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Five of the Best Principles to Keep You and Your Employees Motivated

It doesn’t really matter what you sell, build or invent; your company can’t be productive without motivated people. Managers, CEOs and entrepreneurs are well-aware that engagement is crucial in the workplace. But what do you do when if all of a sudden your organization’s productivity levels start declining? Who’s to blame? It is fundamental to make employees feel that they ...

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Two Reasons Employee Recognition Programs Have Failed

It is estimated that 90 percent of all U.S. businesses and organizations have some form of employee recognition program. This trend has occurred due to companies realizing that their leaders and managers need help recognizing their team members for work well done. But the problem is – in terms of helping employees feel truly valued and appreciated — the employee ...

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Creating a Healthy Workforce: Lessons in Leadership and Innovation

A CEO with a commitment to workplace wellness is a leader worthy of praise. He or she understands that a business cannot thrive – no organization can survive – when employees suffer from acute or chronic pain. One professional who respects this fact is Jason Ridgel, President of JUSCO Medical. The company is one of the country’s top makers of durable medical equipment, ...

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5 Ways to Tell if Your Workplace is Toxic

“Toxic workplaces” have become a hot topic of conversation in the business world. And almost everyone has a story to tell about a bad boss, a crazy colleague or just a terrible place to work.  But how do you tell if your workplace is really toxic , a worse-than-normal place to work, or just a normally stressful work environment? Having ...

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What We Owe Our Workers: Loyalty as Proof of Leadership

Does a business owe its employees more than the law requires? Are there moral demands, which transcend compliance with safety procedures and tax guidelines, a company should follow? The answers to these questions tell us everything we need to know about a brand, exposing the fraudulence of “manufactured devotion,” where workers perform morning calisthenics – and shout, in unison, their ...

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Regional Legends and National Appeal: The Right Way to Expand Your Brand

We live in a mostly homogenized world of the same stores, the same big box retailers and chain restaurants, and the same motels and movie theaters. Too many businesses, despite the power of the Internet and the freedom of choice, prefer to make our shopping centers indistinguishable from our airports: Soulless enclosures of massive square footage, where the sedating sounds ...

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Business Leadership and Brand History, or: Trust, Quality and Value

One of the recurring themes to business leadership, in my meetings with executives and salespeople, is a commitment to core principles: Trust, quality and value. The latter signifies both the rewards of an affordable product or service, as well as values, plural, which are the lifeblood of a company. Whether an organization expands or contracts, whether it succeeds or fails, ...

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The Five Biggest Leadership Mistakes I’ve Made and Why I’m Better Off Because of Them

  One of the greatest fears in the American workplace I see as both a CEO and corporate advisor is the fear of making a mistake. This fear takes many forms. From as simple as blaming others when things go wrong to as onerous as hiding bad news from shareholders, this fear limits our potential and has broad implications for ...

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The Effect of Religion on Your Business – Entrepreneurs Share How Religion Has Influenced Their Leadership and Business Practices

American clergy man and author Maltbie Babcock once said, “Business is religion, and religion is business. The man who does not make a business of his religion has a religious life of no force, and the man who does not make a religion of his business has a business life of no character.” Often a business owner or entrepreneur may ...

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5 Things Great Leaders Do and Failing Leaders Don’t

Leadership is a high-wire balancing act that requires a combination of juggling, massaging egos, motivation, management and sometimes even tough love. Roxana Hewertson, the CEO of Highland Consulting Group, Inc. based in upstate New York, provides a list of 5 things that great leaders do and 5 things leaders don’t do. 5 THINGS GREAT LEADERS DO 1) Read/understand own emotions ...

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