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Can you choose your business culture? — SBR Members Site

Can you choose your business culture? — SBR Members Site | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
There is always a culture in your business. It's how your employees interact with each other and with the clients. If you don't choose your culture, i
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There needs to be a balance between the values and the business needs to make a culture strong.

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I’m not Hemmingway – Storytelling — SBR Members Site

I’m not Hemmingway – Storytelling  — SBR Members Site | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
Sometimes it's difficult to find a way to tell people about your business. They don't want to hear about the great sales you are doing, or your five y
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Storytelling is a powerful tool for engaging people in your business.

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Diplomacy and The Customer Experience — SBR Members Site

Diplomacy and The Customer Experience — SBR Members Site | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
It doesn't matter whether you run a B2B or a B2C you have customers. We were talking this week about the customer experience and realized that there w
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Diplomacy can teach entrepreneurs lessons about customer service.

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Are you riding the wave? — SBR Members Site

Are you riding the wave? — SBR Members Site | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
In today's rapidly changing environment it can be hard to understand when you need to change and when you need to go to a niche. Elena and I were talk
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It can be hard to know when you need to change and when you need to hold the line. Being alert to more than just the sales pipeline is a way to thrive.

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Innovation is the easiest thing you’ll do — SBR Members Site

Innovation is the easiest thing you’ll do — SBR Members Site | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
So, clearly, that's not true. Innovation is often the hardest thing you do. Looking at the obstacles can help you be more successful in your efforts.
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Thinking about overcoming obstacles can actually make them disappear.

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Do You Have The Mindset for Business? — SBR Members Site

Do You Have The Mindset for Business?  — SBR Members Site | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
As entrepreneurs we're a varied bunch. We run businesses that range from a single owner operator all the way up to global corporations. The people run
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Thinking like a business owner is a tricky balance.

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Continuous Improvement takes commitment — SBR Members Site

Continuous Improvement takes commitment — SBR Members Site | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
Any business that takes on a process improvement effort is facing a challenge. Elena and I were talking about why it is so hard to keep improving the
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It all sounds great when you start on a continuous improvement project, but it takes commitment and perseverance to keep at it,

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Project Management and Productivity - Training & Consulting

Project Management and Productivity - Training & Consulting | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
Sometimes you don't need to have a project to get things done. To make sure you gain improvement over time, project management methodologies are vital.
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Success comes from applying the best of a variety of disciplines to a problem. Project Management can be a useful tool in all areas of business.

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Corporate culture and change | Small Business Rocks

Corporate culture and change | Small Business Rocks | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
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Change management is always a challenge. When it comes to culture, it gets more tricky.

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Team Burnout 5 tips on avoiding the pain - Training & Consulting

Team Burnout 5 tips on avoiding the pain - Training & Consulting | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
Team burnout, like jet lag, lingers on after you've done all the acknowledgement and celebrating. Here are 5 tips to help you deal with the fallout.
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When people are super productive to meet a goal, they sometimes need more than just a 'good job' and pat on the back.

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Success Measures - include values

Success Measures - include values | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
When starting on a new project or venture, it's important to set measures of success. Setting wide and deep measures can result in lasting success.
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Measuring more than just the bottom line can be tricky, but it's a long term action that will produce results.

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Burnout: the bane of the driven entrepreneur | Small Business Rocks

Burnout: the bane of the driven entrepreneur | Small Business Rocks | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
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Everyone has their favorite tip for dealing with burnout. This is a great list of signs you need to reach out.

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Change can it be controlled? | Small Business Rocks

Change can it be controlled? | Small Business Rocks | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
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Change is constant, even in change management theory.

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Your Strategy – does it need a refresh? — SBR Members Site

Your Strategy – does it need a refresh? — SBR Members Site | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
Sometimes entrepreneurs think that putting together a strategy is a one time activity. The problem is that the market changes, and your customers' exp
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Strategy is not just a set it and forget it thing.

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Starting Your Day: energizing or draining? — SBR Members Site

Starting Your Day: energizing or draining? — SBR Members Site | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
No matter how much we love our business, some days are just a drain on the energy we need to be successful. Elena and I were talking this week about h
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The right routine can prepare you for anything the day brings.

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Managing Change is Impossible — SBR Members Site

Managing Change is Impossible — SBR Members Site | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
So, yes, the title is true. You can't usually manage change, it tends toward the chaotic, and is often imposed on people or a business. Much like stre
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Change is a challenge for small business owners as much as for large corporations.

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The most important marketing decision you can make — SBR Members Site

The most important marketing decision you can make — SBR Members Site | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
Marketing is one of those things that we all have to do, but it gets hard to stay excited, engaged, and focused over time. In fact, we think the three
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Marketing is hard, but it doesn't have to be confusing.

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Do you commit bad management? — SBR Members Site

Do you commit bad management? — SBR Members Site | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
Sometimes the best thing about being an entrepreneur is that you can do what you think it best for the business. That's often the biggest problem too.
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Committing bad management can cost you your reputation. Tips to manage people well.

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Public impressions – you are what you post — SBR Members Site

Public impressions – you are what you post — SBR Members Site | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
It's summer and most people are taking a break of some kind. At the beach, at the cabin, just relaxing, and letting the batteries recharge. For busine
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Finding a way to align your business with your values can be the best way to build your tribe.

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Trying to integrate leadership lessons? | Small Business Rocks

Trying to integrate leadership lessons? | Small Business Rocks | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
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It's hard to avoid turning leadership wisdom into sound bites. If you are struggling to help people to understand your new direction, try these tips.

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Do you trust enough to delegate? - Training & Consulting

Do you trust enough to delegate? - Training & Consulting | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
Delegation can be your most powerful tool if you do it right. It takes trust and strong leadership to let someone take on a delegated task.
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It's hard sometimes to see the benefit of delegating work. But in the long run, you get further with help.

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Questions: there's a right way to ask them

Questions: there's a right way to ask them | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
Asking questions is a skill. For anyone it's a critical skill. It's not just about asking questions, it's about asking the right questions in the right way.
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When you ask questions, you aren't just looking for an answer, but for the right answer. Here are some tips for asking the right question.

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Leaders need to ask the right questions | Small Business Rocks

Leaders need to ask the right questions | Small Business Rocks | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
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We don't always think about how we phrase a question. It does make a difference.

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Re-imagine Risk: 5 Characteristics of Innovative Organizations

Re-imagine Risk: 5 Characteristics of Innovative Organizations | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
Major General James "Spider" Marks (R) discusses the characteristics that define innovative organizations and how to re-imagine risk and accelerate innovation.
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A good list of actionable tips for leaders who want to facilitate innovation.

 

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Communication by phone: 5 steps to making it effective.

Communication by phone: 5 steps to making it effective. | Tips for leaders | Scoop.it
Communication is one of those things in life that no one can perfect. It needs to be constantly assessed and improved. Here are 5 tips for improving yours.
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The challenge faced by many people running conference calls is the lack of non-verbal clues. Here are 5 tips to make the conference call more effective despite the lack of face time.

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