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    • 10 Jun

      How Leadership Development Can Help Your Organization Achieve Success

      Seventy-five years ago, the Allies successfully organized and launched the largest armada in the history of the world in what has come to be remembered as the D-Day Invasion. Operation Overlord was a vast and complex military campaign, and its objective was the successful invasion of German-occupied France via the beaches of Normandy. General Dwight D. Eisenhower of the United States commanded the Allied forces, and he was seconded by General Bernard Montgomery of Great Britain. Of course, many other commanders, admirals, and officers from various branches of service and various countries coordinated with these two men to achieve victory in penetrating Hitler’s Atlantic Wall, hastening the decline and fall of the Nazi Third Reich. All of these men grew in their roles as military leaders through years of fighting.  ...Read More

    • 01 Jun

      Leadership Lessons from LeBron James

      When Jim Brown and the rest of the Cleveland Browns walked off the field of Cleveland Municipal Stadium after defeating Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore Colts for the NFL Championship on December 27, 1964, nobody knew that it would be nearly fifty-two years before a major professional sports franchise in Cleveland won another title.  ...Read More

    • 18 May

      Three Ways to Become a More Productive Person

      We live in a busy time.  Because of advances in technology and transportation, today it is possible to see and do more things in the course of a day than our ancestors could have ever dreamed of a century or two ago.  While modern innovations have made many things easier to do, they have not necessarily lessened the amount of stress we experience in our lives because obligations and challenges seem to come at us more quickly than ever.  ...Read More

    • 06 May

      Leadership Tips: 5 Steps to Reduce Workplace Drama

      Things happen. Changes in personnel, restructuring, and other shakeups can cause anxiety and discontentment within teams or throughout an entire organization. Sometimes this can bring out the drama king or queen in staff members. And while briefly venting frustration is a normal part of life, long term dramatic behavior can deplete energy and cause problems for an organization if left unchecked. ...Read More

    • 04 Apr

      Five Ways to Develop a Winning Business Team

      The Final Four is set. The Michigan State Spartans defeated Duke University to capture the last regional championship and secure their place in the national semifinals with the other regional champions in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Michigan State, Texas Tech, Virginia, and Auburn will compete in the semifinals this weekend, with two of those teams vying for the national championship shortly thereafter in the single-elimination tournament that many sports enthusiasts view as the greatest athletic tournament in the world.  ...Read More

    • 19 Mar

      Tips for Getting (and Keeping) Your Small Business Off the Ground

      Being a manager, business owner, and business coach/consultant for the past thirty five years has taught me a lot! Starting up and maintaining a business is a challenge, even for many seasoned entrepreneurs, which is why the majority of businesses fail in their first year. Challenging…but possible with the right tools.  ...Read More

    • 25 Feb

      The Achiever Pre-Employment Assessment: What Business Owners Should Know

      Hiring the wrong people can wreak havoc on an organization in more ways than one. From a financial standpoint, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the price tag for a bad hire is around 30% of that person’s first-year earnings. Bad hires can cost a larger company millions of dollars in losses each year. For a small business, hiring the wrong person can threaten its very existence.  ...Read More

    • 18 Jan

      Sales Training Provides a Competitive Edge

      Sales are the lifeblood of a corporation, so salespeople play a vital role in keeping businesses alive. As a company's representatives to the outside world, the sales staff is responsible for acquiring and maintaining a loyal customer base by presenting information about products and services in a helpful, knowledgeable way. Therefore, salespeople in essence function as entrepreneurial ambassadors. They need to have strong interpersonal communication skills along with a thorough understanding of effective sales techniques and the ability to productively analyze data and make adjustments.  ...Read More

    • 28 Dec

      Five Tips for Avoiding Bad Hires in 2019

      A new year is almost upon us, and it will be full of new challenges and achievements. As the year ends, some market indexes have fallen into a bear market while others threaten to follow. Political gridlock in Washington has resulted in a partial government shutdown, and international trade tensions continue to run high. Yet despite all this, there are still many indicators pointing to a fundamentally strong economy here in the United States.  ...Read More

    • 23 Nov

      Pilgrims and Progress: Practical Pointers from Puritan Predecessors

      Another Thanksgiving just passed here in the United States. Millions gathered with family and friends to enjoy time together and give thanks for the blessings in their lives. Americans have much for which to be grateful, including the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy in this great nation. The history of Thanksgiving is closely tied to the history of the people who began laying the foundations of our prosperous country and way of life, and there are many practical lessons we can learn from these people that will help us find success in our current vocations. Let's focus on four important leadership lessons we can take away from the first Puritan settlers to arrive in North America and how these lessons can be applied in today's business world. ...Read More