Category Archives for Unlocking Growth Potential

5 Ways to Select the Best Advice to Follow

Maxine, CEO of a national call center, had invited me to meet and discuss what elements to prioritize in a custom leadership development program she wanted to roll out for her top managers. We sat at her

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Keys to Success

The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.—James Yorke, mathematician We have a ‘strategic’ plan. It’s called doing things.—Herb Kelleher, founder, Southwest Airlines The

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Change Your Environment to Go Paperless

For many modern offices the prospect of “Going Paperless” seems a daunting task. However, with a few quick changes, freeing your environment of its abundant paper problem is really quite simple.

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How to Successfully Pitch Investors

A recent article published in Alley Watch magazine discusses 8 tips recommended by successful business persons for successfully pitching investors. 1. Share Your Big Vision, Not a Product Tour Doreen Bloch,

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Discover Your Talent and Get Paid for It

Victor Ijidola explores how to discover our talents and get paid for it for Under 30 CEO magazine. Every one of us possesses a unique talent. Our talent gets a value when it is used and becomes money when

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Eat Lunch at Your Desk to Promote Misery at Work

Drake Baer sparked discussion on the Fast Company site by asking how to increase productivity at the workplace by making our lunch an energy asset. Having an awesome workday leads to productivity. There

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10 Clues That Managing a Startup May Not Be For You

10 Clues That Managing a Startup May Not Be For You Marty Zwiling distills 10 easy-to-recognize traits that can help you identify whether you will likely succeed as an entrepreneur. Self-discipline,

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The Pressure Principle

The Pressure Principle simply says that pressure from the outside brings out what is inside. When you squeeze an orange, you expect orange juice to result, not the juice of a tomato or pineapple, right? Similarly,

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners – Impact on PA Economy 3.6:1

Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP), celebrating its 30th year, released results of a study conducted by the Pennsylvania Economy League and KLIOS Consulting on significant dimensions of economic impact. My

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Wanna-Be Leaders Suffer from Self-Imposed Limits

Les McKeown describes the three biggest excuses of wanna-be leaders: “I’m not in a leadership position”, “I need someone’s permission”, and “I have/can’t

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