5 STEPS TO ESTABLISH TRUST WITH YOUR TEAM

Establishing trust with your team is the first step to creating a high performing, positive team that thrives on success. Trust is inadvertently linked to credibility, and leaders absolutely must build credibility with their team in order to lead and manage well.

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SUCCESS IS WHO YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH

Basic business advice 101 is to surround yourself with good people. This makes sense. Growing a business is hard and it’s not for the faint-hearted; many people fail. You need the right people in your corner, fighting with and for you.

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OVER-COMPLICATED ROLES ARE KILLING YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS

Here’s a question: what are you growing your business around? We’re not talking about KPIs or long-term revenue goals here—we’re talking about the difference between growing a business around your current employees versus growing it around defined roles.

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HOW SMART STRATEGY CAN RECESSION-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS

Say the word “recession” around a business leader, and watch their expression fall. The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 left its stain on many companies, and the ripples of a long-term recession environment continue to be felt in many industries.

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CONTINGENCY PLANNING IN YOUR BUSINESS

When we create a contingency plan, we’re trying to plan against an unexpected event impacting the market share, financial health or image of a company. It’s vital to be prepared should something happen, so that your company can quickly pivot and recover.

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STOP MAKING THESE 8 COMMON MANAGEMENT MISTAKES

Being able to manage your people to success is key to making your business more profitable and a place where employees want to stay on. Easier said than done, as a great manager is made up of so many factors. Being able to negotiate difficult meetings and one-on-one conversations are certainly two of these.

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5 WAYS TO RE-ENGAGE OLD CLIENTS AND CUSTOMERS

Businesses tend to focus their attention on the acquisition stage of the customer lifecycle. But retention and re-engagement are perhaps even more important with economic pressures shrinking your potential market.

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FIVE LEADERSHIP QUALITIES THAT HELP YOUR COMPANY SUCCEED

Since human beings first walked upon the earth, there have been men and women who’ve stood out, who have gathered others around them to conquer new territory, to pioneer new technology, to spread new ideas far and wide. These leaders have achieved great things by bringing together talented people and inspiring them to do amazing things.

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10 POWERFUL QUESTIONS TO MAKE YOUR MEETINGS MORE EFFECTIVE

Meetings, and especially one-on-one meetings, have the habit of being ineffective. People talking about their weekends instead of the work at hand, doing most of the talking instead of actively listening to what is being sent, allowing interruptions,  all add up to unproductive meetings. As a manager, you more than anyone else, have to work to make […]

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THE SECRET FORMULA TO STRATEGY EXECUTION SUCCESS

There’s a formula out there that could be the key to executing your strategy with a minimum of roadblocks and a maximum of success—and it’s simpler than you might think. Success in your business, or in life in general, is based on two simple factors: how clear your intentions are, multiplied by the attention that […]

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6 TIPS FOR STREAMLINING BUSINESS PROCESSES TO IMPROVE PROFIT

Every day, your staff use hundreds of difficult processes in order to conduct the core business of your company. This could include time-tracking, sending estimates, storing lead information, or logging support tickets. And while these processes are required to keep the company functioning and the data stored in an appropriate way, they are not in […]

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