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In the article “12 Tips for Team Building in the Workplace” by Susan Heathfield, she talks about the employees contributing to the overall success of the business.  The team (employees) can help build a better business for owners, employees, and customers. The more that the business works as a team, the better the operation. Team building in the workplace significantly …

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The purpose of an elevator speech is to give a prospect a short scenario about your business, products and/or services. This speech is commonly used in a business face-to-face networking situation. An elevator speech can be one of the easiest one-on-one tools to use in this type of format by small business owners and sales representatives. An elevator speech is …

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The qualities that a good/great leader must have are of the utmost importance to leading people and their company. A good/great leader’s passion enables her/him to instill in people to do what they thought they could not. This, of course, is the inspiration that a leader brings to the employees. Having the vision and trust to really communicate with employees …

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Alison Wood Brooks and Leslie K. John collaborated on an article in the Harvard Business Review (May-June Issue 2018, Pages 60-67) the title of which is “The Surprising Power of Questions”. One of their basics is: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Get”.  I found their article to be very engaging. There is hardly anything more powerful than asking questions because that is …

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Last week, I talked about five communication skills many great leaders implement to encourage a positive environment in their workplace. This week I’m going to introduce another five techniques you can use to gain “buy-in” from your audience.  It takes practice for each to become a habit, so give it time. Next week, I’ll introduce another five tips so stay …

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During my career I have found that following certain ideas on communicating help keep things positive and ensure better meetings, conversations and results. Gaini “buy-in” from your audience and the things will tend to go smoother. This takes practice so that each becomes a habit. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting some of the tips I often use in …

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Leadership Skills are so important to anyone who has a leadership position and deals with other people. Leaders can learn these skills but must make each a habit. Always seek out others who are best at exhibiting these skills and incorporate them into your network and learn from these leaders. Pick up a copy of the book 7 Habits of …

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In the article by Susan Heathfield, “12 Tips for Team Building in the Workplace”, she talks about employees of an organization contributing to the overall success of the that business.  The team (employees) can help build a better business not just for owners, but for the employees, and customers. The more the business functions like a team, the better the …

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I have often had discussions about why we really work and what “work” really means. Some of the reasons that we work are obvious: We need to support ourselves, our families; we also like to do what we enjoy and get paid for doing just that.  Whether we like what we work at or not, it is support. My thought …

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