Author Archive | Ashlie Turley

RL03-10-2015

High Turnover? The Solution Starts at the Top

Leading a business can be scary. After all, there is a lot depending on your ability to effectively lead—your personal life, employees’ livelihoods, your customers’ ability to function, your professional reputation.  And, for top leadership, there are no cop-outs. Most issues and problems facing your company are within your control. Even for the few things […]

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RL11-20-2014

Self-Sabotage: 3 Ways We Get in Our Own Way

There are plenty of things that make your role as leader difficult – troublesome employees, small budgets, technology problems, demanding customers. But, if you’re having problems within your company and you’re having trouble pin-pointing the cause, there might be one other place you should look. Try taking a good look in the mirror, because sometimes […]

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RL09-17-14

The Mentor Checklist: 11 Must-Have Qualities

Research has shown over and over that people involved with a quality mentor do better in their careers – and personal lives – than those who go it alone, and that applies to everyone from school-age children to top business executives. Bottom line: purposefully seeking out advice and knowledge from others is one of the […]

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RL08-05-2014

Building a Work Environment that Inspires Creativity

Sometimes it’s easy to think that only a select few employees or teams need to be creative. But creativity in the workplace should go far beyond the artists and writers in a business. Being creative – thinking of something entirely new or finding a new way of doing things – is important to every department […]

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RL07-22-14

4 Ways to Hone Your Presentation Skills

The ability to give a great presentation is worth more than gold to business leaders or anyone who wants to progress in their career. In the Inc. article “7 Traits of Highly Effective Leaders,” three of the traits were closely linked with being a good speaker – communication, confidence, and the ability to inspire. Those […]

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RL05-07-13

Respect Goes Both Ways: Why Your Employees Have to Like You

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a skills gap happening out there. And, chances are, you have already felt, or soon will feel, its effects. According to education site noGRE.com, the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) defines a skills gap as “a significant gap between an organization’s current capabilities and the skills it […]

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RL10-01-13

Setting Goals Your Employees Can and Want to Achieve in 2014

There are two parts to being a successful business leader. One is having the ability to dream, imagine, and think ahead. The other is ensuring those dreams become reality by making a plan, setting goals, and consistently achieving those goals. Unfortunately, the second part seems to be the more difficult of the two. According to […]

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