The Secret To Mastering Change: What An Injured Young Boy Taught Me

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What Makes Change An Easier Pill To Swallow?

I’m always amazed at the lessons life teaches us, often in the most unexpected ways.  Recently, an injured young boy taught me a lesson about how we successfully master change.

I had an upcoming speaking engagement to talk about the power of stories and how you can make an impact with your message through storytelling.  I was nervous.

Not about the speech I was going to...

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The Most Powerful Story You Can Tell Is Your Own

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Your Personal Story Has The Power To Heal, Influence, Engage & Inspire 

I recently attended Jeff Goins’ Tribe Writers conference in Nashville, TN and loved hearing storytelling coach, Marsha Shandur speak about the power of personal story.

You have a story inside you. Many stories, in fact.

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Taming Difficult Clients: 4 Ways To Protect Your Business And Your Sanity

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Can't Live With Them; Can't Live Without Them. Or Can You?

Difficult clients.  They deserve a sentence all by themselves.  These two words describe the type of clients that conjure strong feelings of frustration and regret for most business leaders.  And I would bet money that someone comes to your mind that fits this description.

Let’s face it, working with difficult clients is an inevitable part of doing business if...

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3 Tips For Leading Effective Organizational Change: Video Interview

Why Effective Organizational Change Matters More Than Ever Before

Today’s successful businesses are innovating faster than ever to stay ahead of the competition. Agile companies intelligently implement changes through shorter development cycles and then test, scale, and perfect products/offerings along the way.  By replacing the previous system of longer development cycles, businesses ensure that they are staying relevant with...

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5 Critical Disruptors to Successful Business Growth

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You’re ready to grow your business – maybe you’re planning to expand, add new services, or acquire some of your competition.  Either way, it's is a big shift that requires you to transform the way you do business today.  Are you ready?  Have you properly prepared for the change?  Do you know the five business transformational pitfalls that can derail your success?

Business Growth Doesn’t Come Without Growing...

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The Art And Science Of Innovation Through Test & Learn

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“The goal is not to conduct perfect experiments; it is to make better decisions.”  ~ Eric T. Anderson and Duncan Simester

If we knew exactly what our customers wanted, everyone could run a successful business.  But you already know it’s not that easy because customers’ wants and needs change with the wind.

There is a way to get closer to the heart of the matter, to better understand their deepest wants and desires. This requires a convergence of art,...

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The Torchbearer’s Toolkit: The Secret To Engaging Millennials

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Today’s top leaders know one question burns in the minds of every millennial 

You learned it when you were a child.  You have uttered it a thousand times since then.  It has shaped the person you are today.  Who you will become in the future.  Everything about you has evolved from the answers you received to this one simple question.

“Why?”

It’s easy to underestimate its power.  It’s such a small three letter...

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6 Profitable Ways To Identify Top Talent During The Interview

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Great Leaders Hire Great Talent

"I hire people brighter than me and I get out of their way."   ~Lee Iacocca

This is one common trait all great leaders share.  They know the best way to win in business is by hiring the best talent, and they’re not afraid to hire someone smarter than themselves. They know their people are one of their most important competitive advantages, so they hire smart and bring on top talent.  After all, it’s the people...

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The Secret Strategy of Transformational Leadership: How To Navigate Change That Sticks

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Navigating the seas of change requires a skilled captain at the helm of the ship.

If you run your own business, you’re already aware how fast you must adapt to changing markets, technology, and customer demands.  To do this successfully, you must be skilled at influencing change within your organization.  Business transformation requires leaders to inspire and influence employees and key stakeholders to actively engage them...

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Six Competitive Advantages That Protect Long-Term Market Share And Profits

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What’s Protecting Your Castle?

A little competition is a healthy thing. But it can be costly and disastrous without a moat to protect “the castle.” As a business owner, you’re already aware that it takes a strong competitive advantage to survive in today’s ever-evolving market. But are you clear on what differentiates your business from the competition? Are you poised for long-term growth? How you handle competition can be a direct link to the success or...

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