Leadership

boy scout

Be prepared: Selling your company like a boy scout

Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc. Selling a business might be a CEO’s end-game, a forced necessity, or an opportunity presented unexpectedly, yet proper forethought and preparation is just as crucial here as it is in day-to-day operations. Selling your business is always emotional, but it doesn’t have to
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prevention

In growing a valuable business, prevention is better than cure

Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc. To grow a valuable business – one you can sell – you need to set up your company so that it is no longer reliant on you. This can be easier said than done, especially when, like a PR consultant or plumber, what
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Employee engagement

Why increasing employee engagement should be a strategic priority

Thought Leadership on Recruiting and Retention presented by Vector Talent Resources. According to Gallup’s latest State of the American Workplace Report, only 33 percent of employees are engaged in their job. Slightly more than half of employees (51 percent) say they are actively looking for a new job or watching for openings,
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intrapreneurship

Understanding the rise of intrapreneurship

Thought Leadership presented by The Learning House, Inc. By Tricia Hussung The term “intrapreneurship” refers to new ventures spearheaded within a larger organization. As the millennial generation enters the workforce with new ideas and an unfettered drive to succeed, intrapreneurship is on the rise as a way to channel innovation
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Jargon

The history and impact of business jargon

Thought Leadership presented by The Learning House, Inc. By Brian Neese  “Transformation,” “disruption” and “millennials” topped a 2015 survey of business jargon terms workers are sick of hearing. Unfortunately, these are just the latest entries in corporate speak, joining “low-hanging fruit,” “touch base,” “bandwidth” and “innovation.” Business jargon, or specialized
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retirement

The Trump administration is considering changes that could impact retirement investors

Thought Leadership on Business Ideas for Growth Companies and Growth Consultants presented by Cerini and Associates LLP. On February 3, 2017, President Donald Trump called into review the new Fiduciary Rule, a rule whose effect would expand the definition of those considered a fiduciary, a term carefully defined under the Employee Retirement
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IRS

The IRS has revealed a new compliance campaign. Here’s what you need to know.

Thought Leadership on Business Ideas for Growth Companies and Growth Consultants presented by Cerini and Associates LLP. On February 1, 2017 the IRS Large Business & International (LB&I) Division announced a new compliance campaign. This campaign is focusing more on an issue basis, focusing on areas the IRS has deemed to be
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culture

Company culture matters — here’s what employees expect of you

Thought Leadership presented by Sequoia Holdings. By Richard Stroupe Jr., CEO, Sequoia Holdings Inc. In the middle of the recent economic headwinds we have all read about (e.g. tax cliff, sequester, debt ceiling, rising healthcare costs, etc.), businesses both large and small have resorted to layoffs, cut-backs and compensation reductions to
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People issues? 5 actions to take

Thought Leadership on an Execution Planning presented by GetBusinessMomentum. “The problem is always PEOPLE!” Dean Harrington, CEO of Shamrock Financial, made that clear in a recent conversation I had with him and Colleen Ferrary, CEO of Small Business USA. So how do we — owners and CEOs of entrepreneurial small-to-midsized businesses —
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strategy

Why customers shouldn’t always come first

Thought Leadership presented by McDonell Consulting & Development This is an important time of the year to make sure that your business, and most importantly your employees, are set up for success. When prioritizing where to start planning, allow me to recommend the Four S’s as a way to think
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Customer service

The New Gordian Leadership Perspective, part 4: Leaders ignore customer feedback at their own risk

Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. This article illustrates how leaders who do not adapt their performance to customer feedback expose their companies and their own careers to risks. Longevity of high performance, along with customer satisfaction, can be achieved if leaders will enable their organizations (and themselves!) to adapt
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Trump tax

What a Trump presidency could mean for your taxes

Thought Leadership on Business Ideas for Growth Companies and Growth Consultants presented by Cerini and Associates LLP. On Nov. 8th, 2016, the U.S. elected Donald Trump as the 45th president of the U.S. A major focus of this election season has been taxes — both Trump's refusal to release his personal returns and
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brains

Want to change your organizational culture? Great leaders rewire brains

Thought Leadership on The Neuroscience Of Leadership presented by Zero Point Leadership. Stuck in the past Organizational culture includes values and beliefs that are deeply embedded in an organization’s psyche. Although culture provides a stabilizing effect in organizational life, it has a powerful influence on perpetuating the status quo. Layered
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recruitment

How to eliminate robotic recruitment

Thought Leadership on Recruiting and Retention presented by Vector Talent Resources. Rapid technology growth is causing significant waves in talent acquisition, with many recruitment professionals questioning how long it is until they’re replaced by robots. Rather than viewing technology as a replacement, we like to see it as a complement to many
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accounting and preparation

Looking toward the future: Accounting and preparation

Thought Leadership on an Execution Planning presented by GetBusinessMomentum. Since times immemorial, organizations have implemented an annual cycle. This has included full cultures, groups, communities, and more recently, businesses. We prepare each cycle by accounting, taking stock, by preparing, by planning. There are two themes for this period: accounting and preparation. They are different, yet interdependent. Because
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decision

Get off the fence: How to make the right decision now

Thought Leadership on Measurable Growth Strategies presented by Anavo Transformation Solutions LLC. A CEO's job is never done. We are relied upon to have all the answers, but quite frankly, there are times when we just simply don't have them. In those moments, what do we do? More often than not, we
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exit

Preparing for the unthinkable: Your exit

Thought Leadership on Measurable Growth Strategies presented by Anavo Transformation Solutions LLC. I just learned of the loss of an amazing leader, resource and icon in the GovCon industry. Willie Davis was the master connector and loved helping build business within the community. He didn’t know this, but he was one of
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networking

7 steps to effective networking, even if you hate it

Thought Leadership on Measurable Growth Strategies presented by Anavo Transformation Solutions LLC. I hate networking There. I said it. However, just like you, It’s been drilled in my head that it must be done in order to grow my business. I will say, however, over the past 19 years, I’ve gotten quite comfortable
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LEGOs

What LEGOs taught me about software development

Thought Leadership presented by Sequoia Holdings. Many hours of my childhood was spent playing with LEGOs. I would build model after model, only to tear them apart and rebuild something new. My family had two large tubs filled to the brim with them. Some of them were inherited from as far
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gordian leadership perspective

The New Gordian Leadership Perspective, part 3: What secret for longevity of leadership success do GI Joe, Jack Welch and Jeff Bezos share?

Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. This article identifies self-awareness as a leader's most important asset, describes how it empowers a leader to perform at maximum effectiveness and enables longevity of high performance. G.I. Joe has been an international sensation since Hasbro introduced the line of movable plastic military
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The New Gordian Leadership Perspective, part 2: Move over, Alexander the Great

Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. This article discusses how a misguided or outdated understanding of a CEO's role and purpose within an organization can be counterproductive to an organization's success. When we think about the role and purpose of a CEO within an organization, the culture of the
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The New Gordian Leadership Perspective, part 1: Lessons on leadership from 21 Jump Street

Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. Today’s CEOs who climbed the ranks of organizations that are quite different than those that exist today, can learn about the benefits of modernizing their leadership skills from the movie 21 Jump Street, starring Channing Tatum and Jonas Hill. The 2012 movie is
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cash flow

Cash crunch keeping you up at night?

Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc. Cash flow is the lifeblood of business. In fact, many CEOs will tell you they’ve lost nights of sleep when feeling a cash crunch — and not without reason: According to a U.S. Bank study, 82 percent of business failures are due to
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Business organization

7 steps in organization structuring no one takes

Thought Leadership on an Execution Planning presented by GetBusinessMomentum. To take your company up to the next level requires strengthening each of its Six Key Components. That is exactly what we do throughout the EOS® Process. Your people are fundamental to your success. They are the source of many difficult Issues entrepreneurial
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3 surefire signs it’s time to outsource recruiting

Thought Leadership on Recruiting and Retention presented by Vector Talent Resources. Hiring needs are difficult to predict, leaving recruitment departments understaffed and overwhelmed. No matter how many people you have on the recruitment team, they may not have the expertise to attract and acquire the top talent your company needs. If your
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The science of problem solving: 3 strategies for reaching an “aha” moment

Thought Leadership on The Neuroscience Of Leadership presented by Zero Point Leadership. What happens in our brains when we solve problems? First, consider that there are different types of problem solving. There is linear problem solving, which includes problems that have one solution and are usually better solved analytically. Examples
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Blindly following best practices: Not a best practice

Thought Leadership presented by Sequoia Holdings. I believe that as a software developer it is my calling to write good software. Not just software. Good software. In the same way that the medical profession's calling is to promote their patient's health, and the law profession's calling is to defend the interests
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Black coffee: The freedom of having courageous conversations

Thought Leadership on Measurable Growth Strategies presented by Anavo Transformation Solutions LLC. It’s 9:00 am, I am called into a one-on-one meeting with a CEO. “Things have got to change around here!” he says. “We are getting nowhere! Where are we? Tell me the raw uncut truth. The only way we can
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6 tips to prevent employee vacation scheduling issues

Thought Leadership on Business Ideas for Growth Companies and Growth Consultants presented by Cerini and Associates LLP. Ensuring businesses have an appropriate amount of coverage can be an issue at any point during the year, but it can be extremely challenging during the summer months, as employees are trying to use their
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Introducing The Corporate Kindness Project™

Thought Leadership on Authentic Change Leadership – 'Shift Happens but you can lead it' presented by Ally Solutions Group. “We believe in the sacred worth of all individuals, created in the image of God.” – The UM Book of Discipline This is one of my favorite quotes and when you spend a minute
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What are the benefits of Design-Build?

Thought Leadership on Enhancing Your Business Through Design-Build presented by Rocchi Construction. Using the Design-Build method of project delivery offers many advantages and benefits to the owner. Singular responsibility: With both design and construction in the hands of a single entity, there is one point of responsibility for quality, cost and
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6 ways to make change work for you

Thought Leadership on Marketing and Branding Success presented by O2 Lab. How can marketers get the buy-in they need to make change happen within their own organizations? If you’ve ever been through a rebrand or managed a website launch, you know it can be pretty thorny. That’s why we asked
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Foresight CFO Consulting

Should growth really be your only goal?

Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc. Have you set a goal for your company this year? If you’re like most business owners, you’re striving for an increase in your annual sales. It’s natural to want your company to be bigger because that’s what everyone around us seems to celebrate.
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The ultimate business stability test: Can you go on vacation?

Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc Pinpoint the pitfalls keeping you strapped and working against financial performance It’s summer time. As a business owner, this could be your busiest time of the year either for the business itself or the act of balancing work with your personal life. Kids
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How to motivate your employees to achieve success

Thought Leadership on Leadership Training presented by MKS&H. In my last article, Can your 2-Year Old Teach You Workplace Accountability, I discussed how you can learn accountability and how you can work on it with your direct reports. But if they are not personally motivated to be accountable, be proactive and
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Do you have a billion-dollar business hiding inside your company?

Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc Asking customers to pay to join a special group of your best patrons can increase your revenue, encourage customers to buy new products and services from you and provide a healthy boost to your cash flow. Just ask Jeff Bezos, the founder of
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Hey, let’s partner on that!

Thought Leadership on Authentic Change Leadership – 'Shift Happens but you can lead it' presented by Ally Solutions Group. The term partnership is often overused and under-appreciated. You will hear people say “let’s partner on that” or “hey, we should get together and talk about how we can partner.” When people have
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Cutting corners with your insurance can cost you dearly

Thought Leadership on Protecting What You’ve Worked so Hard to Build presented by Jeff Bernard at Rampart Insurance Services. Cutting corners when it comes to insuring your business can be extremely costly. There is a stark difference between choosing an insurance provider because they had the cheapest quote, and selecting someone who understands
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The term sheet: Defined

Thought Leadership on Growth to Exit Strategies presented by Falcon Capital Partners, LLC This is a big day! After deciding months ago that your company needed investment capital, you have spent long hours with your banker to prepare the financials, build the marketing materials, and hold presentations with your management
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Can your 2-year-old teach you about workplace accountability?

Thought Leadership on Leadership Training presented by MKS&H. When we were children, our parents used many schemes to get us to do what they wanted us to do. Remember the old adage, "This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you?" I’m not referring to physical punishment, but more
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Batman vs. Superman: The true greatness behind successful alliances

Thought Leadership on Business Ideas for Growth Companies and Growth Consultants presented by Cerini and Associates LLP. The excitement is undeniably in the air for the iconic battle between our fictional heroes Batman and Superman. You might be wondering why they are even fighting in the first place. Immediately, it is apparent that
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Seize opportunities with courageous leadership

Thought Leadership on Women’s Leadership presented by Grace Killelea, CEO of The GKC Group & Half the Sky Leadership Who are you and how do you lead? These two questions help define your reputation at work. The answers are crucial to being respected as a leader and helping you discover how to seize
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Marketing on a budget? 3 tips to maximize your ROI

Thought Leadership on Revenue Growth Through Qualified Leads And Increased Closing Ratios presented by Kristin Vozzo at Verasolve. No matter how big or small your company is, your marketing budget is a crucial resource for growing your business. Tight budgets need strategic and laser-focused marketing efforts to get the most bang for your
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Building trust through communication and camaraderie

Thought Leadership on Peer Advantage presented by Vistage Worldwide. Trust and compassion are hallmarks of the internal company culture that Chris Cordaro, managing partner and chief investment officer, has honed during his 29 years with RegentAtlantic Wealth Management. Within his firm, each team member really cares about one another —
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Use the lessons of World War II and Apollo 13 to lead change in your business

Thought Leadership on Leadership Development Developing the Next Generation of Leaders presented by The Alternative Board – BWI Within every organization, you’re likely to encounter certain pitfalls that can trip you up on the way to real change. One typical pitfall is complacency. You may believe that a change is needed – it
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Wanted: Leaders who can collaborate with confidence

Thought Leadership on Business Insights presented by Sterling National Bank. With significant shifts in the workplace and in the nature of leadership, the future of business is collaborative. Organizations, employees and even customers — increasingly interlinked and interactive — will partner through shared resources, structures, relationships and accountability to drive common
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7 management mistakes no one talks about

Thought Leadership on an Execution Planning presented by GetBusinessMomentum. The Wall Street Journal's Guide to Management by Alan Murray advises that “leadership and management must go hand in hand. They are not the same thing, but they are necessarily linked, and complementary. Any effort to separate the two is likely to cause
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Telecomm innovator focuses on people to drive big results

Thought Leadership on Peer Advantage presented by Vistage Worldwide. In business, few things are harder than starting one on your own. There is nothing tougher than doing it during the worst recession the U.S. economy had experienced since the Great Depression. Yet, that’s precisely what Darren Mass, Marc Gold and David
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Got grit? 4 strategies to help leaders keep cool under pressure

Thought Leadership on The Neuroscience Of Leadership presented by Zero Point Leadership. Leaders are people who are trying to influence change. How well this goes depends largely on their ability to perform under pressure and adapt successfully in the face of adversity. Effective leadership requires durability, perseverance, and the capacity
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Mindfulness: A deeper approach to navigating organizational change

Thought Leadership on Authentic Change Leadership – 'Shift Happens but you can lead it' presented by Ally Solutions Group. Being in the field of organizational change management for the past 15+ years, my team and I have been brought into some of the toughest business/change scenarios out there. We have been involved
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Agile methodologies: 4 core values for people-centric collaboration

Thought Leadership on Business Strategy & Technology Value presented by Paragon Solutions. Do you know the history of Agile?  Agile is about teamwork, transparency, and technical excellence. No matter what your experience with Agile practices and techniques, the foundation for Agile methodologies is rooted in best practices positioned to enable collaborative environments where diverse
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Warning: 5 reasons your business process redesign could fail

Thought Leadership on Business Strategy & Technology Value presented by Paragon Solutions. While laying the groundwork for a business process redesign, potential pitfalls must be identified and addressed beginning as early in the process as possible. Whether creating the current state assessment, or engaged in planning and road mapping activities, reasons for
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3 ways to wipe out dark data

Thought Leadership on Business Strategy & Technology Value presented by Paragon Solutions. What is dark data? Dark data is defined by Gartner as information assets organizations collect, process and store during regular business activities, but generally fail to use for other purposes. Dark data persists among public and private sector companies due
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Here’s to the troublemakers: Embracing difficult conversations

Thought Leadership on Leadership Training presented by MKS&H. Tax season is full of difficult conversations. In my profession and as a leader, I'm usually tasked with driving them. The truth is that difficult conversations make our business progress, whether they're about finances, operations, employee talent or even sometimes what color carpet
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How Bell Techlogix president Anthony D'Ambrosi gets results

Thought Leadership on Peer Advantage presented by Vistage Worldwide. When Anthony D'Ambrosi took over as president of Bell Techlogix, there were some fairly big-ticket items on his agenda. Like, for example, identifying potential areas for the IT solutions provider to grow and scale its services, as well as figuring out
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Why resilience is the true heart of leadership

Thought Leadership on Women’s Leadership presented by Grace Killelea, CEO of The GKC Group & Half the Sky Leadership. If success, leadership and fulfillment are why you went into business in the first place, then understanding how you respond to challenges, disappointments and crises is important. Resilience is the mark of all success
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How to help your middle managers solve 3 major problems

Thought Leadership on Leadership Development Developing the Next Generation of Leaders presented by The Alternative Board – BWI. One of my colleagues recently conducted an informal survey with 20 middle market CEOs. She asked these executives about the challenges their second level managers were facing. The facilitator was able to distill the challenges into three
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Seize opportunities with courageous leadership

Thought Leadership on Women’s Leadership presented by Grace Killelea, CEO of The GKC Group & Half the Sky Leadership. Who are you and how do you lead? These two questions help define your reputation at work. The answers are crucial to being respected as a leader and helping you discover how to seize
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The secret to leadership stamina: self-care

Thought Leadership on Women’s Leadership presented by Grace Killelea, CEO of The GKC Group & Half the Sky Leadership. The difference between managing and leading is much like the difference between a job and a career. The longer the haul, the higher the stakes. The more you have invested in a role, a
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7 leadership mistakes no one talks about

Thought Leadership on an Execution Planning presented by GetBusinessMomentum. There are thousands of books, courses and workshops on how to become a business leader, and even more on how to be a better leader and what leading businesses means. Yet, as Mike Myatt put it in a 2012 Forbes article, “Why do
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5 tips to stop poor leadership from destroying your culture

Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. Poor leadership practices are the root cause of employee turnover and loss of productivity, and can cost organizations millions of dollars each year. In fact, most organizations operate with a 5%–10% productivity “drag” that more effective leadership practices can eliminate.[i] Turnover. Poor leadership accounts
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What is a business process redesign master map?

Thought Leadership on Business Strategy & Technology Value presented by Paragon Solutions. A variant of a famous quote by George Santayana states “You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.” This idea is a fundamental principal when doing a Business Process Redesign initiative. Before embarking on an
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7 yearly planning mistakes no one talks about

Thought Leadership on an Execution Planning presented by GetBusinessMomentum. Now is the time of the year when many of us carry out our Strategic Planning for next year. We have a choice. One-Year planning can either be an event or a process. I vote for a process that carries us for the
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Your business needs to change to survive. But what pitfalls should you avoid?

Think about a simple personal change such as losing five pounds. Do you hate the idea of being five pounds slimmer? My bet is you’d say no. It's not the idea of change that people tend to dislike; it’s the transition to the change that’s the tough part.
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Employee engagement: Do you inspire your staff?

Thought Leadership on Lending presented by Gibraltar Business Capital. While most small business owners take pride in how they have curated and retained their workforce, a constant concern revolves around keeping employees motivated, focused and flexible enough to evolve with the company’s direction. As a business expands, it is critical that
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How a fashion industry CEO survived the toughest times

Thought Leadership on Peer Advantage presented by Vistage Worldwide. Asking for help when it’s needed is such simple logic. But saying those three little words, “I need help,” out loud can sometimes feel so defeating. Entrepreneurs and business leaders often wear so many different hats that solving problems and navigating
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How healthcare executives can cultivate innovation

Thought Leadership on Health Care Innovations presented by Georgetown University Department of Health Systems Administration. In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare industry, an organization’s competitive advantage and shareholder value depend on its leadership’s ability to identify and foster opportunities for transformational and organic growth. Industry leaders need novel perspectives to develop targeted strategies
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What does 2016 hold for women leaders?

Thought Leadership on Authentic Change Leadership – 'Shift Happens but you can lead it' presented by Ally Solutions Group. It’s so interesting to look at the plethora of articles, blogs, conferences and corporate development programs dedicated to women’s leadership. Someone recently asked me, “What makes a women’s leadership program different?” I think this
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These 4 rules of thumb are crucial if you want to get tasks done

Thought Leadership on The Third Way of Leadership presented by The Leaders Edge/Leaders By Design. Business needs both management and leadership. All leaders, irrespective of their level or their position titles, need a few rules of thumb to keep their leadership fresh and their management processes productive. Management is a task-focused skill
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Do you really know your team? Effective leadership through team awareness

Thought Leadership on Leadership Training presented by MKS&H. In my recent article, I discussed enhancing leadership through self-awareness. Another important part of leadership is an awareness of how the people on your team are performing. Without constant evaluation of individual team contributions as well as feedback from your team, it is
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How to get the most from regression data analysis

Thought Leadership on Strategic Human Resources Solutions presented by Sibson Consulting. Many organizations use regression data analysis1 to help make major decisions about how to select, motivate, compensate and reward their employees. Unfortunately, some users of regression embark on misguided expeditions by simply entering data from a group of variables into
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The science of engagement: How to reactivate disengaged employees

Thought Leadership on The Neuroscience Of Leadership presented by Zero Point Leadership. The research in leadership and organizational change management tells us that our biggest obstacle to creating a high performance workplace is engagement. With an alarming 70% of the American workforce disengaged, it is not surprising to see organizations
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Circle of care: How a childcare center CEO used values to explode growth

Thought Leadership on Peer Advantage presented by Vistage Worldwide. Guy Falzarano had never stepped foot into a childcare center in his life —not even for his own kids. Hard to believe when you consider he started Rainbow Academy (formerly LightBridge Academy), a business that basically started when Falzarano’s wife, who
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3 top CEO challenges and how to overcome them

Thought Leadership on Innovative Tech presented by SWK Technologies. Being a CEO is rewarding. You enjoy many opportunities, like making a positive impact on the world, making employees’ and customers’ lives better and solving intriguing puzzles every day. But, the job also has its challenges. CEOs have to make tough decisions,
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Does your brand match your culture?

Thought Leadership on Integrated Marketing Communications presented by RMR Associates. There has been a lot of talk recently about a company’s brand. What’s your brand? And what if you want to change your brand? How do you go about doing that? Before you can change your company’s brand or culture,
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4 ways executives are killing their work-life balance

Thought Leadership on Integrated Workplace Management Systems presented by iOFFICE. As a leader, you’re always concerned about your employees’ level of satisfaction — particularly when it comes to their workload and hours spent at the office. Helping your team remain highly functional, achieve greater levels of productivity and avoid burnout comes
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How to build a marketing dream team

Thought Leadership on Leadership in Marketing presented by Beholder Productions, Inc. Many companies combine sales and marketing into one department. However, the reality of the situation is that marketing complements and supports the sales department’s efforts. To effectively build your company and sustain a strong revenue stream, you must first
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4 strategies to future proof your organization

Thought Leadership on The Neuroscience Of Leadership presented by Zero Point Leadership. Are you feeling a constant sense of uncertainty related to on-going disruptive change and wondering how your organization is going to successfully navigate the turbulence?   Do you wish you were further ahead or feel like you aren’t tapping
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The high costs of misdiagnosed leadership problems

Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. Poor leadership practices are the root cause of employee turnover and loss of productivity, and can cost organizations millions of dollars each year. In fact, most organizations operate with a 5-10% productivity “drag” that more effective leadership practices can eliminate.[1] TURNOVER: Poor leadership
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Why finding talent is your top priority

Thought Leadership on Leadership and Organizational Performance presented by Eckfeldt & Associates. As a leader, you are responsible for the performance and results of your organization. And having the right team is critical to being an effective leader. In fact, everything you do ─ setting strategy, developing partnerships, finding clients, raising
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Bringing your brand abroad: 4 steps to going global

Thought Leadership on Peer Advantage presented by Vistage International. Eric Bershad started Phillip Jeffries, a wall coverings company, in the early 1970’s with less than $5,000 in his pocket and three cases of Japanese grass cloth. Today, the international wall covering business makes frequent appearances on Bravo TV’s Million Dollar
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The truth about millennials, and 3 tips on how to lead them better

Thought Leadership on Women’s Leadership presented by Grace Killelea, CEO of The GKC Group & Half the Sky Leadership. As leaders we are faced with a new generation of employees and future leaders entering the workforce. Many of our clients are frustrated about how to deal with the influx of millennials and are
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How this Great Clips CEO drove 42 quarters of consecutive sales growth

Thought Leadership on Peer Advantage presented by Vistage International. Want to know the secret behind a company’s transformation from a three-partner regional brand into a billion dollar empire? Great Clips, under CEO and Vistage member Rhoda Olsen’s leadership, has consistently grown revenue for the past 42 quarters and now has
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How engaging your talent motivates, retains and, yes, increases the bottom line, too

Thought Leadership on Women's Leadership presented by Grace Killelea, CEO of The GKC Group & Half the Sky Leadership The best corporate leaders know instinctively that employee engagement pays dividends. In a recent Harvard Business Review survey amongst executive managers they found that a “high level of employee engagement” was found to equal
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