The start of a new year is a perfect time to refresh your business plan.

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Strength, adaptability, discernment, grit, and tenacity. These were identified in 2017 by Forbes as the top traits of every powerful female leader. (more…)

This fall, human resources consultant Wendi Kroll joined our team of Executive Coaches!

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While your organization’s success is reliant on a great effort and strong performance from all of your team members, there’s no question that having the right leadership at the top is paramount to success. Without great leadership skills and strong business acumen in your executive leadership ranks, the company will likely struggle no matter how hard individuals try.

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Sooner or later, many business owners and leaders reach a point where they realize a) they don’t like where they are, b) they didn’t mean to get to where they are, or c) they have no idea where to go now. While this process can be frustrating and upsetting, it’s a valuable one because it means they’ve realized they want something different in life and can start taking steps to identify and then achieve their goals.

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Whether you’re new to the CEO seat or you’ve been there for a while, the complexity of managing the business strategy, dealing with critical operational issues, and providing a positive working environment can be daunting on any given day. 

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At some point, a great leader should be able to kick up their feet, declare that they’ve “made it” and rest on their laurels a bit, right? Not so fast.

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Have you ever wondered what you could do to be a better leader? Ever questioned what steps you could take to improve your own performance and benefit your team? 

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It takes doing the right things at the right times to be one of the most successful CEOs of all time. But even with talent and resources at their disposal, the good can fail to make it to great simply because they missed an opportunity or zigged when they should have zagged.

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If you search for “leadership” in the books section of Amazon, you’ll get more than 80,000 options, at least at the time of this writing. That’s a lot of ideas on what makes for a great leader. Or is it? Is it possible that there are just a few different ideas on great leadership qualities with many different avenues for getting there?

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The 7 Perspectives Video Series

Part I: Your Decisions & Influence In the first of a three-part video series, Daniel Harkavy explores how your decisions and influence affect everything from promotions to gaining and keeping the trust of your team and peers.  Read Video Transcript

4 Conversations of Great Coaching Leaders

When it comes to effective management and great coaching leadership, one-on-one meetings (1x1s) with your people are a necessity. Without regular, scheduled time with your people, it is nearly impossible to lead and engage them well. Regular 1x1s allow you to stay connected to your team, hear what’s happening and important to them (both at… Read More

Why Leaders Should Care About Engagement

When it comes to what employees are looking for from their employers, the standard is higher than ever before. For my parent’s generation, most were content if they had solid wages, safe working conditions and a boss who didn’t yell at them too much. Command and control were the standard leadership style, and career advancement,… Read More