How to Improve Your Business and Get it on Track

Running a business can be a complicated balancing act at times. Not only are there many different things to think about on a continual basis, but it may be difficult to stay on top of everything as well as you like. While this is understandable, it is still important to make sure that you are taking all the steps you can to improve your business so that it can see success. If you are looking for some straightforward ways to help ensure that you are making the right kinds of improvements to your company, then here are some things to consider. 

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Four Supportive Ways to Get People to Change

I was speaking with a client, the CEO and owner of a small business with twenty employees. He was deeply frustrated that he hadn’t been able to make any progress on a significant change he wanted his team to make. He wanted them to become more responsive and proactive, so he hired us to help.

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Johanna Lyman (she/her or they/them) is the Principal Consultant and Practice Leader for Culture and Inclusion at Kadabra. She is a dynamic, energetic Leadership and Culture coach and consultant with nearly 30 years of experience of leadership development and culture change.

She is adept at combining coaching, training, and facilitation to help clients build sustainably profitable businesses while creating deep meaning in their work. She quickly establishes rapport and creates a container of psychological safety, belonging, and deep trust with her clients and their teams. She believes that inclusion and diversity should be seen as the natural outcomes of building great cultures.

Johanna is wife to the best husband on the planet, mother to an adult daughter, and dog-mom to Petey the Amazing Tripod.

Green Wisdom - From Breakdowns to Breakthroughs

The following is an excerpt from the recently-released paperback edition of “Green Wisdom: A Guide for Anyone to Start, Engage and Energize a Sustainability Team,” authored by Nikki Pava, with a foreword by Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (2010-2016) and Founding Partner, Global Optimism.

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Nikki Pava is the author of Green Wisdom: A Guide for Anyone to Start, Engage and Energize a Sustainability Team. She is also the founder of Alegria Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in sustainability engagement initiatives for mission-driven companies.

Prior to her work at Alegria Partners, Nikki founded EcoTuesday, a national networking forum that facilitated vital connections and essential change in the business community. EcoTuesday hosted more than 300 events in 12 cities across the country and brought together hundreds of sustainability professionals, making a positive impact in each city.

Nikki holds an MBA in sustainable management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. She lives in an eco-community in Costa Rica and is currently writing a book about teams in businesses that focus on reaching their company’s climate change goals.

11 Key Considerations for Prize-Driven Group Diet Programs

What employers MUST ponder before partaking in a staff 'dieting for dollars' program

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Forbes Business Council Member Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist, and futurist who reports on noteworthy industry change makers, movers, shakers, and innovators across all B2B and B2C categories. This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations, and events. Merilee is Founder, Executive Editor, and Producer of “The Luxe List” as well as Host of the nationally-syndicated “Savvy Living” TV show. As a prolific business and consumer trends, lifestyle and leisure industry voice of authority and tastemaker, she keeps her finger on the pulse of the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme—also delving into the minds behind the brands. Her work reaches multi-millions worldwide via broadcast TV (her own shows and copious others on which she appears) as well as a myriad of print and online publications. Connect with her at www.TheLuxeList.com and www.SavvyLiving.tv / Instagram www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReports  / Twitter www.Twitter.com/LuxeListReports / Facebook www.Facebook.com/LuxeListReports / LinkedIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern.

Real Leaders Step Forward When Others Step Back

On Monday morning I was in a rare circumstance — the CEO of a large urban bank was knocking on my corner office door, asking to have a few minutes of my time to philosophize about the future of the new economy. We talked about a great many things, and the minutes turned into hours. Toward the end of the conversation, this CEO recited a well-known quote from the early 20th-century visionary businessman Peter Drucker, often considered the inventor of modern management:

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"I like to explore the intersection between emotion and business in the public-profit world. I have observed a natural tension in this space which leads to juicy and provocative conversations. I try to remain detached, stay open-minded, and play devil's advocate to seek and speak the truth."

TheEmoBiz lives in the forest with a spouse, toddler, and dog, has been working in business for over a decade, has a daily spiritual practice, and comes from a family of writers. Follow @TheEmoBiz on Medium and Twitter.
 

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08/09/2021
Running a business can be a complicated balancing act at times. Not only are there many different things to think about on a continual basis, but it may be difficult to stay on top of everything as... read more
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Metal spheres in a circle show example of leadership from the center.
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On Monday morning I was in a rare circumstance — the CEO of a large urban bank was knocking on my corner office door, asking to have a few minutes of my time to philosophize about the future of the... read more
Hands of a man in suit reading Business section of newspaper
08/09/2021
Running a business can be a complicated balancing act at times. Not only are there many different things to think about on a continual basis, but it may be difficult to stay on top of everything as... read more
Stressed out woman staring at laptop while chewing pencil.
03/09/2021
I was speaking with a client, the CEO and owner of a small business with twenty employees. He was deeply frustrated that he hadn’t been able to make any progress on a significant change he wanted his... read more
Book Cover for Green Wisdom on trail through grasses
07/01/2019
The following is an excerpt from the recently-released paperback edition of “Green Wisdom: A Guide for Anyone to Start, Engage and Energize a Sustainability Team,” authored by Nikki Pava, with a... read more
Tangled pile of different colored tape measures
07/05/2018
What employers MUST ponder before partaking in a staff 'dieting for dollars' program Since research has proven financial incentives and penalties to be highly effective in motivating weight-loss,... read more
Metal spheres in a circle show example of leadership from the center.
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On Monday morning I was in a rare circumstance — the CEO of a large urban bank was knocking on my corner office door, asking to have a few minutes of my time to philosophize about the future of the... read more