Category: whitepapers and articles

Developing Our Next Generation of Leaders

Daunting times are ahead for our business community in developing our next generation of leaders.  With the continuous exit of approximately 3.5 million baby boomers from the workforce each year, finding qualified replacements is becoming paramount.  The greatest challenge for companies will be finding qualified […]

Use Balanced Leadership to Create a Highly Productive Workforce

What do we mean by balanced leadership and how does this enable us to create a highly productive workforce? Balanced leadership is a combination of strength and warmth, where the leader employs both technical competencies and the softer “people” skills.  Examples of technical competences, or […]

Characteristics of Successful Women Entrepreneurs

We have been conducting interviews with successful women entrepreneurs over the last few months.  We were trying to determine what practices they employ to build their success.   Why do they succeed when others fail?  As business development strategists, what advice should we give our clients […]

Effective Time Management is More Important than Ever

Effective time management is becoming an increasingly important skill in the business world today. We know that time is a finite commodity and there is an ever- growing demand for it. So, you must choose how you use your time wisely. This is not a […]

Setting Business Priorities to Focus on What Matters Most

Are you setting business priorities to focus on what matters most? As business development strategists, our goal is all about aligning each individual’s values and talents with the work they do so that they can make the positive impact they were meant to make. Many […]

Is Business Strategy Overrated?

How much focus should leaders devote to crafting a business strategy? Leaders can get caught spending too much of their efforts planning business strategy. However, when reviewing how time is spent in your business, you will find that most of the time is spent in […]

Business Decision-making Improves with Brainstorming

Whether you are entering the market as a new business or thinking of expanding an existing business, your business decision-making is greatly enhanced by using the technique of brainstorming. Through brainstorming, business professionals generate new ideas. While many associate brainstorming with generating new product ideas […]

What Makes a Good Leader?

What makes a good leader? Being authentic. An authentic leader is well versed at offering emotional support. It is becoming increasingly evident that everyone needs emotional support, including CEO’s and presidents. How does a good leader encourage more emotional support among members of our workforce? […]

Being a Heart-centered Leader

The requirements for organizational leadership continue to evolve and the humanness of leadership is gaining more recognition.  There is a growing need for a heart-centered leader.  Such leaders display a natural authenticity and humility and are willing to make themselves readily available to their employees.  […]

Effective Leadership vs. Effective Management

What’s the distinction between effective leadership and effective management?  Plenty has been written comparing the attributes found in leadership and management.  But does it really matter when running an organization?  Perhaps it’s beneficial to combine the skills found in both leadership and management to be […]