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Opinions: Resistance, Acceptance, and Common Ground

We all want to be heard.  We all have our opinions.  And as we know all too well when there are differences of opinion the fuse can often be very short from ignition to explosion.  In business this can completely derail an otherwise productive meeting or project.  Worse yet, in our personal lives it can […]

Collaboration Strategies for Developing Innovative Marketing Campaigns

This is a guest post from Jori Hamilton – check out her bio at the end of the article… Marketing professionals for small businesses deserve an award for the hefty challenge they take on in their roles. Many of them are the sole members of their marketing departments or have to work in a distributed […]

How to Effectively Manage Your Team Remotely

This is a guest post from Will Cotter (see bio below) – thanks Will…! Before the pandemic, remote work felt like something reserved for specific industries or employees. Not everyone could work from home, nor could they be a digital nomad. However, over the last few years, that’s changed dramatically. With these changing times, management […]

How to Identify Your Core Marketing Message

This is a guest post from Thomas Glare (see bio at the end)… There are critical things you need to get right regarding marketing. We all recognize the power behind a solid marketing strategy. But, talk to any marketer, and it will become clear that there are so many challenges to overcome. One of the […]

3 Ideas for Handling Conflict in a Positive Way

We all deal with conflict on a regular basis – whether that’s at work (challenging employee or coworker, difficult customer or vendor) or at home (spouse, kids, neighbors, that one parent on the soccer team you coach…). Conflict doesn’t have to mean a knock-down drag out brawl, often it’s just a difference of opinion, a […]

Does your business have a theme for this year?

How do you get a team of people to rally around whatever’s most important in your business? How do you get everyone to understand and focus on what’s going to make a difference this year (or this quarter)? One possibility is to use Thematic Goals as the foundation of your strategic planning process. The idea […]