Social Media Marketing Lessons Learned and Tool Review for New Writers

SMM-Jigsaw-Banner from greyweed on flickr. Build a business with social media marketing.

Reading Time: 12 minutes. When it came to defining and sharing a personal brand identity, and starting an online business, I’ve struggled with what to do and in what order. Even with paid training and coaching, it’s been like drinking from a firehose. There are so many things to do, and so many people encourage differing priorities! I would have […]

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Stop Killing Money! 27 Ways To Improve Delivery On Your Next Project

Carrying Boxloads Of Money

Reading Time: 4 minutes. Let’s say you’re an executive, board member, or investor, and you’re tired of watching money die as you fund project after project that doesn’t meet desired outcomes. Or maybe not: too often it seems evident these people are not accountable to results, are spending other people’s money, and have no clear stake or “skin in […]

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4 Signs Your Team Is Engaged (and How To Increase Engagement)

Help teams build a bridge to high performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes. There I was at work: a team member said something that sounded like fearful gossip about another team (examples are in numbered headings below). While fear-mongering and gossip does occur in the workplace, there’s a skill in correctly managing these interactions. Sometimes, these are opportunities to discuss concerns that are or could be impacting project […]

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We Needed To Achieve The Impossible And Perform A Miracle

Help teams build a bridge to high performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes. There I was at work, with a client who wanted to add three staff members to my project team. Groupthink in my organization enabled a situation where that wasn’t going to happen, and that was acceptable. My option was to tell my client it was impossible: they couldn’t take part on this important project. I […]

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14 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Business

Everything that increases staff turnover or diminishes the effectiveness of your teams ultimately saps the life force of your business and the continuity of your business cash flows.

Reading Time: 6 minutes. We’re all aware that businesses are valued primarily on sales and/or profits, so I won’t bore you with that conversation and tell you to increase sales or reduce expenses. The other element of business valuation is the sustainability and probable continuation of those cash flows. Everything that increases staff turnover or diminishes the effectiveness of […]

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