Tag Archives: Business

Leadership Motivation

Manage Ego, Grow Collaboration, Engineer Communication, & Gain on Business Success

“Collaboration is the best way to work.  It’s the only way to work, really.  Everyone’s there because they have  a set of skills to offer across the board.”
– Antony Starr

Leaving egos Behind in Business

“Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.”
– Marina Abramovic

Moving into the new age of business management and development requires a new approach – high end collaboration, nimbleness, flexibility. It takes making maximum use of all communication opportunities inside, outside, and between everyone with a vested in your organization.

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Clarity Leadership

Decision Points, Delegation, Process and Business Development

“The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other.”
– Thomas Stallkamp

Power silos, executive silos, departmental silos, and failure to reach out and gather information wherever it is available has been the downfall of many executives and companies. This failure to reach out has negatively affected decision points, neutralized the power of delegation and collaboration, and limited process and business development.

Decision Points

A decision point is that point at which you decide to change some aspect of your business that involves redirection. The decision has an impact on operations: how you deliver services, produce product, or interact with your suppliers, contractors, and target client group or groups. It is a turning point.

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Customer Service Networking

Networking: The Rules! Mastering the Challenge and Gathering New Business

Do you run screaming from the room when someone mentions going to a networking event? Are you one of the many who have to work up the energy, get into the right mental space to attend a networking gathering?

The last three, five, or ten have not resulted in any new business for you. Are you thinking it is a waste of time?  Think again.

‘Connecting’ in business has a different context than in the social milieu of today. Connecting with people for business purposes means seeking new contacts through business associations, social networks and community contacts. Once you’ve made contact, find out what they are focused on, want, need. Done well, can mean big success. Read through to the end of this article; then assess what you have or have not been doing for networking with the little quiz at the end.

Most people have trouble getting into the swing of networking; but it is worth your while in almost any business to spend time stepping up to this plate, and up to the challenge – effectively.  Face-to-face meetings are still the best opportunity to gather new business, despite all the online access to people and other networks.

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