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Category: Leading on Purpose

Your Words Say Yes, But Your Actions…

In today’s world of Skype, texting, and rapid-fire emails, we often forget ourselves in personal conversations. When we speak indirectly through technology, we don’t have to worry about our posture, our body language, or that we are thumb-fiddlers. But when faced with a physical run-in, we must remember that communication isn’t only about words. Our… Continue reading Your Words Say Yes, But Your Actions…

Strategy: Meet Monkey Wrench

Humans. We’re always getting in the way of our own success.  Even after defining your unique and successful strategy, human variables frequently enter into the equation and can derail strategy in three major circumstances: 1) When you compete to be “the best.” Competing to be the best is not nearly as effective as aiming to… Continue reading Strategy: Meet Monkey Wrench

How Do You Catch a Rare Bird? Unique Up On It!

Many companies offer services similar to yours, so why have you gained your success? What gives you a competitive edge? What makes your company different? The crux of creating an effective business strategy lies in knowing and defining your differentiators. Differentiators enable you to build a compelling case to your prospective customers. To be effective,… Continue reading How Do You Catch a Rare Bird? Unique Up On It!

Feedback: The Breakfast of Champions

Of all the key traits and tools required to be a complete leader, feedback is perhaps the most powerful.  Eliciting good feedback can significantly improve employee engagement and performance both quickly and efficiently, and can, in turn, transform the workplace. Feedback supports all levels of needs—it can increase feelings of belonging, satisfy ego needs, and… Continue reading Feedback: The Breakfast of Champions

OPEN SESAME: Secrets of Effective Communication

Communication can be tricky. Many of us believe that if we ask lots of questions, we are communicating well and connecting with the other person. This may or may not be the case. To communicate effectively, we must ask the right questions at the right time to get the information we truly need. When asking… Continue reading OPEN SESAME: Secrets of Effective Communication

Making Your Vision a Tangible Reality

A solid strategy is critical to succeed in business and as a leader. The first step in creating a working strategy is to establish a company vision. Just as your strategy explains and projects success within the given market, your company’s vision serves as the engine that drives that strategy, and, ultimately, the company’s overall… Continue reading Making Your Vision a Tangible Reality