Tag: management

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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Are Leadership and Management Really that Different?

~By K. Sunshine Steward~ “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” ~Peter Drucker Many would debate the idea that leadership and management are distinctively different, however they seem to entwine with one another, causing us to mirror our own actions and ask ourselves, “Are we…
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Find an Extra 1-2 Hours to Accomplish More Every Day With These Tricks

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   What would an extra hour or two every day do for your business? What would you be able to accomplish that you just aren’t able to on a normal basis? Would you reach your weekly goals that you just can’t seem to meet every week? Here are some easy ways to gain time…
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How Do You Deal With Tragedy?

It was a tough week to be a Canadian last week. On Monday, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was struck by a hit and run driver in a targeted attack. On Wednesday, Corporal Nathan Cirillo was gunned down in cold blood as he stood guard at the National War Memorial at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Canadians…
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Leadership Has Different Meanings

It is interesting to see how much the term “leadership” is used these days.  Eagle Scouts, and Girl Scout Gold Awards are leadership projects.  Clubs try to teach leadership, and Ravenscroft has started a phenomenal program to teach and instill leadership in the kids that go there.  But with all of that, I think that…
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The Fatal Mistake Many People Make

I’ve had plenty of time watching new people in jobs over time, and it’s always interesting to see how they approach their jobs.  Many times, though, I see people who have huge goals, and they would like to achieve those goals yesterday.  The problem is that they fail to plan for exactly how much hard…
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Stay Professional No Matter What

There are going to be plenty of times in our professional (and personal) lives where people are really going to annoy us, and royally piss us off.  Sometimes, it’s enough to make you quit your job, and other times you just dig in your heels and stay.  You may be on your way out of…
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Taking Girl Scout Cookies To The Next Level

My daughters once again outdid themselves selling cookies this year.  The total number of cookies sold by the two of them (including gluten free cookies, which didn’t count towards their official totals) was 7195.  One of them sold 6115, and her official total was 4750.  The other one sold “only” 1080 boxes.  They both reached…
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7 Tips for Managing Text Messages

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ The sheer number of text messages we get in a single day can be mind-boggling. Back and forth – Do this! Hey, did you remember that? What’s for dinner? Who’s going to pick up the kids. Beep.. Beep.. Another text, and another! They keep adding up. You can’t control how many…
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Think Before You Hit Send

In an article about maintaining a professional attitude at work, the first thing I mentioned is that you should think before you hit send on emails, texts, or making phone calls.  Communication can be really tough, as intention can’t always be read, and when you throw in time and distance from the person you are…
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