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Conflict Can Break – or Make – Your Business

Do you define conflict in the workplace with incidents of hostility, simmering resentment, or words spoken in anger?  Some talk about verbal “arm-wrestling” in the conference room where the opponents are also close colleagues, or ferocious disagreements that produce outstanding new approaches and ideas. All of these can accurately be described as conflict situations; the… Continue reading Conflict Can Break – or Make – Your Business

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Scrubbing Toilets or Resolving Conflict … Which Do You Prefer?

When leaders rank their responsibilities from “This is my absolute favorite!” to “I would rather scrub toilets than do this” there is one duty you will consistently find at the bottom of the list: resolving conflict. Just like scrubbing toilets, dealing with conflict is a necessary activity and much like scrubbing toilets, it is essential,… Continue reading Scrubbing Toilets or Resolving Conflict … Which Do You Prefer?

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VOMP Your Way Out of a Conflict

Conflict is challenging, tiring, and frustrating. It’s also unavoidable. As a leader, you may experience more than your fair share of conflict situations. Knowing how to resolve them is critical to not only peace within your business, but to the ongoing productivity of your business. Fortunately, the VOMP model, created by Crosby Kerr Minno Consulting,… Continue reading VOMP Your Way Out of a Conflict

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Go Do the Future!

Visionaries in business have an endless supply of creative, innovative ideas. They overflow with energy and drive. The future lies before them in all its glory and they want to be the first to get there. With such tremendous talents, Visionaries often found or own companies. So far, so good. But what about daily operations?… Continue reading Go Do the Future!

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Go Beyond Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is good, but is it the best we can achieve? The very phrase of work-life balance conjures images of tension: two teams in a perpetual tug-of-war. A delicate scale needing precisely equal weights to maintain equilibrium. A tightrope walker making constant slight shifts to stay upright. Is that the way you want to… Continue reading Go Beyond Work-Life Balance

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4 Keys to Achieving a Successful Pivot in Business

Pivoting in business is a difficult decision for leaders. Pivoting at the wrong time or in the wrong way can be, in a word, disastrous. On the other hand, pivoting at the right time in the right way can inject tremendous energy into a business, propelling the company upward with terrific thrust. One of our… Continue reading 4 Keys to Achieving a Successful Pivot in Business