Management and Leadership

  • Gaming the Virus to Win at Virtual Leadership

Gaming the Virus to Win at Virtual Leadership

Business leaders across the globe have seen global virtual teams (GVT) become the norm rather than the exception due to the world-wide Covid-19 pandemic. Working virtually has both benefits and drawbacks within a team structure. With video conferencing technologies and online data-sharing platforms already in place for most companies during the last 5-10 years, business teams easily transitioned to home-office environments as global shut-downs began. What proved challenging for team leaders, however, was how to manage and improve team engagement in a mandated virtual interaction world.

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  • Awaken your Entrepreneurial Mindset!

Awaken your Entrepreneurial Mindset!

How your entrepreneur mindset will guide you to adapt to marketplace changes and stand out during tough times

When you started your company, you probably saw a problem that needed to be solved and felt like you were the one to solve it.  Whether it was building a better mousetrap or simply identifying time and opportunity, like every entrepreneur, you had every belief that you would go into business to succeed.

Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”  Perhaps that is what gave you the courage to step off of what was safe and normal and take the plunge to pursue building your company.

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  • Robots vs True Leaders

Robots vs True Leaders

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a part of our culture for a very long time.  It started through fantasy and science fiction stories and then became a reality in the 1950s through the invention of computers.  As computers became more complex over the decades, AI machines were created and became standardized in various industries including manufacturing. With 2020 upon us, AI has now become a household standard through devices like Alexa and online chatbots to troubleshoot computer issues.

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  • 2020 Most Creative People in Business

2020 Most Creative People in Business

Fast Company magazine recently released a list of 74 individuals who all have one thing in common: “Their unique and unprecedented efforts over the past year have already led toward meaningful change, within their sectors and beyond.”  Each of those people was placed in one of the following 14 categories:

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  • 5 Common Business Bottlenecks Hindering Digital Operations

5 Common Business Bottlenecks Hindering Digital Operations

Digital operations are at the forefront of every business as companies transition online. With digital transformations boosting business and customer experiences, the fast nature of technology also means that organizations are not immune to hiccups. To be more precise, business bottlenecks are to be expected along the way.

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  • Business Agility: How to Thrive in a Shifting Economic Environment

Business Agility: How to Thrive in a Shifting Economic Environment

As the economy changes and customer demands shift, different factors can hugely impact a company’s product and service management. If a company wants to stand out and scale, its ability to be agile is what will push them to thrive in any market.

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  • Why Business Mentoring Programs Fail

Why Business Mentoring Programs Fail

The best way to learn is often through watching others first followed by a practice period until that new skill becomes natural. That learning curve can be significantly shortened through the input of a mentor who can provide honest feedback and tips to accelerate your growth process.

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  • Coaching Employees Towards Their Strengths

Coaching Employees Towards Their Strengths

Coaching Employees Towards Their Strengths in a Post-Pandemic World

There is an interesting dichotomy within the business world. Every senior management team wants their employees to be top performers, and yet so many companies are not investing in talent development programs to make that happen. CEOs who recognize that an investment in their staff is an investment in the company’s long-term success, generally become a more competitive force within the marketplace.

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  • The Valley of the Shadow of COVID-19

The Valley of the Shadow of COVID-19

Being a trusted leader during uncertainty

Being a leader of an organization is truly a difficult task.  At the same time, for me, it has been one of the most rewarding opportunities I have had in my life. Becoming a leader has caused me to stretch and grow in ways that I’d never imagined. I have led teams and won… I have led teams and lost. But no matter what, I have always been committed to learning and being a better leader.

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