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5 Ways to Lose your Followers: Making Bad Leadership Good


Leadership is a dynamic relationship between followers and leaders.  Without followers you cannot lead.  A follower can decide at any time for any number of reasons not to follow the leader.  When that happens the leader’s duty is over.  Whether … Continue reading

Business Strategy: 18 Great Ways to Freshen Your Business


The ground hog has seen his shadow and although it might not seem like it now, spring is just around the corner.  Take advantage of your indoor time to improve your business strategy and freshen up your business.  Here are 18 ways: … Continue reading

Are you on the Train or Stuck on the Platform? How to Transition your Business from Traditional to Social Media


If you hung out “your shingle” for your business just 10 years ago, you might fall into the category of what I call a traditional business.  Whether you are a service or product based business, a business to business concern … Continue reading

What business planning have you done lately?


Thank Goodness it’s Friday!  Beginning with this post I will offer a TGIF business tip blog every Friday to help you grow and sustain your business. Every business needs a firm foundation, so let’s get planning in 2013.  You’d be surprised at … Continue reading

Are you stuck? 3 strategies to generate critical thinking and get unstuck


Sometimes we get stuck in one place because we are not able to see things from a different perspective or we have trouble deciding an appropriate course of action.  Using critical thinking for our businesses can be a way to … Continue reading

Lessons from Hurricane Sandy: It’s time for an emergency preparedness plan for your life and business


Hurricane Irene was a year ago almost to the day before Hurricane Sandy which assaulted the northeast corridor of the US the end of October of this year. After going through Hurricane Irene, many people, including me thought that it … Continue reading

3 Principles for Managing Diversity in Today’s Diverse Workforce


What is the face of diversity today and why is it still an important issue? Our world is more diverse than ever and we all need to be able to accept differences to minimize conflicts and misunderstandings that get in … Continue reading