Leadership Advice

Three Top Traits to Look For in Future Leaders

As your business grows, you'll find that being out on leadership island can get a bit lonely. While I have enjoyed steering the ship of success, to turn a phrase, I have recognized the need to prepare and train new leaders. Not necessarily to replace me someday, but...

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Four Mistakes That Undermine Your Branding

As I've discussed numerous times before, your brand is an extension of your vision. It's not just a logo, a pamphlet, your labeling or your website. It's not just your social media activity or recruiting; it's everything about you and your company that represents what...

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How to Manage Remote Employees

According to a survey from last year, over 40% of American employees are working remotely. Chances are unless you’re running a traditional accounting firm in a brick building somewhere in the Midwest, a good portion of your staff is working remotely. At one point this...

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5 Quick Ways to Motivate Your Employees

In the workplace, finding ways to keep your employees motivated can be on the surface, a daunting task. You've brought your vision to fruition, and you are moving forward and building a strong business. You need positive, forward-thinking employees that are bringing a...

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The Growing Importance of Social Business

Utilizing social media has evolved from an additional piece of the total marketing puzzle to an integral piece of your overall strategy. We've come a long way from the days of Friendster and Myspace. Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube all require...

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Five Qualities That Define Great Leadership

This subject is the 'what is the best grilled cheese sandwich' of the leadership management conversation. What makes a good leader? What makes a great leader? I know that many leaders spend a good portion of their existence questioning their own actions, looking for...

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3 Steps To Resolving Workplace Disputes

One the most enjoyable things about building a brand and growing a business is watching employees thrive and grow within my organization. Being a leader means that I have a continued presence and influence in their personal and professional growth, which can be...

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4 Ways To Get Your Brand Noticed In Search

Once I brought the vision for hint out of the kitchen and into production, there was a moment of anxiety when I realized that yes, I had created something unique and new - but how will people find it? Of course, there were the natural avenues of marketing and...

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Why Employees Leave Managers, Not Companies

There are numerous reasons that employees will decide to leave a company. Often the decision is financial, geographical or related to something you cannot control. Just as often, the prime factor in why an employee has chosen to leave a company is you - their manager....

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3 Reasons Why Collaboration Is The Key To Innovation

When your company gets to a certain point, or perhaps it's already there, there are definite separations between departments. Perhaps you refer to these as silos, perhaps there are cross-team processes in place that prevent that terminology or perhaps you just haven't...

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