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May

06

2015
Responsibility vs. Accountability – What’s The Difference?

Responsibility vs. Accountability – What’s The Difference?

By Kristen McAlister This is usually the first question asked when I start talking about processes and procedures with companies. Initially, when a company is starting up, it doesn’t matter as much. As the owner and first one or two employees, you are both responsible and accountable for everything. But at what point does the difference between these become important to you and why? As...

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Apr

14

2015
Top 3 Things That Keep Business Leaders Up At Night

Top 3 Things That Keep Business Leaders Up At Night

Leaders often face business challenges that require more than a quick-fix meeting or phone call. In all honesty, those challenges keep business leaders up at night. Issues like potential declining profit margins or sales, non-performing employees, and finding (and keeping) the right talent aren’t always solvable “problems” but more like ever expanding puzzles that require constant attention. So when we hear The National Sleep Foundation...

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Apr

14

2015
Team Roles and Responsibilities – Let Them Own It!

Team Roles and Responsibilities – Let Them Own It!

Contributed By: Kristen McAlister Most business owners see their company as unique. Whether it is the industry, the product, the culture or the business challenges. Though I can often be swayed in the first two categories, it is rare that someone can convince me that their business challenges are unique. If you have ever felt alone and frustrated with the way your business is operating,...

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Mar

13

2015
The Five Business Challenges That Keep a CEO Up at Night

The Five Business Challenges That Keep a CEO Up at Night

The National Sleep Foundation says that adults need about seven hours of sleep a night in order to feel rested. However, when you’re a CEO, sleep isn’t always on the agenda. For example, take Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat. One of the most renowned automotive executives in the world, Sergio works on four hours of sleep a night, which isn’t an altogether uncommon practice for...

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Mar

22

2013

Leadership Styles for 2013 and Beyond

Contributed by Robert M. Donnelly It’s a fact that technology is allowing companies to increase profitability with fewer and fewer employees. Corporate earnings have risen at an annualized rate of 20.1 percent since the end of 2008. However, disposable income only grew 1.4 percent annually for the same period. Not only is the U.S. government now being forced to eliminate jobs in 2013, but sequestration...

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Mar

18

2013

How Can Family-Owned Businesses Incentivize Non-family Executives?

Contributed by Bill Morris   Before any incentive program is put in place, I think it’s important to determine which one of the “eight-motivational” categories the executive is in. Motivational DNA or–Drives/Needs/Awards- formula will then help direct the proper incentive. For example, the AWARDS- for some might be “internal”—needing a “pat on the back”—or for others- “external”—needing a bigger paycheck. To help companies make the...

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Feb

25

2013

Leadership in the Age of Globalization: The Global Mindset

Read More ArticlesLike This Request a Meeting with a Subject Matter Expert on This Topic Contributed by Jack S. Katz Albert Einstein was right when he said: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”  Our business leaders should have been aware of the warning signs over the last thirty years of the drastic changes in...

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Feb

25

2013

Personal Branding for CEOs

Contributed by Robert M. Donnelly As I explain in my new book, Personal Brand Planning for Life, personal branding is a process of self-discovery and using the results of that analysis to create an image of yourself that captures the essence and marketability of you. The goal of personal branding is to develop a persona that builds equity with a particular audience. In the case...

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