How To Engage Your Employees

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

A new survey of the financial industry conducted by Kronos and Future Workplace confirms that  you need to engage your employees and not just pay them — 73% of survey respondents look at what an employer stands for, not just the pay and benefits offered. Flexibility, career advancement opportunities, and philanthropic mission were three factors that employees weighed heavily, and if you

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The Wildflowering Way

By Victoria Price

THE WILDFLOWERING WAY: Learning to Bloom in the Disturbed Soil of Our LivesThis article first appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of The Owl: https://sacredstoriesmedia.com/theowl/ The summer after I turned 22, I drove cross country for the first time. More than a road trip, that summer was an awakening.  Why? Because of the wildflowers.  E

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Five Ways To Manage Fear When You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

I thought about writing about growth, since it’s spring, and growth is something that happens when you stretch outside your comfort zone. (I did write about growth for the 4/16 issue of the newsletter in case you missed that one!) But the flip side of the positive growth that comes when you stretch outside your comfort zone is the discomfort, even fear, that often comes with that stretch. Pr

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10 Factors That Convey Executive Presence

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

At a recent workshop I led on interviewing for executives, one participant asked about what “executive presence” actually means. Is there a checklist of factors that recruiters use to evaluate this? Does it mean the ability to use humor or wit – i.e., do you need to be particularly clever during your interviews? What can a job seeker do to ensure they are seen as having executive

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3 Keys to Winning New Customers

By Rich Allen

One of the most critical activities within a business is to define, without hesitation, the process used to win new customers.  Without new customers, any business is doomed to a slow death as their current customers fade away for any number of reasons.So, it is vitally important that the business owner have a solid grasp on the keys to winning new customers.Imagine the Front Wheel of

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3 Common Misconceptions About Starting a Business

By Rich Allen

Starting a new business is often the most exciting, energizing and frustrating thing an entrepreneur can do. But if you were to get advice from 10 advisors on what needs to happen, you would get 10 uniquely different responses. So how does someone know where to begin?While the starting place for each entrepreneur will be different, there are a few common misconceptions about how and where to b

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WHY WONT MY SEASONED EMPLOYEES TRAIN NEWER EMPLOYEES?

By Rk Springfield

While at a recent training event, where I was facilitating, I had a senior-level executive come to the mic and ask this simple question: “I have a lot of employees who are baby-boomers, and as we hire the next generation of employees, millennials, the older employees refuse to train them. What can I do?”Almost any manager or business owner in today’s market is faced with this

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HOW TO GET WORK DONE WITH MULTI-GENERATIONAL EMPLOYEES

By Rk Springfield

We have all heard about the multi-generational workforce. We’ve seen it on the local news, heard it on the radio, or even had meetings where someone threw around words like: Baby-boomer, Gen X, Generation Y or Millennials.Talking about the generational differences has almost become commonplace in nearly every business I’ve encountered over the last few years. Yet, recently the talk

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10 Skills You Need For Management Success

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

I spent most of last week coaching new managers at an emerging leaders program for the media industry. The level of talent was evident, and the participants had a rich set of skills and experience that made them so effective at their jobs that they got promoted and sent to this leadership program! But success as a manager is different than success as an individual contributor. Whatever you did bef

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Building Trust - Why It Matters

By Doug Thorpe

In any relationship, trust is a key element. Without it, things don't last very long. With trust you can withstand most anything. Managers at every level of an organization must seek first to build a foundation of trust within their circle of influence.The world is craving a new story about leadership and business, one that underscores the way people trust and contribute to each other. W

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