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Leadership for small business owners.
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Does Articulating Your Corporate Values Matter?

Does Articulating Your Corporate Values Matter? | Leading Your Business | Scoop.it

Corporate values are commonplace. They are stated on corporate literature and easily found on company websites so that visitors can get a sense of what is important to the organisation.  Stating values is also a way to shape internal stakeholders’ understanding  of the company and an attempt to influence their behaviours. 

 


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Begin by articulating your personal values.

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James D Johnson's curator insight, July 4, 2015 11:34 AM

Gallup reports employee engagement at 32% as an improvement, best since 2000!  Perhaps if organization leaders put more effort into reflecting on, communicating effectively and actually living the values they espouse.  People want to know that they are involved in something greater than themselves.  Corporate values, properly followed, lays the foundation for healthy cultures and higher performance.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 5, 2015 3:06 PM

Values are always more valuable when they are lived rather than relegated to a shelf for display.  Too many companies values are on shelves only.

Jill Pineault's curator insight, July 13, 2015 10:33 AM

Social Responsibility is a core value at Red Payments and we seek to attract talent with similar values.  Through donations to charities with each new merchant that is brought on and environmentally conscious to reduce carbon footprints are two of our main values.

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How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide

How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide | Leading Your Business | Scoop.it
Conventional thinking has suggested that leadership positions go to those who aggressively plan their careers with a keen eye for building the right skills to reach top jobs. Others believe that leaders are born, not made.

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7 Ways You Can Tap Into Your Inner Leader

7 Ways You Can Tap Into Your Inner Leader | Leading Your Business | Scoop.it
Being a leader doesn't mean managing people . You can lead yourself and even lead others without an official title. Instead of leadership falling on the shoulders of those with titles, what if each member ...
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Tom Peters has defined leadership as an ability to make people better than they believe they can be. This goes for your customers too.  Can your business make them better?

 

 

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Derek Sivers: How to start a movement | Video on TED.com

With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started.
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Want to turn your first customer into a crowd?  Nuture your first customer and treat them as an equal. 

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Making a Tough Decision? Ask These Five Questions First.

Making a Tough Decision? Ask These Five Questions First. | Leading Your Business | Scoop.it

When you're making a tough decision it's easy to let the wind take you for a ride. Try this instead.


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7 Unexpected Principles to Finding Your Most Productive Self | Leadership Think Tank

7 Unexpected Principles to Finding Your Most Productive Self | Leadership Think Tank | Leading Your Business | Scoop.it
“Either you run the day or the day runs you” - Jim Rohn Have you ever tried a productivity system like creating massive to-do lists, not-to-do lists,GTD, the 4-Hour Workweek …only to find out this doesn’t quite work for you?
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When you are doing it alone, it is important to identify and concentrate on the things that matter most. This ensures that you achieve the greatest benefit possible with the limited amount of time available to you.

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Entrepreneurs: You're More Important Than Your Business Plan

Entrepreneurs: You're More Important Than Your Business Plan | Leading Your Business | Scoop.it
When it comes to social ventures, talent matters more than strategy.
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