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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 […]

Building Your Business Around A New Millennial Workforce

This is a guest post from Jori Hamilton (see bio at the end of the article) – thanks Jori… As millennials and Gen Z now make up the majority of the workforce, there is a distinct shift happening in workplace cultures and how businesses operate as a whole. Newer generations have a very different attitude […]

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 […]

4 Strategies to Level Up Your Business

This is a guest post from Jori Hamilton (see her bio below) – thanks Jori! Business owners justifiably tend to focus on external drivers for their business – things like marketing, sales, customer service. But there are also key INTERNAL areas that need attention as well. Your business performs well, but there is always room […]

Business Lessons from “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Next year will mark the 75th anniversary of what’s become a holiday classic. It’s a Wonderful Life is the story of George Bailey, a middle-aged man who in spite of working tirelessly in his family business experiences a calamity of events right before Christmas, that causes him to wish he would have never been born. […]

How to Help Your Team Manage Disruptions When Working from Home

This is a guest post from Jori Hamiltion (see her bio at the end of the article). The modern workplace is filled with a myriad of distractions — especially when you’re working remotely. On the one hand, phones can buzz, emails arrive every few minutes, WiFi signals can come and go, and notifications can ping […]