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Today’s competitive landscape heavily relies on innovation. Business leaders are concentrating on elements that will enable them to survive and remain relevant in the complex and uncertain business environment of today. Established business models are under attack. Therefore, it’s critical to develop operating models that spur creativity and productivity if you want to survive in this business climate. Innovation vs. Creativity Innovation is critical across…

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Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? It kills more people each year than all types of cancer combined. I didn’t realize that until I got involved with the American Heart Association. Now I’m learning all kinds of things. I recently connected with Jackie McMahon, Senior Development Director for the American…

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The term networking has gotten a bad rap over the past few years. Networking evokes an image of large conference rooms or local bars filled with people in business attire who’ve come to the event to see if they can drum up some business. Often, these people aren’t shy about trying to sell you something on the spot. They have no interest in you or…

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Have you ever had to deliver bad news to your employees? I have, and it’s not fun. Not at all. There’s a reason why many business executives run from this task, preferring instead to delegate it to someone else if possible.  While delegating might temporarily get you off the hook, the bottom line is that you’re the boss. You’re at the top. And that means…

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As an entrepreneur or business leader, you have your goals set for the direction of the company. You probably also have a game plan that you’ve shared with your employees, those hardworking people you depend on every day to get things done. As long as things are moving along, it’s smooth sailing.  But what happens when something unexpected comes along? How do you keep people…

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Garen Armstrong has observed that the biggest employment trend of the year is “The Great Resignation.” People are changing their jobs left and right. Data shows that people are resigning at an unprecedented rate and that rate increases every month. Unfortunately, it looks like that trend isn’t going to change. The pandemic has exposed a lot of flaws in the traditional view of work life…

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Company brands are much more than just logos and color palettes. A brand determines how your customer base will think and feel about your organization. Your brand has the potential to elicit positive and negative reactions. For example, one brand might make you think of luxury and high status. It’s associated with a great quality product, but you may think poorly of the exorbitant price…

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Leader may appear as superhumans, but they aren’t. They’re human just like everyone else and they have a lot on their plates. Here is a list of eight reminders to re-center and re-focus on the things that will keep your organization moving in the right direction. 1. Anticipate problems When things seem to be going really well, it’s easy to overlook potential issues that may…

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Garen has had multiple setbacks and obstacles to overcome on his journey. His story has as many lows as it does highs and you will be able to read some of them here. The biggest obstacle now is the fight for his life as he is currently waiting on a heart transplant from acute heart failure from an airborne virus. On this episode, we talk…

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It’s no secret that today’s business leaders are tasked with decisions they never thought they’d have to make.  These questions and more are being examined by business owners and C-level managers worldwide as companies tentatively emerge from pandemic status like Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day.  It’s Time for a New Game In his book The Infinite Game, author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek provides guidance…

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Failing is an inevitable part of human life. The more effective we are at learning from it and bouncing back better than we were before, the more successful we will be! Having a better understanding of failure can help us take a more objective, unemotional approach, and will help us recover quickly, taking as much positive as we can from the experience. Here are the…

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Entrepreneurial dreams are what drive America forward. But many Entrepreneur learn the hard way through trial and error that running a business is not as easy as dreaming about it. Like a game of musical chairs, players come and go, so business survival is not as predictable as some may imagine. In fact, most startups collapse or become financially-strangled within a few years while only…

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Last year was rough for business owners. No matter whom you ask, regardless of the size of the business, you’ll get the same answer: “We didn’t see that coming.” Similar to what Dave Ramsey teaches individuals about having an emergency fund in place, business owners should also run their businesses in a way that allows them to weather unexpected storms. Many companies are subject to…

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There is no way to measure how the veterans feel about how well they’re taken care of. Currently, there is improved access to healthcare for the veteran’s courtesy of veteran affairs (VA). The MISSION Act was implemented by Veteran Affairs in June 2019. The number of visits has risen over the years. Also, veteran satisfaction has improved. The front-line staff at the Veteran Affairs comprises…

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Some companies have one location in a small town, and others have many branches spread out across many states or even multiple countries. In any case, owners are often looking for ways to give back to their communities. Engaging in such practices can establish rapport between the community and business. This involvement with the community positively affects both parties. Offer Discounts to Locals One way…

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Spring is finally here. With flowers and trees budding all around us, I thought maybe it was time to talk a little bit about growing things, specifically, how to grow a business. During my journey over the past five years, I’ve been able to grow my roofing business significantly in spite of what some might think of as major setbacks. Any of you can do…

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Becoming a committed, contributing member of your community is one of the best ways to enhance your overall life quality. Not only is community work personally fulfilling, but it’s also capable of improving nearly all aspects of your living environment. Whether you live or work in a wealthy and highly privileged area, or one that’s filled with vulnerable, high-risk individuals who struggle with basic living…

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