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Looking for an interesting book? Glance through over 60 book summaries here.

Taking Listening to the Next Level

Taking Listening to the Next Level

Not long ago, I participated in a very interesting learning session led by Dana Dupuis of Mandel Communications. Dana stated that listening is recognized as essential to successful communication and that excellent listening skills are more vital today than ever (both...

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5 Powerful Goal Setting Principles

5 Powerful Goal Setting Principles

The concept of goal setting is nothing new for those in business. Touted by everyone from Tony Robbins to Oprah as being a necessary part of a high-functioning life, setting an intention and then doing what it takes to reach it is a necessary skill that everyone...

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Book Summary: “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson

Book Summary: “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson

With all the change that occurred in 2020 (such as the pandemic and related public health issues, disruptions to business operations and to our lives in general, economic misfortunes, the presidential election, social unrest, extreme weather), we thought we’d...

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Executing on Growth with an MOS

Executing on Growth with an MOS

One plus one, does not always equal two. The truth is that, as your organization grows and adds staff, operations become exponentially more complex. Let's take a look at how to help address some of those challenges. When business owners or leaders drive for growth,...

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Business Strategy for Crisis Recovery: Focus on Productivity

Business Strategy for Crisis Recovery: Focus on Productivity

As a leader, what strategy are you using for crisis recovery? Strategy has become top of mind for business leaders. Too be sure, we are faced with incredible hurdles, many of which are outside of our control. As a result, many leaders have taken drastic measures....

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Are You Happy or Successful?

Are You Happy or Successful?

I was struck by the article below from marketing guru, Robert Middleton, who recently had to evacuate his home, fleeing the fires in California. In it, he addresses the question: Are we happy because we are successful or are we successful because we are happy? During...

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Evaluating Executive Candidates

Evaluating Executive Candidates

Note: This blog post builds upon The High Cost of Poor Executive Hiring Decisions posted in April 2018. The evaluation of candidates for C-level and other executive positions has improved over the years, however tremendous opportunity remains. Regarding making a...

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Exploring Emotional Intelligence

Exploring Emotional Intelligence

Some of you may be quite familiar with the concept of emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EQ) while others of you may have heard the terms but know little about them. Regardless of your level of knowledge or experience with emotional intelligence, here is a...

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