Consulting and Coaching Insights

How to Really GIVE this Thanksgiving

Posted by Kathy Bentz on Wed, Nov 25, 2015

The commercialization of the holiday season has begun. As you prepare for Thanksgiving, you're bombarded by Black Friday shopping ads, enticing pricing from local retailers involved in Small Business Saturday, and for those who prefer to shop from the comfort of their own homes Cyber Monday mayhem.

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6 Simple Tips to Build Your Online Community

Posted by Kathy Bentz on Wed, Nov 18, 2015

How often do you view someone’s profile on LinkedIn or Facebook and see they have hundreds, maybe even thousands of connections? Have you wondered how in the world they find so many followers? Building your online community through social mediamay be a perplexing activity for you. If so, here are six straightforward tips to help you add connections, followers, and contacts:

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8 Must-Have Leadership Qualities

Posted by Kathy Bentz on Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Have you ever led a team? Whether it was a work team, a youth
sports team, or your family unit “team,” we hope you developed an appreciation for the following along the way:

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Executive Coaching: Providing Solutions To SuccessionPlanning Challenges, Part II

Posted by Kathy Bentz on Wed, Nov 04, 2015

Identifying and developing strong leaders for future roles is critical to the ongoing success of an organization. Without an effective succession planning program in place, companies will face greater challenges than those incurred during the implementation of a program, including:

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Executive Coaching: Providing Solutions To Succession Planning Challenges, Part I

Posted by Kathy Bentz on Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Have you ever worked for or with an organization that handled succession into key positions poorly? Or maybe even not at all until they were forced to do so?

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Competition: It Does a Business Good!

Posted by Kathy Bentz on Wed, Oct 21, 2015

Competition in the business world is often viewed as a negative thing, but it doesn't have to be. Competition can benefit you, your competitor, and especially your customer!

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Self-Appreciation: Are You Your Best Friend?

Posted by Kathy Bentz on Wed, Oct 14, 2015
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Business Relationships ... How Do You Build Them If You’re an Introvert (or Just Hate People)?

Posted by Kathy Bentz on Wed, Oct 07, 2015

To build your business, you've got to build business relationships. How do you do that if you’re an introvert or people have a tendency to drain your energy (or downright frustrate you) most days? There are all kinds of easy things you can do to build a relationship.

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What is Entrepreneurial Spirit and How Do I Know If I Have It? Take the 3-Question Quiz

Posted by Kathy Bentz on Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Grabbing opportunities with open arms is often easier to talk about than to actually do. Most people find themselves dreaming about being rich but never actually do anything about it. A combination of procrastination and 'what if' syndrome can cripple your creative spirit and might mean your idea will never become a reality.

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Posted by Kathy Bentz on Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Here we are at the end of another summer. School is back in session and summer is just a blur. Remember that essay you had to write when you were back in your primary grades, “How I Spent My Summer Vacation?” What would you say about your vacation this past summer? We hope you had a chance to unplug and unwind at some point.

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