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Mar 9, 2017 4:07:16 PM

How to Write a Mission Statement That Inspires Your Team

If you've watched this recent video from Weird Al Yankovic, you know just how unoriginal most corporate mission statements are - full of meaningless platitudes like "monetize our assets" and "leverage our core competencies" or "world-class technology."

Feb 3, 2017 11:06:33 PM

11 Powerful Business Books for CEO's and Entrepreneurs to Read in 2017

As an entrepreneur and advisor to business leaders, I always have a stack of books sitting on my desk that have been recommended to me by friends and colleagues. Each year, I compile a list of books that have either stuck with me year after year, or have emerged as new favorites in the last year. 

Jan 4, 2017 1:41:55 AM

9 Ways to Create a Positive Company Culture

Article found on Linkedin Pulse. Originally posted on The Whole Brain Group blog.

Dec 13, 2016 11:16:24 PM

Are you a Great Boss or a Not-So-Great Boss? [Infographic]

Originally discovered on Linkedin Pulse

Ever notice how everyone in a workplace knows who the bad boss is—except the bad boss? If you’re supervising others, and you’re frustrated with their performance, it’s possible that the problem isn’t your team. You could be the not-so-great boss.

Jul 29, 2016 11:12:45 PM

11 Amazing Business Books for CEOs and Entrepreneurs

Discovered on Linkedin Pulse. Originally published on The Whole Brain Group blog.

As a business owner, I'm always trying to learn from the experience of other entrepreneurs, and that happens most often through reading their books. Here are the top books I buy in bulk and regularly recommend to clients and colleagues. Read them in any order - this just happens to be the order that I discovered them!

Jun 30, 2016 1:39:35 PM

4 Critical Things You Need To Delegate To A Virtual Assistant In 2016

I used to think of an executive assistant as a luxury that only high-powered CEOs in large companies could afford. It seemed silly to pay someone to do something I could do myself, and I figured that it would take more time to explain what I needed than to do it on my own. But as our marketing agency grew, I realized that delegation is not a luxury—it's a necessity

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