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What’s the differentiator between good companies and great companies? Businesses are spinning up everyday and many of them are enduring success while others fold within the first few years. Some research suggest that nearly 50% of business startups will not make it past five years and 75% of business will close within ten years. What’s the make it or break it for a company? There are many schools of thought on how to run a

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What a weekend. It was like every brand wanted to provide me with a poor experience. In all fairness, I was a bit less patient than normal while I was in the process of moving but still… I wasn’t the only one experiencing poor service with a variety of major brands that we expect more out of. Friday morning, I woke up and had to purchase donuts for a group of people helping my family

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Managing Millennials: Help me now…

Posted on December 14, 2015
Category : Culture, leadership

I was driving home the other day contemplating a challenge a friend of mine was having in her current organization. She works for a small company of about fifty employees and was hired onto a management team of about eight people. She’s the only millennial on the management team and immediately experienced challenges fitting in with her managerial coworkers. She’s considered leaving multiple times to join organizations with a younger demographic just so she would

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Marketing experts were in a frenzy when the social media boom happened. Immediately, there was a new medium available for marketing that could allow them to broadcast to large groups in a relatively cost-efficient way. Millennials led the charge on broadcasting everything, and as marketers targeted millennials, they already were use to being bombarded with advertising. However, as times change, trends change, and generations’ change, we see a marketing shift once again. Unfortunately, many of

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What’s A Leader?

Posted on November 30, 2015
Category : Culture, leadership

I spent the last 2+ years studying leadership and management, learning from experts and case studies on what makes a great leader. Last week, I focused on your leadership style and developing a variety of leadership styles to suit your needs. Through all my studying, I’ve determined there is no one-way to lead. This week I finished reading Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath. A couple years ago, I read Strengths Finder 2.0 and took

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Understanding Your Leadership Style

Posted on November 23, 2015
Category : Culture, leadership

Traditionally, I do not get overly academia when it comes to my blogs. However, over the last couple months I’ve become more and more fascinated with the idea of understanding different leadership styles and discovering what leadership styles you utilize daily. Whether you’re in an executive role or lead by example as an employee of your organization, all of us utilize different characteristics of leadership to accomplish goals. Many experts have tried to define leadership

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