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5 Characteristics of Great Leaders

Model the characteristics you want your business and employees to have. 5. Honesty Few things can hurt a business relationship as badly as one person having a hidden agenda. Honesty isn’t just about lying: it’s about misrepresenting the facts and withholding information too. Don’t keep relevant parties out of the loop. 4. Care Sometimes, you […]

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7 Tips for Your Family-Owned Business

Working with family will inevitably have its rough patches. Here are some tips that have helped other family-owned businesses work around the family dynamics. 1. Implement a clear chain of command. This will probably not mirror the family dynamic, so it’s critical to have a very clearly outlined chain of command. A hierarchy also makes […]

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Awareness

Maxwell’s second law in his book is the law of awareness.It is easy to go through life on autopilot.Making decisions based on assumptions can often be traced back to a lack of awareness–some of the most knuckle headed moves people make are made because they fail to actually look around at the situation.This has clear […]

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Too Busy to Plan?

Christmas is nearly here. In the next day or two, start planning for your Christmas week. Many people make the mistake of stopping their planning and prioritizing around the holidays. This is a big mistake. The busier you are, the more important it is to schedule your time. For many people, the Christmas season is […]

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5 Stages of Planning

“Failing to plan means planning to fail.” “Proper planning prevents poor performance.” These phrases have become cliche because they’re true. Everybody has heard them, yet many people don’t make planning a priority. The most frequent excuse is that there isn’t enough time. However, failure to plan is one of the biggest time wasters out there. […]

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