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Are you and your company committed to Leadership Fitness?

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It’s that time of year again. The time of year when we make resolutions personally, and goals professionally. Well let’s talk about the professional goal of Being a Great Leader. Since I’m sure so many of us are thinking about our personal fitness/health, let’s use that analogy to serve as …

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What do YOU need to do to grow? Take action today!

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When I was a young man, the owner of a clothing store in Windsor told me he gave every new employee the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. Some would read it and some wouldn’t. Some would half-heartedly apply it, some wouldn’t.   As a result, he could tell who were …

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What’s Holding You Back… “CDD”?

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Last week, a successful friend of mine said to me, “Why is it that so many people today don’t feel it’s important to change or improve even when their company is struggling?” I quickly replied, “I don’t know, maybe we’re into a culture of CDD. “What’s that?” he asked. …

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“The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be” – Yogi Berra

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What’s the future for you and your business? The basic goal for most businesses is to make fundamental changes in how they conduct their business so as to cope with new, more challenging market environments. By definition, change requires creating new systems… and that always demands leadership …

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Success, Health & Happiness – How you can achieve all 3!

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You have heard the answer before. It is the most overlooked, misunderstood, yet important aspect of life. We all want to be happy, productive, healthy, and successful right?
Are we okay when we have things like a new car, our own house, career, good money, or a thriving business? Yes. We tend to …

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How to hit your goals

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You set annual goals in all the key areas of your life. You constantly read on-line tips about new ways to achieve your goals.  You make sure you’re doing things properly to succeed. Then why is it still a battle to hit those goals?
1) We are definitely the sum total of all our thoughts and …

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Here’s what winners do… They Connect the Dots

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Have you noticed that a lot of people can make big fat opinions about anything and never get to a second paragraph, which is the big story behind it… How things work. Why specific actions are connected to a bigger, thought-through picture.   
 
For example, some politicians, …

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2 Key Drivers to Enable Growth in a Zombie Culture

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Every company wants and plans for growth, but when their offering borders on the ho-hum or borderline irrelevant, they usually need a group behind them whose culture and structure is capable of creating something new and better for their customers and marketplace …now! In today’s …

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Here’s how you can Become the Dominant Player

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In the past, I have coached half a dozen clients who want to be the dominant player in their industry. Two of the elements we worked on are their offering (the complete impact they have on customers), and a compelling, relevant story to tell the marketplace. This morning, we touch on some of the …

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Gord Downie, Our Very Own Canadian Legend

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Canada stood still the morning of Wednesday, October 18th. On hearing of his passing, I thought of what Gord Downie meant to Canada. He got us to see Canada in a different light than what we were brought up to think. He saw Canada as a great exotic place… so very special. He saw us, …

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Five Barriers to Competing Better

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The proof is in – 71% of employees are partially or totally disengaged and will leave us because they don’t expect to stay, unless we captivate their attention and interest enough in the business and commit to building them.
How much of the business capacity goes when this happens? Most …

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The One Ingredient of Success That Surpasses All Others

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Dale Carnegie said, “If there is one ingredient of success that surpasses all others, it’s enthusiasm.” Development of enthusiasm in individuals, groups, athletic teams, companies and communities pays off in positive action, success and happiness.
I once read how Vince Lombardi, one of the …

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