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Guidance on leadership development & strategic planning.

"I'm My Own Worst Enemy" and Other Pitfalls of Being Your Own Coach

By Leadership Resources February 21, 2019
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Most of us have heard the phrase, “I’m my own worst enemy.” Indeed, many of us can probably relate to this idea. To be one’s own worst enemy is a common human pitfall because we are ultimately the one in control of our actions. Some of the decisions we make...

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Return on Investment: Why Your Employees' Professional Development is Far From a Waste of Time

By Leadership Resources February 11, 2019
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A common stereotype of corporate culture from years gone by is that of an unhealthy hierarchy where employees do the most work for the least pay and upper management sits in their corner office, with their feet up, drinking Scotch. While this is uncommon, examples of this structure can certainly...

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Is Your Goal-Setting Strategy Setting You Up for Failure?

By Leadership Resources January 25, 2019
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Individuals and businesses should always strive to improve, learn, and grow. This process often occurs naturally as we gain experience and deal with adversity. However, progress can become stunted if we don’t know where we’re headed, or why. By setting goals for ourselves and our business, we can dot a...

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We're All in This Together: Creating Buy-In at Every Level

By Leadership Resources January 10, 2019
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A successful organization constantly rides the line between change and stasis. Growth cannot occur without new ideas, but radical shifts also threaten to collapse the entire structure, especially if there’s tension among team members. When a new policy is proposed or restructuring is in order, it’s imperative that leaders and...

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The Benefits of Utilizing a Certified EOS Implementer™

By Leadership Resources December 31, 2018
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A business may succeed or fail for a variety of reasons. While entrepreneurs must take risks to reach a level of success, they don’t want to rely on luck or extraneous factors to keep their ship afloat. Likewise, business leaders don’t want to be blindsided by a problem festering underneath...

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Is Stress Killing Your Productivity? The Counter-Intuitive Reality of Taking Time to Self-Manage and Pursue True Longevity

By Leadership Resources December 24, 2018
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In the workplace, it often seems like nothing matters more than productivity. In theory, when workers are more productive, the business thrives, profits increase, and everyone is happy. But productivity can come at a cost. The truth is, people only have so much mental and physical energy in a given...

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Who is Your Obi-Wan? Do You Have a Guide Who Can Help You on Your Journey?

By Leadership Resources December 17, 2018
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Anyone familiar with the Star Wars franchise knows that Obi-Wan plays the mentor role to both Luke and Anakin Skywalker. This archetypal figure became the symbol of wisdom and guidance for millions around the world. Today, most people know what’s meant if asked, “Who is your Obi-Wan,” or, “Do you...

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Why Our Job Requirements Include Our Values – Hiring and Culture Start with Core Motivations

By Leadership Resources December 10, 2018
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An organization is only as good as its people. So, when a business hires new people, it must look for specific things that will enhance the business as a whole. Of course, new recruits must have relevant experience and knowledge. But perhaps even more important than that is what makes...

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Sustainable Office Productivity: How to Get the Most out of Your Employees Without Creating Burnout

By Leadership Resources December 3, 2018
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When it comes to maximizing office productivity, leaders are faced with several challenges. On the one hand, you want to get the most out of your employees. On the other hand, you don’t want to push your team past the threshold of exhaustion. Burnout is a real problem in today’s...

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Leadership Explored: What "Healthy" Really Means in a Successful Company (Part 3 of 3)

By Leadership Resources November 26, 2018
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Parts one and two of this series covered what vision and traction mean in terms of leadership and business success. The best leaders work toward keeping their team focused and on track, heading toward a shared vision. Of course, doing so can be hard work for everyone. Even if the...

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