Blogs

Be Ruthless And Focussed - Time Management Tips

Date Posted: 
2 March 2015 - 1:15pm

By Nick James Smith: 

What is there not enough time for? Lots of people claim to not have enough time but I suspect what they want extra hours for will be as different as the individuals. What else would you like to get done? What is falling by the wayside because the minutes have already been spent on other things? This article talks about managing time better, in order to be more efficient, effective and productive so that you can do more of what you really want.

Flexibility Is The Key To Negotiating The Deal That You Want

Date Posted: 
23 February 2015 - 11:00am

By Dr. Jim Anderson: 

Our goal when entering into a negotiation with anyone is to be able to walk away with the best deal possible. Just exactly how to get from the beginning of a negotiation to that deal no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used is what we don't always understand. This is exactly where being flexible comes into play.

How To Turn Your To-Dos Into Friends

Date Posted: 
21 February 2015 - 3:15pm

By Margie Beiswanger: 

The key to mastering your to-do list is knowing how to structure your time. This simple reframe will help you move from overwhelm to 'over and done' by viewing your to-do list as if it were a group of friends.

How Do You Do? 7 Ways to Make a Good First Impression

Date Posted: 
13 February 2015 - 11:00am

By Shirley Taylor: 

We've all seen those people coming in for an interview with a stain on his shirt or a run in her pantyhose. Gross, right? You would never do that, would you? Of course not. We certainly know of the major factors that can help make a good first impression. They include those issues we are all taught, like dressing appropriately, having good hygiene, and being on time.

Designing Organization Habits for Success

Date Posted: 
11 February 2015 - 6:15am

By Geok Chwee Ong: 

Organization habits are powerful tools for success. Leaders have to carefully pick and design habits that they want the organization to cultivate. These are the foundation of organization culture.

How to Pitch Your Unusual Product or Service

Date Posted: 
4 February 2015 - 2:30pm

By Carolyn Cohn: 

When it comes to promoting (and eventually selling) your product or service, you must understand that you need a story in order to establish a human connection. If the product and/or service that you are trying to sell is unusual or complex, you will really need to have an approach that is buttoned down.

Develop the One Trait You Can't Succeed Without

Date Posted: 
4 February 2015 - 12:00pm

By Devin Hughes: 

You know you can succeed and you do believe in yourself. You know, but not without a doubt, that you will achieve your goals.

5 Fear Based Emotions That Destroy People

Date Posted: 
4 February 2015 - 11:30am

By Chris Doe Ford: 

Let's face it. There are only two ways to approach life. You either honor the fears in your life, or you love your life.

The Incredible Power of Optimism in Leadership

Date Posted: 
28 January 2015 - 5:00pm

By Mark R Stephens: 

We've all had those days when the world seems to be against us and everything we do turns to dust. The last person we may want to meet is the eternal optimist who believes everything is rosy when all we need is a sympathetic ear to moan into. But in truth, the optimist is really what we need. Because things are rarely as bad as they seem. And it has been proven that optimists get better results. So what exactly is the value of optimism in leadership?

Focus on Your Vision Not Your Circumstances

Date Posted: 
27 January 2015 - 1:30pm

By Chris Doe Ford: 

I have been very fortunate as far as my health is concerned. I exercise, eat right, and refuse to take medication or visit clinics or hospitals (unless absolutely necessary). My father on the other hand was not so fortunate. He passed away from throat cancer at the ripe age of 83.

Organizational Culture - Service Industry

Date Posted: 
20 January 2015 - 2:30pm

By Chris Sitzman: 

One of the most underrated aspects of making a business successful is the importance of the organizational culture. The culture is built on the shared values, beliefs, and principles of individuals within the organization. Instead of focusing on building a strong, sustainable culture organizations are more concerned with cutting costs.

Communication Skills - More Than Talking The Talk

Date Posted: 
17 January 2015 - 9:15am

By Dani Johnson: 

You've probably heard the saying "communication is key." And nothing more true has been said! Effective communication is absolutely essential to every relationship in your life, whether it's in business, at work, or in your family. Right now, let's focus on just one of these areas: Communication in the workplace.

The Benefits of Defining Your Sales Process

Date Posted: 
15 January 2015 - 12:15pm

By Kathryn McDowell: 

Identifying the sales process is one of the first steps to success. Even pros use a sales process and with proper sales training your employees can be more successful and in turn your business will profit.

The Most Important Reason Not to Fear Resistance

Date Posted: 
9 January 2015 - 12:45pm

By Kevin Eikenberry: 

Here are three reasons leaders shouldn't fear resistance, but rather use it to propel themselves even closer to their goals. As a leader, you must have your eye on the future. So remember that resistance is naturally occurring when change is suggested.

Let's Talk About Organizational Change Management

Date Posted: 
7 January 2015 - 6:30pm

By Nina Segura: 

When leading change I have many conversations. Often they are with other people! I am so glad that you are joining the conversation. The more we talk about the change the easier it becomes. This guide was developed to support you in gaining the clarity, confidence and plans you need to successfully navigate your organization through the process of change. The Change Curve, is based on the research of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross and addresses the normal emotional process individuals and companies experience during change. Understanding our own emotions and the emotions of others related to change is as important as understanding the business justification for the change. Further, we want to remind you that change is messy. Even though change is not a linear or a "check-the-box" process, our goal is to lead a history of positive change. So it is helpful along the way to engage your personal

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