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Sustaining Innovation vs Disruptive Innovation

Sustaining Innovation vs Disruptive Innovation

This article on Sustaining Innovation vs Disruptive Innovation is published in partnership with Campbellsville University.   “Innovation is widely regarded as the single most important ingredient in today’s economy,” according to entrepreneur Faisal Hoque at Fast Company. Innovation not only impacts global economies and business models but the quality of life of people. Innovation has changed the way people...

Developing a Winning Performance Management Process

A Winning Performance Management Process

This article on Developing a Winning Performance Management Process is published in partnership with Concordia University Texas. “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person — not just an employee — are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” -Anne M. Mulcahy, Former...

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How to Practice Dynamic Leadership

This article on How to Practice Dynamic Leadership is published in partnership with Grace College.   From businesses to nonprofits to the military, all organizations can benefit from dynamic leadership. Cpl. Matthew Progen at the Marine Corps Association & Foundation describes dynamic leadership as a dual-focused form of adaptive leadership where a leader reacts to changes by...

Developing a Leadership Philosophy

Developing a Leadership Philosophy

This article on Developing a Leadership Philosophy is published in partnership with Aurora University.   At the beginning of each advanced leadership workshop session, business thought leader John Spence asks attendees how many currently have a written list of their key leadership values. Much to his surprise, only one or two out of 100 to 150 executives raise...

Leadership: The Dark Side of Being Alone

Leadership: The Dark Side of Being Alone

I think many of us have an admiration for the Lone Ranger. You know, the guy who single-handedly swoops in to rescue the damsel in distress just before disaster strikes. The same could be said for Spiderman or any super hero. And, as a result, some of us want to lead in the same manner....

Fit It In: Sleep for the Entrepreneur

Fit It In: Sleep for the Entrepreneur

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is a colorful, common self-motivator for entrepreneurs and small-business owners powering through increasingly busy days (and nights). They’re partially correct, in that bad sleep habits could get you to an eternal rest sooner than you’d like. High blood pressure, weight gain, and higher risk for diabetes and heart attack...

Improve the Performance of Your Retail Business with Customer Feedback

Improve the Performance of Your Retail Business with Customer Feedback

The customer is king. That old saying has been around for as long as someone sold something to another person and as long as there have been kings. Today, it holds to be even more true. Competition has not only increased, but it’s turned global. As a result, the choices that customers are offered...

3 Business Lessons I Learned After Knocking on Doors for Seven Years

3 Business Lessons I Learned After Knocking on Doors for Seven Years

I quit college to sell products door-to-door. I know it sounds crazy, it probably was. After a half dozen successful years selling consumer telecommunication products, I ended up losing all I had earned when “dabbling” in real estate and investing in another side business took a turn for the worst in 2007. I soon...

Six Things To Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Franchisee

Six Things To Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Franchisee

Franchise businesses are engines that keep the U.S. economy churning. For several years now, the franchise sector has outpaced the overall economy, and that strong growth is expected to continue, according to the annual economic outlook of the International Franchise Association. It’s no wonder that prospective business owners look at the franchise sector as a...

brand archetypes

The 12 Brand Archetypes: Which One Are You?

We all want a loyal following. We’re constantly looking for that magical marketing plan that will connect us to our audience and make our product an irreplaceable part of their life. What we don’t often realize is that connections are relationships. If you aren’t clear about who you are, no one is going to...