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Don’t skip this! Create Goals that You Can Actually Achieve

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Creating goals that have meaning “It’s just a goal.” That’s a phrase I’ve heard too many times when a business leader engages in a performance review with an employee or when companies embark on a corporate planning effort. Do they mean that a goal is more like a road sign, pointing the way without regard…

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Have You Created a Battle Plan – or is Hope your only Strategy?

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Most of us weren’t around during World War II … but D-Day was the largest amphibious invasion of all time. It involved over 250,000 troops and 15,000 ships landing along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast on June 6, 1944. Luck? Accident? … or the result of rigorous strategic planning and project management? Could…

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5 Powerful Concepts to Kickstart an Awesome 2015

Happy New Year 2015

  This year is YOUR YEAR. It’s a great time for renewal and for a fresh start … but don’t let yourself get bogged down by a bunch of new resolutions that you will most likely never keep. In fact, just embrace this simple mantra for 2015. Your Mantra for 2015 Be kind to one another. Embrace your colleagues….

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12 Holiday Morsels to Strengthen Your Business

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Yes, the holidays are here and already the list of things to do continues to grow – completing the annual budget, planning parties, visiting with friends, figuring out what to get who for when … and so it goes. Yet, my spirit remains strong, so I’ve prepared a menu of 12 holiday treats that I…

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