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By Phil Dourado Jul 28 2014

Multitasking: How Richard Branson Almost Failed

More wisdom from the Bearded Wonder. Would you believe it, multi-tasking was almost the downfall of Virgin? Here's a bit from Branson."When you launch your first enterprise, you have to learn so much on the job, and so quickly, that concentrating on one project with a clearly defined purpose is al...
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By Jim Taggart Jul 28 2014

Do No Harm: 5 Leadership Lessons to Live By

 The bangs were incredibly loud. Across the street the shoppers at the liquor store and grocery store plaza were startled. The nearby homeowners called 911. And the staff at the elementary school down the street (which my two oldest granddaughters attend) were alarmed.“Don’t worry, you won’t ev...
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By Anita Nielsen Jul 26 2014

Leading with the End in Mind: How Do You Want to be Remembered?

Early in my career, I was selected by my company’s executive team to help deliver leadership training to the organization. I was sent off to Utah to get certified in facilitating a course based on Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People. I loved the concepts in that book...
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By Phil Dourado Jul 25 2014

The power of introverts

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By Jim Taggart Jul 20 2014

Discover Your Leadership Trail

400th Post on WordPress!  We’re living in a technological age where almost any type of work can be outsourced to far-away countries, where labor market skill needs of employers are out of balance with the supply (what people have to offer) and where instantaneity and multi-tasking are robb...
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By Stacey Duke Jul 17 2014

Communication Break-Down

The headlines are jam-packed with international news. Sometimes it seems like we cannot understand the who/what/where/why of the news today. People have names that we cannot pronounce, from regions that we have no idea where they are located. They wear different clothing and are sometimes fighting f...
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By Jim Taggart Jul 14 2014

Leadership and Three Success Keys for the City of the Future

 Cities come in all shapes and sizes. Trying to rank cities by size gets rather difficult because of municipal boundaries. What’s relevant is using accepted urban boundaries to define a city. In other words, a common labor market is the key driver in determining a “city” and its socio-economic...
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By The Architect Jul 11 2014

How to live longer and lead better

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By Jim Taggart Jul 7 2014

Leaders Pay Close Attention…and Then Act

Hardly any faculty is more important for the intellectual progress of man than ATTENTION. Animals clearly manifest this power, as when a cat watches by a hole and prepares to spring on its prey. – Charles Darwin (The Descent of Man, 1871) We humans consider ourselves to be the superior beings on Mot...
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By Cindy Solomon Jul 2 2014

One Thing Business Owners Can Learn From Dogs

My editor used to have a wonderful black lab named Sophie. As dog owners (and parents) are wont to do, Nancy sometimes shares stories of Sophie’s upbringing as a way of clarifying a particular customer service point I’m trying to make. (It’s usually amusing so I let her get away with it.) In one su...