Tag: leadership

Girl Scout Cookie Time

It is Girl Scout Cookie Season once again in North Carolina.  It’s the time of year when my daughters go bonkers selling cookies, along with thousands of other girls across the state.  What is important about the program isn’t just the cookies- although those are tasty too- is so many of the lessons that the…
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Leading Employees Through Interpersonal Conflict

Not everyone gets along all the time. This is especially true during times of high stress, which can turn minor differences of opinion into full-blown arguments and trigger all sorts of stress reactions. High-stress situations and conflicts can also bring to the surface underlying biases and unpleasant reactions to women in positions of authority. Because…
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5 Tips on How to Become a Leader in College

Some people say that you have to be born a leader because you need certain inherent personal qualities to know how to lead others. In this blog, we will try to prove the opposite because each person can become a leader if he or she follows exact rules and wants to be the pacemaker wholeheartedly.…
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How to Maximize Your Chances of Reaching Upper Management

~by Anica Oaks~ . Job promotion is seldom an easy and never an automatic process. Even years of hard work at the same company doesn’t guarantee advancement. Past research has revealed that while external hires made 18% more than internal promotions, they were 61% more likely to be fired. But there are some paths for…
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4 Tips for Identifying and Bringing on Top Talent & Getting Them Up to Speed

Your business is only as effective as your employees. That means the hiring and onboarding process is an enormous contributing factor to the success of your business. If you’ve ever felt lost during the hiring process or that your onboarding strategy isn’t supplying your business with the staff you need, when you need it, it’s…
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4 Easy Steps to Becoming a True Business Leader

~by Rachelle Wilber~ . Becoming a leader in your business and industry is much easier than it may seem. The qualities of a true leader are actually present in a very small percentage of business people, making your rise to the top simple and natural. While some people simply are not cut out to be…
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4 Ways to Listen to Your Customer

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ When learning the lessons of becoming an entrepreneur, one of the most important is how to listen to your customers’ wants and needs. Listening to your customers can transform your business, but how do you get started with what can be such a difficult lesson to learn?   Listening to your…
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Setting SMART Goals for Your Business

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   If you’ve set a goal and aren’t specific about how you will achieve it… then it’s just a wish, and likely to never be accomplished. The S.M.A.R.T. method is an acronym to help with setting and achieving goals in business of specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. It takes goals…
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10 Tips for Getting More Clients

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ I think that just about every business needs more clients. I know mine does, and I’m sure that yours does too if you’re a business owner. Think about where your clients are coming from, and work the most profitable ones. I’m going to make the possibly erroneous assumption here that you’re…
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Are You a Believer?

 ~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Do you believe in what you’re doing? Do you believe in your career? In your business? If the answer is “yes”, then great! If the answer is “no”, then we need to have a serious heart to heart. Seriously, talk to yourself. In a quiet room, think about what you’re doing,…
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