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Common ground: Six mutual traits of growing a business and growing a flower garden

Leadership

There’s a lot of common ground between growing a business and growing flowers. I have a passion for both.

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Humility, sweet humility

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Especially now, humility is something all executives need – and an extra large helping at that.

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You do NOT own your brand

Leadership

Two co-workers go to the same nice restaurant on the same evening. They order the same meal from the same waiter. All identical, except their perceptions. When asked, "How was the service?" Mary replied, "I felt like a queen. The service was exceptional. They whisked my salad plate away when I didn't even notice, and refilled my water glass all of the time. She even refolded my napkin when I got up to use the restroom!"

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How organizations benefit from an outside facilitator

Leadership

You're stuck. You have an important problem to solve. You need consensus where there is none currently. These are all great opportunities to consider engaging an outside facilitator.

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Select the best leadership style for each situation

Leadership

One size never fits all. 

Are leaders born or made? Yes they are. Just like all skills. Some level of talent is simply baked into our DNA at birth. However, most of the skills we need to excel in today's world can be developed and honed. Particularly when it comes to selecting the correct leadership style for each particular situation. No one style fits all situations.

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Retain. Grow. Inspire. How to create an effective training and development program

Leadership

As the economy continues to improve and the unemployment rate decreases, the race for top talent becomes an increasing priority for companies. A report by Deloitte found employee engagement and retention was one of the top concerns for 78 percent of today’s business leaders.

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The power of reflection

Leadership

The pace goes ever faster. More. Bigger. Increases. Those are the words we all hear daily.

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