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Small Companies Need Clear Values

Small Companies Need Clear Values

Springtime reminds me of fruit trees and the power of values-driven companies - or more accurately - the cost of NOT being one. Small companies often think they don’t need to bother with things like mission and values - that those are things for large companies. Big...

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Vision and Execution Are Not Sequential

Vision and Execution Are Not Sequential

One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is moving from vision to execution as though it’s a linear process. The widely held assumption is they are two ends of a spectrum: Vision is about planning. Execution is about action. The truth is: Vision requires action to be...

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The Power of an Emergent Network

The Power of an Emergent Network

Last week several of us launched a social media driven fundraiser for our friend and colleague Jamie Showkeir who is courageously facing ALS. In just one week we sailed past our goal and raised over $60,000! I am thrilled for my friend, and it has reaffirmed my belief...

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Are You Compromising Your Future?

Guest Post by Frank Sonnenberg For some folks in the business world, living in the “here and now” means seeking instant gratification. So they request favors five minutes into a new relationship, hold “fire sales” rather than building customer loyalty, and bark orders...

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4 Tips to Cultivate Resiliency Before You Need It

Guest post by Eileen McDargh If there's one thing you can count on, it's that at some point this year, you will need to be resilient - whether pushed by pain or pulled by possibilities. Resiliency has become an important life skill. So why wait until you're in a...

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