Engage Your Enthusiasm

It seems that we’re supposed to be enthusiastic about everything these days. Social media posts show smiling people doing wonderful things, all day every day. But, realistically, a person can’t be enthusiastic about everything. Some days we have a hard time being enthusiastic about anything. Without getting overly philosophical, we really ought to be able […]

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Risk Being Innovative

Leadership requires bold thinking and a willingness to disrupt the status quo, even when things seem to be going smoothly. Not every innovation works out, of course, but failure to innovate creates stagnation, and stagnation leads to reduced market share and, ultimately, failure. It’s crucial that you support visionary ideas and put them to work. […]

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Keeping Up with Industry and Market Insights

It may seem that there aren’t enough hours in the day to complete the tasks that absolutely have to be done, much less find the time to scan social media or gather marketplace information about emerging trends. And yet, successful executives regularly find the time and energy to exactly that. They keep up with trends […]

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Don’t Be Intimidated by Data

Everyone knows that a business succeeds or fails based on its bottom line. It’s surprising, then, how many leaders are uncomfortable looking at spreadsheets, graphs, and other metrics of profitability. Being able to gather the appropriate data and understand what it means are critical skills of effective executives. Failure to consider financial and operational data will […]

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How Effective Leaders Navigate Internal Politics

Internal politics can be difficult and painful to navigate, especially when issues blow up seemingly from nowhere. In this situation, leaders may find themselves wondering “What went wrong? How did I miss this? What do I do now?” Of course, the best thing to do is to be aware of situations before they blow up and, […]

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