Motivational Leadership by Example

Would you consider yourself a leader, manager, or both? In most cases, managers consider themselves leaders, but do you think your team members would agree with you? Pat Owings, the Co-Founder of Inbound Marketing Agents, advises managers to challenge their current perspective on leadership skills by asking themselves, “If you asked your team to take the hill, would they because it is the right thing to do or because you are the boss and they want to keep their job?”… Read More»

What Happens When We Choose To Make a Difference

(Can’t listen to the podcast? Check it out HERE!) The world is shaped by doers. Shaping the world to make a positive difference, however, is the work of dreamers. See, to ask yourself, “What if,” requires the audacity to think something can be better. Steve Jobs had the audacity to create something that didn’t exist […] Read moreRead More»

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Never Apologize for The Human Side of Business

There’s an utterly common misconception out there that the Human Side of Business is somehow a less profitable side of business.

I hear it from board members and CEOs who say things like, “We’d like to be more human-centric at our firm, but we can’t afford those kinds of changes right now. Our market is too competitive,” or “our profit margin is too slim.”

Wrong…. Read More»

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DNA of Wave Makers™: The 4 Leadership Molecules that Everyone Wants

Wave Makers take that first step toward making the team feel like a team, experiment with a new product idea, or organize regular discussions for the other new college graduates. They have a meaningful idea, get others involved and act upon it. Wave Makers start the ripple effects toward important changes – even if they start with a small first step…. Read More»

  • There’s a more human way to do business.

    In the Social Age, it’s how we engage with customers, collaborators and strategic partners that matters; it’s how we create workplace optimism that sets us apart; it’s how we recruit, retain (and repel) employees that becomes our differentiator. This isn’t a “people first, profits second” movement, but a “profits as a direct result of putting people first” movement.

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