Lead with Optimism – A Message for Business Owners

  • Posted by Geoffrey Loften
  • On March 16, 2018
Do you see the world around you as half empty or half full? Your view on the world, and the environment in which you live and work, matters in leadership. The best leaders throughout time have been those who can maintain a positive outlook, regardless of their circumstances. How can a leader create a vision […]
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Leading from Behind: The True Meaning

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 19, 2017
Every now and again, you run across something that just gets to you… it really sticks. Whether it be a poem, motivational quote, a book, or maybe a story of business success, often times, these bits of inspiration stay with us and help keep us entrepreneurs moving forward. Today, while scrolling through Facebook (as us […]
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Deepak Chopra’s 7 Tips for Business Success

  • Posted by Helen Sutherland
  • On September 8, 2016
We asked the world-renowned spiritual guru for advice on how to make your business dreams come true. When I talked with Deepak Chopra, he was in a car en route to his meditation center in Carlsbad, Calif. The spiritual guru was on the freeway at the time and a train rolled by above him on […]
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How Running A Small Business is Like Coaching a Football Team

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On January 11, 2016
It may not be something that often crosses your mind, but football coaches and small business owners have a lot in common. Both professions require leadership, dedication, commitment and a strong work ethic in order to succeed. Just like football coaches, as a small business owner, you must take on many roles to ensure everybody […]
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Leadership That Drags at the Top: Five Steps to Prevention for CEOs and Owners

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 23, 2015
In The Future of Management, Gary Hamel writes about the challenge of preventing top management’s out-ofdate beliefs from impeding strategic renewal and how to minimize the drag of old mental models. The issue is, understandably, one usually more obvious to middle managers than to top management. As small businesses grow, a common practice is to […]
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Leadership in the Workplace — Part II

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On July 21, 2011
In my first article, I explained that after retirement from the Army, I started consulting and my first contract was for a large food distribution center. During my time on-site I saw a number of issues that caused me to realize the majority of their problems were caused by trying to manage people as though […]
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Leadership in the Workplace — the Beginning

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On July 8, 2011
When I retired from the Army after 34 years, I decided to do some consulting work, especially to companies involved in the food industry. My last military job was director of the Army’s commissary command (a grocery chain). I was familiar with many of the key players and companies, and I knew I could help […]
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Business Owners vs. Business Leaders

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On July 6, 2011
Many business owners become successful business managers but few grow to the next level – a business leader. I have worked with many small business owners during the past 20 years. I have noticed a path that the small-business owners who become business leaders travel. In fact, there are numerous books on the subject, and […]
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