Category: Leadership

2020 – A Year of Learning for All Businesses

Posted by Steve BradyPosted on Leadership

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2020 brought about a lot of unprecedented issues for businesses of all sizes. Running your business in the midst of a global pandemic can really throw a wrench in your plans for financial success. As the year inches closer to a close, there are some very important lessons business owners will take into account for future planning. Believe in what … Read More

Why Having a Good Work and Life Balance is so Important

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Leadership

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “The average American works 44 hours per week, or 8.8 hours per day.” With so much of our daily lives spent at our places of employment, it is important to make sure we keep a healthy balance for our own health and the health of those around us. Fewer Health Issues Work can … Read More

How to Provide Feedback that will be Appreciated

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Leadership

2020-10-20

Constructive criticism is important to learn and grow as an individual. This also applies to your work life. It’s easy to give positive feedback like, “great work!” but it can be a lot more difficult to provide constructive feedback. A lot of factors contribute to how employees respond to your feedback. Keep reading to learn how to provide feedback that … Read More

Tips on Being a Confident Public Speaker

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Leadership

2020-10-01

According to the National Social Anxiety Center, “The fear of public speaking is the most common phobia ahead of death, spiders, or heights. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that public speaking anxiety, or glossophobia, affects about 73% of the population.” Public speaking can be difficult to master, especially if you are a more anxious person. With patience and … Read More

Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

Posted by Steve BradyPosted on Leadership

2020-09-28

Even in the most successful of workplaces, situations can arise that call for a much-needed conversation with employees. “At small companies, relationships can be generally more intensive (you spend a lot of time with a small number of colleagues!) and that can make it harder to create the space and time for difficult conversations and sharing tough feedback.” Says Toby … Read More

Successfully Shaping Company Culture

Posted by Rachel HauckPosted on Leadership

2020-09-15

The modern workplace is a culmination of all ages, genders, races, and religions. With such a diverse workforce, it is important that your business operates in an inclusive and positive manner. The main way to set the tone for your business is by establishing a positive company culture. Company culture can be defined as, “a set of shared values, goals, … Read More

How to Lead a Successful Virtual Meeting

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Leadership

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2020 has been a year of change for a lot of us. We have all had to change a lot of our daily routines and habits. Our kids are going to school online, and our kitchen tables have become our new office. In such unprecedented times, we still need to keep things as normal as possible. Business meetings are a … Read More

Multi Generations in the Workplace

Posted by Luke BradyPosted on Leadership

2020-08-19 (1)

The current retirement age in the United States is 67 years old. Also, in the USA, you can begin working at age 14 (or 16 depending on the state.) This means there can be as many as 5 different generations of people working in the same workplace at one point in time. It is important to learn the differences and … Read More

Reasons to Have a Mentor to Guide Your Success as a Leader

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Leadership

2020-07-23

When you first start down your career path, it can easily become overwhelming without proper guidance. Having someone there who has traveled down the same path before you can prove to be valuable in your personal and professional life. Continue reading to learn more reasons having a mentor may be a smart choice for you.  Motivation Having a mentor is … Read More

The Importance of Leading by Example

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Leadership

2020-07-13 (1)

You can tell your employees what to do until you are blue in the face, but if you aren’t practicing what you are preaching, your team may not respond well. You are the main example for your employees, so it is absolutely crucial that you lead by example. Creating Cohesiveness If you want your team to follow procedures or do … Read More

Why Regular Training is Important to Your Organization

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Leadership, Operations & Processes, Recruitment & Retention

2020-07-13

Children are not the only people who are capable of obtaining new knowledge. It is important to learn new things every day, whether it be for your own personal enrichment, or to help move you forward in your career. This is an idea that you should share with your employees every day. Keep reading to learn more about the importance … Read More

Why Saying ‘No’ Is An Important Aspect Of Business Growth

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Leadership

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When you first start out, telling someone “no” may terrify you. I think Warren Buffett said it best, “Really successful people say no to almost everything.” There are many reasons why sometimes saying “no” is the best move for you and your business. Prioritization A large number of business owners share the common fear of “missing out” on a good … Read More