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Soaring With Your Strengths

Soaring With Your Strengths

How do you allow your staff to flourish? As a business owner, there’s a constant temptation to… well, manage. You want to roll up your sleeves, give instructions, monitor, hand-hold, regulate and so on. But there will come a point where you step back and ask yourself,...

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Managing Individual Stress During Organizational Change

Managing Individual Stress During Organizational Change

Organizational change is a real challenge on its own. There are processes to be revamped, teams to be reworked, goals to be set and often, hard discussions to be had. Whether it’s a merger, acquisition or corporate restructuring, tension is usually high – and not just...

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How to Build an Effective Team

How to Build an Effective Team

In our line of work, we get to see a lot of teams. Good teams, bad teams, highly-effective teams and teams so dysfunctional we wonder how the business has kept from falling apart! The truth is, whether the team will be together for just a short time or will be working...

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Being a Good to Great Manager

Being a Good to Great Manager

Behind every successful business is a team of people – talented individuals who make the gears turn and the whole thing move forward. But as a manager, how do you inspire greatness in those around you? That is to say, how do you take someone who does “good” work and...

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The Intense Power of Calmness & Curiosity

The Intense Power of Calmness & Curiosity

What’s your superpower? We’ve all got some area of genius or specialty – we like to call it a superpower. These go beyond competencies in specific lines of business and into our traits and the ways we conduct ourselves in business. We tend to value the bold leaders,...

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Building An Effective Feedback Process

Building An Effective Feedback Process

Getting feedback from your staff, customers and clients can be a tricky business. Beyond figuring out an approach to structure and collect the feedback, how can you build a framework that will give you meaningful insights without creating a whole lot of emotional...

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Who Can I Talk To? Conquering Loneliness in Business

Who Can I Talk To? Conquering Loneliness in Business

Entrepreneurs and business owners are some of the most driven, ambitious and dynamic people on the planet. Every day, we get the pleasure of working with these bright, burning sparks. But there’s a darker side to running a business – one that’s not always talked about...

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The Three “R”s of Successful Business Coaching

The Three “R”s of Successful Business Coaching

What are the factors that play in to making a business coaching relationship a success? It’s an important question to consider, because placing your trust in someone else to help coach and mentor your development is a significant decision. I find it helpful to frame...

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How is Coaching Different From Consulting?

How is Coaching Different From Consulting?

Are business coaching and consulting really just the same thing with two different names? Absolutely not – though if you’re puzzled at the difference, you’re not alone. Today, I want to quickly explain the critical differences between the two. Business Coaching: A...

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