Zen Conflict Resolution

Published on February 26, 2017 by in Leadership, productivity

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1. Accept that conflict is a natural part of life. “Why can’t we all just get along?” is a nice sentiment, but in reality, people have different ways of approaching work, challenges and relationships. When these approaches are out of sync, conflict arises. It is unrealistic to try to erase disagreements completely from your workplace. […]

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Feeling Gratitude & Not Expressing It?

Published on February 26, 2017 by in Leadership

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“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward In a recent article on 99u, Carmen Hagen, Head of Brand Strategies for Adobe, talked about how the secret to an efficient team is gratitude. Carmen states that while most people agree that gratitude leads to success, […]

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Get Out of Your Goals Rut!

Published on February 6, 2016 by in Leadership, productivity

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I recently ran across this article on the Forbes site, written by Debra DePietro. It’s easy to forget these basic tenets for success and this is a great reminder! Cheers, Marcia We live in an immediate gratification kind of society. If we want a cup of coffee, we drive through Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. So […]

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“Social media is either a time-wasting, wool-gathering, yak-shaving waste of effort or, perhaps, just maybe, it’s a crack in the wall between you and the rest of the world. It’s a choice… up to you. If you’re keeping score of how many followers you have, how many comments you get or how big your online […]

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Ivy Ledbetter Lee is considered by some to be the founder of modern public relations. He is responsible for the first press release and is considered the father of PR. He worked closely with the Rockefeller family to grow their businesses. Here is the Ivy Lee method for getting things done. Who knew it could […]

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Your focus from minute-to-minute every day is what builds your day. The productivity of your every day makes up the productivity of your week. Adopt these simple habits to increase your personal effectiveness and professional presence. Watch your productivity skyrocket and the frenzy plunge.  Working harder and running faster doesn’t lead to higher productivity! 1. […]

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Accountability always becomes important once the company is on the rocks. As a small business owner or entrepreneur, real accountability comes from you. You are the engine behind your own accountability and fostering accountability in your team. Here are some ways to foster a positive atmosphere of accountability: Ask questions; stress inquiry. We know that it […]

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We all want to get things done, and if you are a small business owner or entrepreneur, you are likely trying to fit more into your days than most people, with all of the responsibility and risk on your shoulders. Instead of asking yourself how to get more done, why not focus on the habits […]

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It’s impossible to grow a business with just one person. You can’t do it all, and learning to embed resources and powerful partnerships into your organization is critical. For example, M. Young & Associates, Inc. and its main custom publication grew by leaps and bounds in the first four years. The first two years were […]

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Leverage Risk & Uncertainty

Published on September 24, 2013 by in entrepreneur, Leadership, Small Business

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If you are a small business owner, you are familiar with risk. How you feel about and handle uncertainty can either help you manage your business or make you dive into fear (which sometimes precipitates failure). Research has proven that we are all hardwired to have an aversion to risk. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) shows […]

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