5 Apps That Make Life Easier for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

  Tina Martin is this week’s guest blogger. She stays busy as a life coach in her own business, ideaspired.com and works hard to help herself and her clients achieve a healthy work-life balance. She is also working on her first book,...

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How Is Your Employee Wellbeing?

  At this point in the pandemic’s cycle it’s time to do a check in with your employees’ wellbeing. Most businesses are creating their plans to return to the office in a safe manner. Jim Cifton and Jim Harter, who are with...

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Why Emotional Intelligence is Critical for Leaders

About a year ago I posted a BLOG about the importance of EQ during the pandemic.  In the U.S. companies are figuring out hybrid plans to get employees back in the office to do their work, which is another change for your workforce to adapt to!...

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Change Management is Vital to Self-Management

As humans, we typically resist change because our bodies try to maintain a state of homeostasis, or equilibrium. Simply put, most people like predictability, comfort, and stability. However, ironically, change is one of the few constants...

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Today I Choose To Be SELF-CONFIDENT Part 2

photo by fauxels from Pexel   We’re continuing this blog on finding confidence in yourself when you most need it in your professional and personal life. Knowing yourself means knowing your own values, beliefs, fears, passions...

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Today I Choose To Be SELF-CONFIDENT Part 1

The truth is self-confidence comes from repeated successes – think about that – is it true for you? If you are not confident and do not believe in yourself, then it is difficult for other people to believe or have confidence in you....

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Trust And Psychological Safety

Arguably, the most foundational aspect of society is trust. Without it, society begins to stop functioning because confidence in authority, government institutions, and your fellow citizen are lost or degraded. In the business world, trust is...

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How to Become a Great Business Leader

                                        Guest Blog Article – Marissa Perez      Image via Pexels   While starting a...

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The 5 Languages of Appreciation for Your Employees

Showing appreciation in a way that is meaningful to your team is especially important now because of the pandemic! Employee awards and bonuses often come up short as a means for employers to show their appreciation. Why? Because they usually only...

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Leaders and Courage

  “Self-Mastery is the foundation of leadership.” Patricia Aburdene Have you been taking stock of what’s needed to continue to lead through the pandemic? Let’s talk about the important leadership competency of...

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Having Resentment Within Your Team?

  With the turmoil of the pandemic and political unrest, you may be seeing resentment creep into your team. Under stress, differences of all sorts may be more common, even with many teams still working remotely.  And once resentment is...

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Acceptance of Differences To Resolve Conflict

“Your brain is like velcro for negative experiences and teflon for positive ones.” (Hansen, Mendius). As terrible as it sounds, it’s true. And as a leader, this is something that deserves your careful attention especially during...

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Practicing Effective Self-Management In 2021

  I chose self-management as the theme to close out the year because COVID 19 has tested every leader globally. Leaders of for profit, nonprofit and faith based organizations! And when things go awry, we can find ourselves thrown off our...

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Self-Accountability Is Vital to Self-Management

As we continue our self-management journey, I’d like to speak to self-accountability. The concept of accountability fascinates me. It’s one of those things that everyone agrees is important yet many fail to follow through on it for...

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Self Management and Self-Awareness

  Continuing with the BLOG theme of self-management, leadership self-awareness is a critical leadership competency to possess. What is self-awareness? “Self-awareness is an honest understanding of your own values, desires, thought...

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Self-Management Includes Stress Management

  It’s been said, “If you want to be a great leader, be present.” Do you agree? As we continue to dive into this blog series’ theme of self-management, I’d like to focus on the importance of stress management to...

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Practicing Positive Self-Management

  After the year-end crunch attention naturally shifts to focusing on goals for the new year and professional development opportunities. However, this is also a great time to reflect upon both accomplishments and “misses”...

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Leaders Buffer Their Team During Crunch Time

  Consider this scenario: Senior leadership calls a meeting with management to express their concerns the company might not meet goals set for the year-end crunch due to the pandemic. In a less than polite tone, they convey their extreme...

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Crunch Time Is Accountability Time

  The BLOG topic this month is “leading through year end crunch time”. The best method to manage your team’s performance is by giving immediate feedback. Therefore, the best way to effectively manage and monitor your...

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Embracing The Year-end Crunch

I know you’re probably thinking... “Martha, why should I embrace what’s probably the most stressful and generally disliked time of the year, on top of a global pandemic? I’ll tell you why. It’s an opportunity for...

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