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Steve Yacovelli

Identifying and Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Yourself and in Your Workplace

By Dr. Steve Yacovelli Three fun facts: First, studies show that resumes with “white” sounding names (like “Greg”) were 50 percent more likely to get a callback for an interview by potential employers than a more stereotypically African-American sounding names (like “Jamal”), even when the resumes were identical aside from the name. Second, brunette and […]

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Patrick Ungashick

7 Reasons to Not Share Ownership with Key Employees

By Patrick Ungashick Many business owners consider at some point sharing ownership of their company with one or more key employees. Sharing ownership can create powerful advantages—retaining employees for the long-term and incentivizing them to increase business value are usually top motives. Sharing ownership appears to elevate top employees into a true partnership with the […]

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Rich Horwath

5 Critical Steps to Better Meetings

By Rich Horwath Are your meetings creating valuable new insights for the business or are they a series of multitasking-filled monologues? Are they productive conversations about key business issues or a rehashing of the same stuff you’ve been talking about for months? Are your meetings getting better or worse? Answer these five sample questions from […]

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Jason Harris

Bolster Your Company’s Culture with 7 Skillsets of No Fail Trust

By Jason O. Harris Each day you walk into your office, are you giving consideration to what type of culture you are cultivating? Are you and your team of leaders aware that your actions will dictate whether you are cultivating a culture of compliance or culture of connection, commitment, and community? Daily, you are faced with […]

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Magi Graziano

8 Steps to Transform your Corporate Culture

By Magi Graziano The engagement level of your workforce expands beyond the limits of offering tangibles such as a great benefits package, competitive market rates, flexible work schedules and challenging projects. Your company culture is truly your competitive advantage. Most leaders are intent on shaping a constructive, collaborative and innovative workplace; however, accomplishing this eludes […]

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Anne Connor

Finding and Leveraging External Communications Professionals

By Anne Connor Cassandra works at a firm spearheading a park renovation project and was tasked with producing a community outreach survey in a nearby city. After hiring a copywriter who specializes in public relations to draft the text, the city indicated that the questionnaire would also need to be distributed in Spanish and Vietnamese […]

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Patrick Ungashick

Business Valuations: Three Situations When You Might Not Need One

By Patrick Ungashick Business valuations are an important tool for owners and leaders of privately-held companies. For example, if you are doing sophisticated tax planning, buying-out a business partner, or if an owner is going through a marital divorce, then a valuation may be highly prudent—if not legally required. However, business owners and leaders should […]

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Steve Yacovelli

The Top 6 Leadership Competencies Everyone Should Know & Grow

By Dr. Steve Yacovelli If you turn to most organizations—including your own—you’ll likely be able to list out the “core values” that anyone within the workplace should embody. Look in the break room, on the annual performance appraisal, or maybe on some cool tchotchke given out at an annual workplace event; you’ll see things like […]

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Jennifer Powers

Understanding the Weight of Words in the Workplace

3 Ways Words Work Wonders in Elevating Professional Performance By Jennifer Powers You can create an awesome shift in your business or professional career right now. One of the easiest ways to do that is with your words. Yes. Words. Your words have a direct influence over your results. All. The. Time. Tell yourself you’ll […]

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Matt Baird

Cheap, Fast or Good—How to Pick the Two That Are Best for You

By Matt Baird Would you expect someone to give you all the time in the world to deliver an average product, while letting you charge as much as you want for it? Sounds absurd, right? This scenario is just as pie in the sky as getting something cheap, fast and good. Rarely, if ever, do […]