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17 Sep 5 Elements of Quality Leadership

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Quality leadership is necessary not only to keep a company afloat, but to encourage growth and forward movement. Ideas about what makes a strong business leader have changed over the years. But many entrepreneurs, managers, and even employees are still stuck on some of the outdated, unproductive ideas of the past. Intimidation and scare tactics to motivate employees, hiding all the big conversations behind closed doors, and not allowing for flexibility in the workplace - these are all old-world management styles that are based in fear, not true leadership. This outdated leadership style simply can’t compete with genuine, human-oriented leadership. So, what are the main elements every leader should have?
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Topics: Business Advice

03 Sep 4 Strategies for Becoming a Thought Leader

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

In the age of content marketing, thought leadership is a highly coveted position. And while it may seem random (or largely based on luck), there is actually a science to becoming a thought leader. Earning the respect and trust of your audience doesn't happen overnight or at random. It takes continuous demonstration and strategic content marketing to position your brand. By engaging in these 4 strategies, you'll begin to see growth and success as a thought leader in your industry.

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27 Aug An Inside Look at What Is a Thought Leader

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Henry Ward Beecher, a Congregationalist clergyman, was one of the first individuals to be identified in writing as a thought leader in 1887. It is a term that has been used for more than a hundred years, often used in reference to another instead of as a self-descriptor. Today “thought leader” or “thought leadership” can be seen in job description, company mission statements and sprinkled in resumes. What is thought leadership exactly? More importantly, what does it mean to truly be a thought leader and how can you become one?

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23 Jul Five Reasons Why Your Startup Needs a Business Mentor

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Whether you’re starting a new business from scratch or taking the reins of an already-existing company, you’ll want to make your mark as a successful new owner/operator. That’s why, even if you have years of experience in your chosen industry, it’s essential for you to find a top-notch business mentor.

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Topics: Business Advice, eos mentor

03 Jul Decrease the Chances of Your Startup Failing with These 5 Tips

Posted at 09:04:05 by Chris Hallberg

Starting a business can be risky and scary. Many people are afraid of failing but are still willing to take a risk for the potential success they may have. If you are thinking about starting a business, you need to be sure that you properly prepare if you want to better your chances of ultimate success.

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Topics: Business Advice, small business coach

25 Jun 7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Business

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Just like you spring clean your home, it's necessary to evaluate and sometimes overhaul important areas of your business. There are several ways to spring clean your business to keep it running as smoothly and effectively as possible.

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Topics: Business Advice, Business Coaching

11 Jun Five Secrets to Successful Business Mentoring

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

With so much emphasis on the bottom line, mentoring can sometimes take a backseat to profit and revenue; but, as any successful entrepreneur will tell you, mentoring is a crucial component of any successful business. A good business mentor builds employee confidence and morale — and by doing so, boosts motivation and enhances job satisfaction and performance.

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Topics: Business Coaching, eos mentor

28 May How to Manage Business Growth

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

When your business grows, you are undoubtedly thrilled. After all, expanding and becoming increasingly profitable has always been your goal. That happy expansion can also come with some serious pains. Growth alone is not enough. Your business's health requires a in-depth management plan, one a business coach can help you devise. Don't let your success do you in.

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Topics: Business Advice

14 May Why Business Growth is Important to the Longevity of Your Company

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

The mere mention of growth can be a scary proposition for many business owners. Without growth, however, your business can become stagnant, maybe even boring, and crumble over time. It’s important to understand why you may be resisting business growth, why growth is so important and how a small business coach  can help you develop the right growth strategy.

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Topics: Business Advice

30 Apr How Much Does a Business Coach Really Cost?

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Hiring a business coach in Denver is pretty expensive, right? It's not worth the investment; it's just another unnecessary expense. This couldn't be further from the truth. Yes, incorporating a business coach into your business requires an initial outlay, and an on-going financial and time commitment from the team, but hiring a proven professional will usually soon pay for itself. Think of it as a long-term investment — one that will actually pay off.

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Topics: small business coach