Why Writing Still Matters

Writing is a dying art. I hear that all the time, but it’s not true.
The written word is still a very critical part of everyday communication. We send emails, we post Facebook updates and we answer text messages. We also draft blogs, produce annual reports and create “catchy” language for billboards.
That’s writing. It’s not a dying art; it’s an evolving one.

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The key to business development in a B2B world

It’s not what you know but who you know.

We’ve all heard it before but I believe the old adage – especially in the business-to-business world – should say, “It’s what you know and who you know.”

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Three ways to engage your community

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when you try to get involved in your community? Do you feel like there are so many worthy causes to support that you couldn’t possibly choose just one? Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

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Leadership traits to hold on to

I am passionate about leadership. About being a leader and helping others be the best leader they can be. The Harvard Business Review recently posted an article entitled Three Leadership Traits that Never Go Out of Style. What most intrigued me about this article is that the author reflected on leadership traits he learned as a child.

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Community Relations – A two-way benefit for our society

Community Relations is a two-way benefit for our society.

Those who participate in community relations gain the benefit of giving back to their community, while those who are on the receiving end are better off from a company’s donation of time, talent or treasure.

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Three Ways to Measure the Success of your Company

Having the proper tools or tactics to measure the success of your company is just as important as achieving success itself. No matter your chosen field, business is a constantly evolving organism. Due to this constant change, the tactics and objectives used on your last project may or may not work on the next. One way to ensure you are being as efficient and profitable as possible is to implement a tangible system which measures your team’s overall success.

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Ways to improve relationships with co-workers

To some, the thought of developing relationships with co-workers is a daunting idea. But it can lead to valuable partnerships which are mutually beneficial in business. And if that’s not enough, these relationships are sure to come in handy the next time you’re on a tight deadline or need some support.

Here are three quick tips for improving your relationship with co-workers.

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Succession planning – Follow through with development

Every week I read another article in Forbes, Harvard Business Review or Inc. about the importance of succession planning. Most discuss how vital succession planning is for organizations. Although I couldn’t agree more, we often see clients struggle in one particular area, following through with development. It is fairly easy to outline the ideal structure of an organization—who the top leaders should be, what their profile and competencies will look like, and then identifying potential successors.

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Executive Search – Three qualities to look for

An executive search may be one of the most rewarding processes an organization can go through. Although the process can be tedious, when the search is done right the return on investment is immensely valuable.

When conducting executive searches for clients, we generally see them looking to fill an externally facing role. The organization is looking for a new face and image, and someone who can represent their organization well. A person with an externally facing role will make impressions on people in 15 seconds or less—when it comes to the success of your organization, first impressions absolutely matter.

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Leaders should seek meaningful achievements

Each birthday, I’m reminded of how much I love the aging process, odd as that may sound; maybe not so much for the slowing down of the metabolism, but for how much I’ve learned about life and about leadership. I think about the experiences I’ve had, the mistakes I’ve made and the successes I’ve enjoyed, and how each opportunity continues to mold who I am and what’s important to me.

No matter our age, as life rolls along, we need to stay mindful of assessing our growth and the direction we’re headed. We need to regularly assess our destination and push ourselves toward accomplishing new meaningful achievements.

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