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Creating a Key Performance Indicators Dashboard: Setting KPIs

Running a business requires nearly obscene amounts of work, flexibility, and organization. That’s why it’s a stressful waste of time and resources to try to measure, track, and analyze every quantifiable piece of data that comes across your desk. Instead, setting up a key performance indicators (KPI) dashboard can clarify your goals and, even better, ...
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3 Metrics that Propel Business Value Growth

When you consider how to accelerate business value growth, there are innumerable factors that play a role. While you may have an idea about the tangible things, like profit margins and capital, there are intangible assets to consider.  To a small business owner, the value of their company is much greater than the sum of its ...
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Small Business Leadership Training for Future Leaders

Whether you’re looking towards a distant future or preparing for an upcoming transition out of your small business, the thought of leaving all of your hard work in the hands of someone new can cause a lot of anxiety and a lot of questions.Where are you going to find the talent? What if you have ...
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3 Tips for Making the Best of CEO Roundtable Groups

Being a CEO puts you in a unique position within your company. While most of your coworkers have peers to seek out for guidance, advice, and relatability, there are few people who understand your experiences or have the knowledge to offer workable advice. That can lead to feelings of isolation, leaving you to solve difficult ...
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What Does It Take to Be an Effective Manager?

Every leader who is passionate about their craft, their career, and the people they lead wants to be an effective manager. They want to be efficient and reliable, to inspire and teach, to encourage and help their team grow. While it’s true that some people seem to be born with the charisma and leadership skills ...
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Selling Your Business? Start with a Business Handover Checklist

For many business owners, the idea of passing the reins of their business onto someone new is scary, overwhelming, and even a bit bittersweet. On the other side of that, though, many buyers are experiencing their own anxieties about taking the helm. A business handover checklist can help both parties approach the sale with more ...
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Myers-Briggs and Leadership Growth, Part II

Last week, we talked about the general idea behind the Myers-Briggs test, including the different parts of the personality and the strengths that each category brings to an individuals personal leadership growth experience. Today, we’ll look more specifically at each type and how they function as leaders in a business setting.  Why is this valuable information? ...
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Myers-Briggs and Leadership Growth, Part I

The Myers-Briggs test is probably one of the most well-known personality assessments available, and it’s no surprise why. Not only does it help you understand yourself both personally and professionally, but it can also provide some key insights into your leadership growth potential.  The Connection Between Myers-Briggs and Leadership Growth Created by Katharine Cook Briggs and her ...
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Going Global: The Relationship Between Business and Cultures

Accepting a business card with both hands. Bypassing punctuality. Agreeing to a binding contract by accepting a drink. Across the world, the relationship between business and cultures can be a pretty challenging set of skills to acquire, especially in places that have much different practices than our own. Yet, as the world becomes more globalized, ...
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3 Key Objectives for Leadership Goal Setting

You’ll often see advice on which leadership goals you should set, like increasing team communication, motivating sales staff, or engaging in more networking events. While, of course, this advice is important and well-intentioned, even the best goals will stall out if you don’t know why you’re working towards them. That’s why understanding the objectives for ...