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building an inclusive business

Building an Inclusive Business

Today, building an inclusive business environment is a core principle for any leader who wants to create a strong, competitive organization.  An inclusive business provides respect and value for every employee regardless of nationality, race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. Inclusion is the deliberate act of welcoming diversity in an environment where everyone’s voice can […]

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leader within

Finding Your Leader Within

Is there a leader within each of us?  It’s a question worthy of investigation for anyone who works with people—teachers, parents, business professionals, volunteers.  Yes, there have been volumes written about leadership and leadership style.  However, learning how to be the leader within has been elusive.  Instead we learn how to describe leadership traits and

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building a business

Making Money and Building a Business are Different Things

There is a common fallacy in the business world that by working for yourself to earn an income and building a business are one and the same. For some readers, you may have already clarified the distinction between earning an income and building a successful business through your own career experience. Most of you have

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next generation of leaders

Developing Our Next Generation of Leaders

Daunting times are ahead for our business community in developing our next generation of leaders.  With the continuous exit of approximately 3.5 million baby boomers from the workforce each year, finding qualified replacements is becoming paramount.  The greatest challenge for companies will be finding qualified talent—and keeping them!  Statistics indicate that millennials have an average

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balanced leadership for a highly productive workforce

Use Balanced Leadership to Create a Highly Productive Workforce

What do we mean by balanced leadership and how does this enable us to create a highly productive workforce? Balanced leadership is a combination of strength and warmth, where the leader employs both technical competencies and the softer “people” skills.  Examples of technical competences, or strengths, include the skills usually listed on a resume, strategic

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successful women entrepreneurs

Characteristics of Successful Women Entrepreneurs

We have been conducting interviews with successful women entrepreneurs over the last few months.  We were trying to determine what practices they employ to build their success.   Why do they succeed when others fail?  As business development strategists, what advice should we give our clients who are embarking on new entrepreneurial adventures?  After interviewing over

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