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Are poor communications sinking your team?

We all know that strong communications is important to effective team work. If you read through the description for any leadership position, I can almost guarantee it will include “strong written and oral communication skills.” And yet, poor communication is one … Continue reading

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Forest, meet trees: 5 ways to maintain your confidence despite setbacks

Even though we don’t always admit it, we all have big dreams. I’m privileged to work with people who have the courage to chase some of those dreams. As I ride shot-gun through their journey, I can’t help but notice that it … Continue reading

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Leadership: How good was your first time?

For many of us, our first foray into team leadership comes on a small project team or perhaps a volunteer committee. When this experience goes well, we seek additional, growing levels of leadership, which usually correspond to greater personal or professional success. But what about when that first leadership foray goes wrong? Continue reading

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Your marketing problems may not be marketing problems

I started this blog with a simple concept: Marketing is not the same for small businesses as it is for large. To support this discussion, I presented my top 10 list of small business marketing pitfalls: Misunderstanding the difference between … Continue reading

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Small business marketing is different

If you are a small business owner, at some point in time, you have had to acknowledge something obvious: Marketing is not the same for small businesses as it is for large. I’m sure you thought about all the extra … Continue reading

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