to continuously develop four Essential Skills to create a combined ability to:   1. Lead 2. Manage 3. Perform In Their Job 4. Communicate Effectively   This 4-pronged skillset applies to your job, no matter what...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on June 2, 2013

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    May 28, 2013

    International Business: Dealing With Corruption When It’s The Norm

    6 Tips To Balancing Ethical Obligations With Realistic Expectations

    By Debbie Nicol, Managing Director, 'business en motion" There are international assignments and then there are INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS! You may well ask – what could be the difference? Corruption is most certainly one of those differentiating factors that can truly test a manager in a new culture.  The problem for you is that these practices, although they go against every legal and ethical standard you personally live by, are acceptable and competitive practices in your new...Continue reading

    By Debbie NicolPosted in International Management on May 28, 2013

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    May 21, 2013

    Managing Your Former Coworkers

    Consider if you are changing the culture of your team.

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting Unless you work for a large organization, more often than not you were promoted into your leadership position from within your team.  You have now gone from co-worker, colleague, and confidant to the boss.  No matter how well you get along with your teammates, how much they wanted you to be the boss, or how good of friends you are outside of work, something changes when you become the manager or supervisor.   The...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on May 21, 2013

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    May 12, 2013

    The Difference Between Price & Value: Create A Profitable Balance

    Learn to close more sales without discounting price.

    By Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions It is imperative that every professional seller understand the difference between price and value. Many do not. Instead, sellers often use these words interchangeably. They use words like “value” to signify the cost of an item. This blurs the lines between value and cost or investment.   When value and price are thought to be one and the same, the inevitable result is that value gets diluted.The other components of...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Sales & Business Development on May 12, 2013

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    May 5, 2013

    Managing Risk Through Effective Project Management

    The Service Industry’s Approach to Managing Risk

    By David Shaffer, Business Advisor & Executive Coach, David Shaffer Consulting LLC Over the past 20 plus years of working with clients in multiple industries, a common concern at the executive level repeatedly finds its way into discussions. How do we manage risk while striving to push our organization to maximize its performance and at the same time assure there is no significant impact in customer service and quality? Interestingly, this is a similar question that is addressed by the investment...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on May 5, 2013

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    May 3, 2013

    Best In Class Sourcing: 5 Actions That Put Your Money to Work

    What Happened to Strategic Profit Building?

    In today’s economic environment companies must take control of how their money is being put to work.  Although many believe they are already doing this by slicing headcount, restricting or eliminating bonuses and cutting operational costs, these short term cost cutting initiatives are just that, short term.  They generate profits but often lead to damage over the medium and long term because they lack the strategic focus needed to generate real revenue growth.   The Pros & Cons...Continue reading

    By Julie BrignacPosted in Purchasing & Supply Chain on May 3, 2013

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    April 30, 2013

    3 Tips For Integrating Corporate Culture Into Developing Nations

    How does your leadership approach change from country to country?

    By Debbie Nicol, Managing Director, 'business en motion" Developing nations are just that – developing!  Similar to a child, as he or she develops, time is spent gathering information, experiencing different perspectives, receiving guidance, strengthening foundations and making choices that will provide a road to their desired future. This process is no different for developing nations.  International organizations must take all of this into consideration when they establish...Continue reading

    By Debbie NicolPosted in International Management on April 30, 2013

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    April 29, 2013

    Bridge The Gap Between Employee Needs & Employer Expectations

    Do You Lack The Tools & Resources To Do Your Job Effectively?

    From time to time we survey business professionals regarding challenges they face.  One of the most common responses is that they lack the tools & resources to do their jobs effectively.  This struggle spans all job levels and departmental functions, and most definitely impacts your own organization, possibly starting with you.  So what can you do to personally overcome this obstacle, and what can you as a manager or business leader do to proactively use this challenge as an opportunity...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on April 29, 2013

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