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Thu Oct 20, 2016

Merging Corporate Cultures Doesn’t Come With A Translator

The single hardest part of any merger or acquisition is merging corporate cultures. Many times it will seem that rather than having stepped into a different office, you’ve traveled to an alternate universe. The organizations do everything differently – from how information is shared, how meetings are run and how people interact. It takes extensive [...]

Tue Oct 18, 2016

The Best Way To Break Bad News To Clients

Few people look forward to delivering bad news to clients. Whether it’s a recall, poor sales performance or a missed deadline – you never want to be the one delivering less than favorable information to those the organization depends upon. The nature of business and life is such that we can’t expect rainbows and sunshine [...]

Thu Oct 13, 2016

Walk the Talk – Be an Inspiring Leader With The Right Words

Leaders aren’t just supposed to tell people what they should be doing. The role of a leader is to inspire those around them and encourage them to do the best job they possibly can. While much of that comes from setting an example – much of it also is seated in how we communicate as [...]

Tue Oct 11, 2016

Just Who Do You Think You Are – Brand Articulation

Brand articulation is paramount to maintaining a consistent message that supports the very essence of what your company is and for what it stands. How the leaders and employees of an organization articulate the vision and value can affect the ability to close a sale, retain a client, and even build the brand. Usually when [...]

Fri Oct 7, 2016

#1 Reason Mergers and Acquisitions Fail

The news of mergers or acquisitions tends to bring a mix of anxiety and excitement to those affected by it. Much of this stems from the idea of change and the unknown–while companies are busy perusing contracts and participating in heated negotiation settings-they tend to overlook the most important aspect of any successful merger. The [...]

Thu Sep 29, 2016

How To Meet Less And Accomplish More

5 Ways to Meet Less and Accomplish More One of the greatest productivity (and morale) killers out there is the dreaded meeting. Have you ever factored what percentage of your time at work is spent in meetings? Middle managers, on average spend 35% of the week in meetings, while upper management can spend upwards of [...]

Tue Sep 27, 2016

Choose The Right Communication Channels

When it comes to business communication – whether it’s communicating with employees, investors or clients – the channel you use to deliver your message is as important as what you are trying to say. You need to choose the right communication channels to make sure your message is seen, heard and understood. Here’s a fool-proof [...]

Thu Aug 25, 2016

Hire Based on Results, Not Reproductive Status

I just read an article in Fortune about companies like Go Daddy and Instacart running “returnship” programs for women who have taken time off work to have children or care for family.  These are essentially 18 week internships where companies can test out candidates for full time roles. WHAT??? Why in the world do women who [...]