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Growing Our Circle of Control

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By Ron Price

“We can choose our thoughts, attitudes and actions, but we cannot choose the consequences of our thoughts, attitudes and actions, because whatever we sow will be multiplied back to us.” Price Family Proverb

In a time of turmoil and uncertainty, it makes a big difference what we focus on. We can fill our days and minds with fear, frustration, anger, worry and anxiety. There is certainly tremendous opportunity to focus on this in the current environment. There is much wrong in the world and plenty of people who want to tell us about it.

The 3 Recovery Killers That Will Stymie Your Post-Pandemic Comeback

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Dr. Evans Baiya, fastcompany.com, October 2020

The business world has been significantly disrupted by the pandemic. During situations of macro disruption, most people look for ways to first survive and eventually emerge from the circumstances stronger and better. As they do this, most leaders attempt to re-create past success—to go back to what life and business were like pre-disruption.

How Collaboration is Like a Chinese Finger Trap

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By Dr. Francis Eberle

Imagine you’ve just settled into your office for the morning, coffee in hand, desktop firing up, when two employees blow through the door. Each has a strong, yet opposing, viewpoint about the next steps for a project. And before you know it, you are drawn into playing referee or decision-maker.

What to Look for in an Outside Advisor

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By Ron Price

I spent most of my career serving in leadership roles inside of organizations. I’m grateful for the experiences I gained owning businesses, running businesses owned by others, and leading in non-profit organizations. From time to time, I had occasion to engage and work with consultants, facilitators, and coaches in each of these organizations. Unfortunately, I was rarely satisfied with the role these outside advisors played in helping our organizations move forward.

What’s in Your Self-Resource Toolbox?

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By Jalene Case

“We have exceeded our surge capacity,” is a phrase I heard recently from Jennifer Louden. I thought, “Yes! That’s what it feels like! My inner surge protector is fried.” At the same time, I realized that I’ve been learning, along with my clients, friends, and family, how to survive the recent deluge of disasters. I bet you have, too.

The 4 Properties of Effective Business Experiments

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Experiments Aren’t Just for Scientists, Use This Proven Tool to Improve Your Offerings

By Dr. Evans Baiya

Any business that is looking to launch new offerings, improve processes and solutions, or simply grow should be running experiments. There is an effective way to conduct experiments, and there are many not-so-effective ways. Throughout my career I have been on both sides of that fence—once running hundreds of experiments in an attempt to prove that the product my team had created was right, when other experiments were telling us it was not.

Move from Blocking to Supporting Yourself

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By Jalene Case

“I’m my own worst enemy!” Have you ever said this or heard a friend or colleague say it? It can feel frustrating and demotivating to know precisely what we want to accomplish yet take actions that move us in the opposite direction. How can you get out of your own way and support yourself in getting more of what you want?

Communications Checklist For Virtual Leaders

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Dr. Lisa Aldisert, Hr.com, September 2020

An opportunity for leaders to sharpen the saw and up their game.

Virtual leadership is now an essential skill as a result of living through the pandemic. Recent announcements by large tech companies such as Google and Salesforce.com that they expect their employees to work remotely until next summer are harbingers of what we can expect in the near term. Read more.

How to Make Your Customer Interactions More Effective

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The 4 Levels of Listening

By Dr. Evans Baiya

So much has changed because of COVID-19, including the needs of your current and potential customers. Now more than ever, companies should be listening to their customers. One of the keys to recovery is truly understanding what your customers need and adapting your offering(s) to their requirements. Your ability to listen will become key to your survival as you innovate through the pandemic economy.

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