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Liz Uram

5 Powerful Phrases for Difficult Discussions

By Liz Uram Do you ever come up with your best responses an hour after a conversation has ended? Do you ever say to yourself “I wish I would have said…” or “I wish I wouldn’t have said…”? Do you ever get tongue-tied when you are put on the spot? If you can relate to […]

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Jill Johnson

Big Data Creates Big Opportunities for Your Business

3 Insights for Any Size Enterprise By Jill J. Johnson, MBA Big data is critical to business success because it provides leadership with important insights and information. Large enterprises use sophisticated systems to track data and often have internal analysts on their team to crunch their numbers. Or, they hire outside experts to do it […]

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Shelley Armato

Be an Industry Disruptor: 5 Keys to Making Positive Change

By Shelley Armato Everyone has the potential to be an industry leader. These leaders are the ones who transform the world—who disrupt their industry and launch massive and positive change. The challenge is that too many people are comfortable and complacent with where they are. They’ve settled into the pattern of reacting to disruptions rather […]

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Kate Zabriskie

Managing in the New Normal: Tactics for Better Telework and Remote-Employee Engagement

By Kate Zabriskie It was one thing to see her entire family during meetings when everyone first went into lockdown, but we’re months into this. Shouldn’t she have come up with some kind of work-at-home plan by now? I did. The situation is maddening! Her kids, dog, and husband to not mix well with work. […]

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Mona Kelley

Balancing Clean Air & Reopening amid New COVID-19 Indoor Air Guidelines

By Mona Kelley In the aftermath of sweeping stay-at-home orders and a three-month shutdown of many businesses, life in a post-COVID world is going through a “new normal”—a different way of doing things than were done in the past. With a wide range of challenges facing commercial building owners as a result of the coronavirus, […]

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Jeremy Eskenazi

Four Things That Do Not Change for Recruiting and Hiring During A Crisis

By Jeremy Eskenazi Unfortunately, there will always be another “crisis” to deal with. Whether it’s a health concern, a business concern with vendors, customers and/or employees, or an economic concern—it looks like these crises may be here to stay for a while. While companies spend time in their ‘war rooms’ making important decisions about customer, […]

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Julie Miller

Four Tips to Re-Build Trust Through Writing

By Dr. Julie Miller “I wish I could rewind the clock and do it differently.” Bob, CEO of a mid-size organization lamented to his former colleague, Rick.  A week earlier he had sent out an internal memo warning that things were about to change. Their entire industry would soon be affected due to emerging government […]

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Kate Zabriskie

Beyond a Bathrobe and Bunny Slippers—Survival Skills for Working from Home

By Kate Zabriskie Working from home by choice or by mandate presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges. If you’re new to telecommuting, you might find that without some discipline, you’re waking up well beyond normal work hours and adopting behaviors you would never exhibit on your worst day at the office. In the […]

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Ami Kassar

Take Advantage of the Current Financial Mess

By Ami Kassar There’s no denying a societal crisis, especially a global one is a game-changer in many ways, especially in the business community. Plenty of business people—entrepreneurs and otherwise—are dealing with real pain and life- and business-threatening situations. You can only hope for the best. Yet business owners, especially those whose current and future […]

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Jill Johnson

Seven Strategies to Boost Your Business Resilience and Weather the Storm

By Jill J. Johnson The level of distress that many leaders experience during a crisis is unsettling but normal. When many are displaced from their work and income, it can be comforting to just hide because you are so overwhelmed. Yet those who will recover demonstrate resilience. They catch their breath and then move forward […]