Work-life Balance Is A Toxic Myth. Katherine Hepburn.

There is no balance. When we seek work-life balance we are seeking that doesn't exist and wouldn't be good enough if it did. Metaphors are powerful. They can change how we think. We use metaphors because they work. When we talk…

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Lead The Pride

There aren't any in 'team' but there are 4 of them in initiative. i The i-factor, the heart of the intrapreneur: the employee who behaves like an entrepreneur within the organization. World War I saw the end of battles in formation.…

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Putting Good Management Before HR Is Getting The Horse In Front Of The Cart

This is the final article on the report issued by the Business Development Bank of Canada: a study of the top challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. The first two articles were about marketing challenges and financial challenges. The BDC report has interesting data and…

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Like A Clock: In Business Get It All Right Or It Will All Be Wrong.

In so much of business good enough can be great. However, there are a four elements every leader must get right when expanding their business or developing teams. You have to have all four right for sustainable success. Three out of four isn’t close, it’s failure. Know thyself. All…

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Candor Can Help You Grow Your Business

Candor in Action Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, has forever promoted the benefits of candor in business. He calls it the “biggest little dirty secret in business.” As I continue to work with various business leaders, my question…

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Great Listening Skills Are A Powerful Business Development Tool

Almost everything that matters in business starts with listening. Marketing campaigns; HR and operating procedures; the future direction of your organization: it all starts with listening. Julian Treasure is, and he says the world just keeps getting louder. But he…

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Business Development Starts When You Act

Resolution: a measure of the sharpness of an image or of the fineness with which a device can produce or record such an image. Focus. Resolve. Act. Pick one precise priority and stick to it. Actually do it. Do it until you…

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The movies and stories make it about the big decisions, the drama, the will, the last stands and heroic pushes. Sometimes it is like that. There are moments of great crisis or opportunity where decisions must be made quickly and…

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This conversation with Great Performances Group team member Kellie Auld was an opportunity to explore an area of management and human resources that is consistently undervalued and overlooked: onboarding and orientation. [Clemens] Kellie, thank you for doing this interview. Can you give…

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Clemens Rettich Business Consultant

Tim Dumas Interview of Clemens Rettich Tim: Clemens you often speak of your creativity being your greatest asset. How are you able to draw creativity from clients who don’t see themselves as creative? Clemens: Creativity is both a personal trait and…

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