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How to Create the Right Goals for the New Year

As the calendar turns to a new year, millions of business professionals create new personal and organizational goals to strive for during the next 12 months. However, though many pursue new goals, few actually achieve them. According to a study, 60% of people create resolutions for the new year, yet only 8% are successful in […]

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Setting Goals in the Wake of a Tumultuous Year

Saying this year didn’t go exactly as planned may be the understatement of 2020. Businesses that made bull-market goals and optimistic development plans had to reevaluate their vision for the year, even to the point of having a plan just to maintain some sense of normalcy within their organization. (more…)

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The Eisenhower Matrix: Important vs. Urgent

Effective time allocation is one of the most important aspects of running a successful business. However, when delegating tasks, it can be difficult to determine how much time is needed, as well as how much time should be warranted to ensure a high level of team productivity. To best understand what tasks to put at […]

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The Cost of Inaction

One of the biggest fears keeping leaders from taking a step forward is the fear of making the wrong decision, causing many to opt out of making a decision altogether. The simple truth about “opting out” is it’s just as much of a decision as choosing one of the options at hand. And as many […]

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Maintaining Morale with a Remote Workforce

There has been a monumental shift in the past month on how companies conduct business. Brick-and-mortars have closed their doors and opened virtually. Traditional businesses are trading in the suit and tie for home offices and video conferencing. Whether your organization was ready or not, this global pandemic has forced the workplace to adapt, for […]

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Avoiding Burnout: A Healthy Personal Life Can Ensure Emotional Longevity at Work

Sometimes our home lives can be at odds with our work lives. And, though it may seem no matter how hard we try, the stress and struggles of daily life can still seep into the office and affect our work. According to a study by Bensinger, DuPont & Associates, 47% of workers say problems and […]

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Holiday Hustle: How to Maintain Focus at Year End

The holiday season is a time of family, friends, generosity, and thankfulness. The yuletide offers a chance for us to be full of cheer and embrace the magic of the season. But for so many of us, this time of year coincides with a Santa-sized mixed bag full of everything from year-end deadlines to project […]

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Reevaluating Success When Annual Goals Aren’t Met

As the year comes to a close, businesses will take time to review the goals set the previous year and analyze how they fared. They will have the opportunity to look back on the past 12 months to celebrate their greatest achievements. And while taking an inventory of what went right this year is important […]

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Leading by the Numbers: What Your Enneagram Says About You as a Leader (Type 1: The Reformer)

Leading by the Numbers is a nine-part series. Understanding your strengths and weaknesses as a leader is imperative to not only leading others, but also leading yourself effectively. But the make-up of great leaders doesn’t just lay in the balance on the pros and cons scale, it is the amalgamation of intricate character traits and […]

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Engage to Produce: Increase Productivity, Not Hours

As businesses look for innovative ways to maintain a competitive advantage in productivity, it’s also important to watch for signs of burnout and stress among your employees. Increased workloads often lead to increased hours in the office, which could have an unwanted, reverse effect on productivity. According to a study by Cornerstone, 68% of employees […]

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