Heart-Based Approaches to Building a Better Business

Working from the bottom of your heart will get you further than working from the bottom of your profit and loss statement. Odds are, you know how to think about your business in terms of operational efficiency, profitability margins, and strategic planning. You know the structure you need in place to service your clientele, the […]

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12 Meaningful (and Free) Gifts for Business Associates

How to show your appreciation in a way that builds stronger relationships with employees, vendors and other colleagues. Corporate gifting has pretty much always been a de rigueur expense for most companies, with resulting spending that is simply staggering. A July, 2021 study conducted by Coresight Research (sponsored by GiftNow) estimated that the corporate gifting […]

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20 Signs of Leadership Excellence

There is ample discussion about the best styles of authority and how to emulate them, but far less about the more nuanced attributes of excellent leadership… until now. Depending on what books or articles you read, there are more than twenty different leadership styles. An autocratic leader, for example, is generally a unilateral decision-maker, while […]

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10 Ways to Buy More Time

While working conditions have certainly improved, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the average American works 8.8 hours per day. Yet research suggests the average worker is only productive for less than three hours during their workday. From checking social media to texting family and friends to surfing the internet, our workdays are wrought with distractions that impact […]

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5 Steps Towards Global Connectivity

Have you ever taken a moment to consider how truly interconnected we all are? Think about how your ability to make someone laugh or cry, feel safe or insecure, or appreciated or neglected not only affects them, but their interaction with others. And each person with whom they interact, in turn, connects with exponentially more. […]

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Boundaries Set You Free

As we speed towards the upcoming months, activities, vacations, and general socializing are all ramping up. Meanwhile, more businesses are reopening and restrictions are lessening. Vaccinations are becoming readily available and many people are inching closer and closer toward a sense of pre-Covid interaction and engagement. With so much uncertainty and seemingly ever-changing information, comfort […]

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The Value of Compassion

When we think of compassion, we often think of comforting someone. We think of both sympathizing and empathizing with a friend, colleague, family member, or partner who is struggling with a personal challenge. Without a doubt, this type of response is valuable and offers qualitative support to someone during a trying time. It also demonstrates […]

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The Art of Owning A Mistake

Whether it is on a personal or professional level, we all know mistakes happen. From a cognitive perspective, we understand that it is how we respond to the mistake that is paramount to preserving our own integrity and satisfying the offended party. However, like many things in life, we might know why we should respond […]

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5 Keys to a Healthy Partnership

In basic terms, a partnership is when two or more people consciously choose to work in tandem towards a common task. This can be short or long term. And this can be personal or professional. There are many types of partnerships that exist. In our personal lives we have friendships, platonic love, and marriages. We […]

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