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temp-post-imageFor an organization to succeed, it needs both good managers and good leaders. A good manager may also be a great leader, and a leader may also be a good manager, however, the two do not necessarily always go hand-in-hand. Leadership is the art of encouraging people to perform assigned tasks willingly, efficiently and effectively. Management is in regards to getting work done on time, on budget and on target. Good managers create competent and productive people. Good leaders create passionate and focused people.

To better understand the differences between management and leadership, think about the daily routines of the managers and leaders in your organization. Managers facilitate 1-on-1’s with their direct reports, creating clear...

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The beginning of the year is a time to reflect, take stock of the year past, and plan for the year ahead. As you personally prepare for 2018 – making resolutions and goals to better yourself in the year to come – It is also important to have a clear plan, goals and vision for how your business will continue to grow this year.

If you haven’t done so already, take a moment to get yourself and your business ready for the upcoming year. Hit the ground running this year by gaining clarity of the direction you want your business to go and identifying the steps or changes you need to take to get it there.

Here are six crucial tips to consider as you begin to prepare. Read on for a special offer on a complimentary clarity ...

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Management thinker Peter Drucker said it best, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” You can’t know if you are successful unless success is defined and tracked. By measuring performance, you track the information necessary to better understand what must improve to meet your goals. As 2017 winds to an end and you begin to focus on your growth strategy for the upcoming year, define what success looks like and establish a metric in which you can quantify your progress.

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Live2Lead, the annual worldwide leadership event hosted by John C. Maxwell, is just over two weeks away! Taking place on October 6th, the conference will be simulcast live from Atlanta, GA in the Des Moines-area for Central Iowa business owners as well as their executive and leadership teams. Speakers include John C. Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Cheryl Bachelder and Warrick Dunn. Each speaker is excited to share their own background and perspective on leadership.


Last month, I showcased two of the four world-class leadership experts, Dave Ramsey and Cheryl Bachelder. Read more and claim your seat today!
This week, I am featuring the other two speakers upcoming speakers. Learn more about John C. Maxwell and Warrick Dunn below:

John C. Maxwell

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Live2Lead, the annual worldwide leadership event hosted by John C. Maxwell, is a month and a half away! Taking place on October 6th, the conference will be simulcast live from Atlanta, GA in the Des Moines-area for Central Iowa business owners as well as their executive and leadership teams. Speakers include John C. Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Cheryl Bachelder and Warrick Dunn. Each speaker is excited to share their own background and perspective on leadership.
This month, I am showcasing two of the four world-class leadership experts, Dave Ramsey and Cheryl Bachelder. To learn more about the other speakers, click here and tune in next month.

Dave Ramsey

“No one is born a leader. You have to make a choice to work hard and develop your gifts to the fu...

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Employee engagement is currently a hot topic discussed among business owners and management teams alike. Everyone is looking for the secret to create more focused, productive, high-performing employees – especially when it comes to motivating millennials. While there is not a one-size-fits-all strategy that will inspire and encourage your workforce to become more engaged and invested in the work they do, there are many small techniques that can appeal to your employees differently.

Keeping your employees engaged is important for the success of your organization. According to Entrepreneur, highly engaged employees are 87 percent less likely to leave your company and are 21 percent more productive. There is a 51 percent difference in...

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