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Check Past Behavior When Hiring Future Employees

I caution my business coaching clients to beware of computer consultants, network administrators, or anyone for that matter, who come bearing paper certificates but little hands-on know-how. Yet I hear of many businesses who are so strapped to fill vacant positions,...

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Stop Chasing Success

Yep, you heard me right. I’m telling you: “Stop chasing success and discover what really matters most to you!” I’ve found that quite a few business owners, and many other folks, have an uncontrollable urge to chase success. And why not? After all, according to lots of...

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Social Media OMGs

Are You Informing, Socializing or Just Plain Ol’ Bragging? Recently I wrote a newspaper article about the “Fear of Missing Out” as it relates to social media posts and I remembered something that is a perfect follow-up. It’s a story of a group of writers who regularly...

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Do you know what ‘real’ networking is?

I lead quite a few workshops on business building and career development, and most, if not all, of my coaching clients have heard me ramble on about the power of ‘real’ networking. I’m more than just a big fan of networking because it’s one of the top three methods...

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Prioritizing – A Key to Work/Life Balance

Your daily ‘balancing act’ requires thoughtful planning of how to best spend your time, and where to direct your efforts and energy. In order to plan more effectively, develop solid business (and personal) strategies, and take the appropriate actions, you must know...

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Online Envy – Is Social Media the Cause?

How Social Media Creates “Online Envy” In my quest to help business owners decide if and how they can use social media to boost their online marketing, I’ve discovered a newly termed issue related to social media that has been known by another moniker for years.  It...

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Attitude Adjustments

I’ve heard it said that when dealing with a problem, don’t get into personalities.  Well, it’s hard not to do that when you are confronted by the effects of an employee’s bad attitude. A former CEO once commented that there are only three ways to make a basic,...

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Do Negative Comments Make You Toxic?

Almost every client that I work with is trying to improve teamwork, to build strong relationships, to build solid communication across the organization, and with their client companies. One of the easiest ways to ‘hit the wall’ and destroy teamwork and morale is for...

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