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When Those We Love Are Hurting

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When Those We Love Are Hurting

While a joyous time of celebration, underneath the clamor of the holidays it can be an especially difficult time of year for many people. It seems to amplify the loneliness, heartbreak, sadness, helplessness and despair that lingers deep within people all over the world; many who can be right beside you. While they may be close physically, they’re far away emotionally hiding their pain. No one knows the depth of pain and torment that lies within them because they feel ...

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Love at Work Really? Really! (Part 2)

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Love at Work Really? Really!   (Part 2)

In the last issue we began establishing a common understanding to the meaning of love in business and building a business case for creating more love at work. Today we continue our discussion by focusing on:

  • How to recognize love in the workplace so you can create more love in your business
  • Specific financial benefits companies achieve when more love is created in business
  • Strategies to take action on to create positive change in your business

First let’s recap love’s meaning that we sought ...

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Love at Work Really? Really!

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Love at Work Really? Really!

What is your initial reaction when you hear that successful CEOs, owners and executives want more fulfillment, love and meaning in their businesses, not just their lives?  If your response is, “Love at work really – come on, work is not the place for love!”   Then possibly it’s simply a difference in definitions, beliefs and expectations of love that creates this misunderstanding.  Before you read on it would be helpful for you to consider and answer:

  • What does love at ...
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The Soul of A Business™: People

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The Soul of A Business™: People

As we near the end of our journey into the soul of your business, we have two very important core elements that remain: People and Relationships. While Love is the core element that fuels the heart, People and Relationships are the heart because companies, especially professional service firms, cannot survive without them.

Over the past several months I’ve been reading and hearing about the increase in employees who are choosing to leave their employers. It’s my belief that employee turnover will ...

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The Soul of A Business™: Vision

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The Soul of A Business™: Vision

What would we be without a vision? Leaders always have a vision; a dream of where they want to go, who they want to become or something they want to accomplish. Visions cause us to stretch, grow and take quantum leaps to achieve what we know is truly possible.

As we grow and evolve new possibilities emerge. Our visions must grow and evolve with us, making them somewhat dynamic. As with anything dynamic, the clarity of vision will fluctuate within a range ...

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The Soul of A Business™: Mission

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The Soul of A Business™: Mission

Clearly defining the soul of your business is critical to achieving a higher level of success.  Over the next 9 articles I’ll provide valuable insights and actionable strategies you can use to gain/regain clarity on each of the 9 core elements that compose The Soul of A Business™. Those 9 core elements are:   Mission, Vision, Values, Principles, Spirit, Culture, Love, People and Relationships.

This week we begin with Mission.  What is the Mission of your business that passionately burns deep within ...

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Optimize Business Potential & Create Breakthrough Success

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Optimize Business Potential & Create Breakthrough Success

Last week we discussed the significance for building and maintaining a solid business foundation to withstand the stress and weight of the growing organization so that business growth is sustainable. That a solid business foundation exists when there is alignment within The Business Trinity™; which is the unity of a company’s leadership, employees and customers.

Broken down further, the heart of business is people so it stands to reason that if each person’s roles and responsibilities align ...

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Align Business Trinity and Optimize Sustainable Business Growth

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Voice of the CustomerThe Business Trinity™ is the unity of a company’s leadership, employees and customers.  Each person within this Trinity changes, grows and evolves daily. The dynamic nature of people and relationships creates misalignment within the relationships, but also to the vision, goals, objectives, priorities, and capabilities.

At first this misalignment can be subtle and subtle changes tend to go ...

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Gratitude is Transformational

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You’ve probably read about all the great leaders who journal, which is how I got started years ago when my mentor Jim Rohn introduced me to the power of journaling. Journaling if one the favorite parts of my day and have filled over a dozen books over the years.
Gratitude Journal

Recently a fellow business owner shared how her daily gratitude journaling transformed ...

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Relationships are the Heart of Successful Companies

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Success in business (as well as our personal lives) is all about relationships and relationships are all about real communication. During major catastrophes like Hurricane Sandy when the ability to effectively communicate fails, the depth of this reality becomes clear.

Effective, real communication is the lifeblood that feeds relationships; relationships are the heart of successful companies. Their ability or inability to function optimally together creates life (success) or death (failure).

To function optimally, collectively leadership, employees and customers must be aligned to ...

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