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    Lisa Woods

    President & CEO, ManagingAmericans.com

    Lisa Woods President ManagingAmericans.com   Biography   With more than 20 years experience leading, managing and driving growth in the corporate world, today Lisa utilizes her experience with integration techniques, organizational and cultural overhauls, financial turnarounds and strategic revitalization to help other companies succeed.     "I partner with business leaders to understand their vision, identify internal and external roadblocks, define a practical strategic path...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Business Management on July 20, 2013

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    How & When to Ask For a Promotion (or Raise) at Work

    A guide for employees, managers and human resource professionals: Learn to mitigate the “Promotion Disconnect”.

    In an ideal world companies would use promotions as a means of motivating employees, incentivizing high performers and securing workplace loyalty.  But the reality is far different.  Unfortunately promotions are too often given to fill vacant positions, and loyal, consistent performers are overlooked because there is no need to make changes…they will continue to do great where they are.  Employees and their Managers don’t always see eye to eye on the subject.  This is what...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in New Employee, Promotion on December 11, 2012

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    Top 10 Mistakes Transitioned Military Officers Make in Their New Private Careers

    Learn from those who transitioned before you!

    1.   I know it all - You have been taught to maintain a “command presence” and be in charge at all times which includes showing zero hesitation or doubt in leadership decisions even if all the details are not clear to you.  In the world you come from this embodies leadership and confidence to accomplish the mission.  However, in the private sector, this comes across as a “know it all”.  You must be willing to embrace that you are in a new world and be open...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Military Officer Transition on June 8, 2012

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    Marketing 101 With A Twist…Making It Effective

    6 Benchmarks Every Marketer & Every Company Must Achieve

    There are so many options when it comes to marketing these days; knowing where to focus can be overwhelming.  Create the Strategy…Choose the Tools…Implement the Plan is no longer going to cut it in today’s competitive environment.  Today’s expertise is more centered on the ability to connect over a longer period of time, mine data and convert it into revenue.  But from my perspective, no matter what type of marketing you use, there are some fundamentals that make...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Marketing & Innovation on January 25, 2013

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    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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    Top 15 Leadership, Management & Team Building Retreats in the US - 2013

    Offsite Meeting Checklist & Guide to Effective Meeting Management

    Offsite meetings can provide a cost effective way to bring several benefits to your organization, and team, if you know how to take full advantage of them through choice of venue, proper planning, execution and event follow-up.  At ManagingAmericans.com we believe the right venue provides the ability to keep your group focused on creativity, teamwork & generating better business results once they return to work.  There are many beautiful, relaxing and luxurious meeting locations across the...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on February 6, 2013

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    Top 3 Ways To Improve Profits Without Increasing Revenue

    Are Cost Cuts & Efficiency Gains the Same Thing? Where Should You Focus?

    There is a lot of debate these days about the value or damage arbitrary cost cutting can bring to an organization.  The reality is that many businesses are faced with this decision due to rising costs and decreased revenues.  So what is the best way to create a rebalancing of your business that allows you to grow, while surviving in today’s market?   The answer is not simply stated, but it can be simply mastered by leadership that educates and sets the parameters for efficiency...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on February 24, 2013

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    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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    Eight Actions Anyone Can Take to Influence a Team’s Success

    Are your team meetings a waste of everyone’s time? Do your employees think they are?

    We've all had the unfortunate experience of spending our day tied up in unproductive meetings.  So what are you doing to ensure you don’t waste your time or the time of others?  It does not matter whether you are a VP, Team Leader, have an MBA, or none of the above, because the power of influence transcends titles and educational backgrounds.  It is a reflection of ones ability to communicate, be understood and inspire actions in others.  So let’s focus on improving your...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on May 22, 2012

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    Six Actions Small Business Owners Should Take Before, During, & After Start-up

    You Want To Start Your Own Business...Now What?

    Here are six areas to focus your efforts as a small business owner, whether you are planning to start your business or already own it. You don't have to be an expert on day one.  The challenge is to continue to develop these skills and incorporate them into your business strategy.  Over time, your positive results will reflect your efforts.    Develop your sales and marketing skills. You can have a fantastic business idea, but if you do not know how to get the word out to potential...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Small Business on November 26, 2012

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