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Thu Jan 19, 2017

Why Does Your Organization Think Collaboration Is A Dirty Word?

Bringing up collaboration within an organization can make eyes roll in some and strike fear in others. It conjures up memories of group projects in school where you were either left to do the work of many or even worse let down by others and forced to absorb a bad grade. It can also conjure [...]

Tue Jan 17, 2017

Management Tune Ups For The New Year

Regular maintenance is vital to top performance. We maintain our vehicles, our homes and the machinery within our organization. The one area we tend to overlook is our own performance as managers. The New Year is a perfect time to perform management tune ups on yourself and improve the areas that need attention. January is [...]

Thu Jan 12, 2017

5 Things Female Leaders Need To Do

In a perfect world, there would be no distinctions on what female leaders need to do versus their male counterparts. The reality is that there are still not enough female leaders bringing parity to organizations. They also usually need to work harder and smarter in order to achieve the top levels of their organizations. That [...]

Tue Jan 10, 2017

3 Ways To Change Company Culture From The Top

Company culture can be based upon many things – traditions, status quo, values and ideals, personalities and history. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that a company’s culture isn’t created by new employees. It’s embedded in the organization and set not by employees but by leadership. If your company culture [...]

Thu Jan 5, 2017

How To Mess Up And Be Authentic

Being authentic is a huge talking point in business today. We hear it all the time. The problem is that many of us don’t understand what it means to be authentic. Breaking it down in the business world it means having your brand match your reputation. What you say needs to match what you do. [...]

Tue Jan 3, 2017

How Ten Minutes Can Change Your Career

Before an interview, asking for a raise, presenting an idea or inspiring your team there is one thing you MUST do, CLARIFY.  Otherwise, you may come across as disorganized, uninspiring or unprofessional and you are unlikely to get what you want. We often walk into a meeting or interview with a variety of thoughts and [...]

Thu Dec 29, 2016

Consistent Message: 3 Steps To Getting Your Team On The Same Page

Every employee is a walking, talking ambassador for your company. But are they all conveying the same message about your company or your brand with clients, prospects and vendors?  Often the answer is no.  If so, it’s time to get them on the same page. Give them talking points You don’t need to write out [...]

Thu Dec 15, 2016

Closing The Gender Gap – Negotiating Pay

A recent study shows slight improvement in the gender pay gap. When you break it all down the improvement comes out to an increase of 1 cent over the previous year. Roughly $21 over the course of the year. Surely, if you are negotiating a pay raise you won’t be satisfied with that. If you’re [...]