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When You Can’t Hit Unsend

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, Communication, communications, consulting, email, Featured, life coach, responsibility, sensitivity, strategy
Most people have made the mistake of hitting “reply all” on a private email or sending an insensitive message to the wrong person. After the panic sets in, you need to own the mistake. Approach the offended colleague quickly and apologize: “I’m sorry I did it and even more sorry that I hurt/showed disrespect for […] The post When You Can’t Hit Unsend appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Three Things You’re Doing That Kill Your Productivity

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, getting things done, Improvement, life coach, Process, productivity, strategy, Time Management
There’s always more work to do. To handle it all, it is important that we maximize our productivity. Some of the things that we think are helping are actually holding us back. Here are three things to stop doing: Trying to be perfect: You’re not perfect. No one is. So stop trying to pretend otherwise […] The post Three Things You’re Doing That Kill Your Productivity appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Innovation Starts With Setting Clear Goals

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, goals, Innovation, life coach, strategy, target
Sometimes entrepreneurs and executives fail to establish guidelines for innovation because they believe that creativity is all about giving people freedom. But if you don’t specify what kind of ideas you are looking for, you’ll end up with a lot of ideas to reject. While rejecting a lot of ideas is not necessarily a bad […] The post Innovation Starts With Setting Clear Goals appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Leadership Is Not A Title

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, leader, Leadership, life coach, strategy
It’s natural to look to people in authority for leadership. Leadership, however, is not inherent in a title. There are many people in authority who are not leaders. Conversely there are many leaders who do not have titles and are not officially in charge. A leader is someone that generates trust and respect. People turn to […] The post Leadership Is Not A Title appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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The Changing Face Of Work

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, economy, Featured, freelance, gig economy, Improvement, Planning, small business, strategy, work
People fear change. This is a universal constant. Change requires that people move into the unknown, which makes people uncomfortable. However, when change is happening, you have to adapt or be left behind. That is what is happening with the economy and the workplace. To thrive in the new economy you have to accept that […] The post The Changing Face Of Work appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Don’t Let Causes Outweigh Your Data

business coach, Businetiks, causes, coaching, consulting, data, Evaluate, Featured, inventory, life coach, sales
It’s great for your company to support a cause, but you shouldn’t let that determine your products. Your products need to be driven by customer demand, not causes.  Case in point: female empowerment. For many years women complained that there weren’t enough female action figures. They argued that the lack of female action figures was […] The post Don’t Let Causes Outweigh Your Data appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Zen And The Art Of Cab Driving

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Dynamic Perfectionism, effort, Featured, Improvement, life coach, strategy, Taxi
In an episode of the classic sitcom “Taxi” titled “Zen and the Art of Cab Driving,” Reverend Jim transforms himself from the worst to the best cab driver in New York by practicing the “dynamic perfectionism” methods he overheard.  Jim, typically in a hilarious fog, clearly imagined how to provide perfect cab rides, and acted […] The post Zen And The Art Of Cab Driving appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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The Problem With Surveys

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, data, Evaluate, Featured, life coach, strategy, surveys
Surveys are a valuable tool for getting feedback. There are some big drawbacks, however, for you to consider before acting on the results of a survey. Survey respondents may not be giving you the whole truth. This was illustrated recently when a survey and a data analysis were done to gauge the habits of millennials. […] The post The Problem With Surveys appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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How Companies Can Profit From A “Growth Mindset”

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, growth, life coach, mindset, strategy
Carol Dweck is a Stanford psychology professor,well known for her work on the power of mindsets to promote or discourage academic achievement and innovation. She’s famously seen an important distinction between people who view success as an outgrowth of talent that is inborn and immutable – those with a fixed mindset – and people who […] The post How Companies Can Profit From A “Growth Mindset” appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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What Businesspeople Can Learn From The Kitchen of Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, design, Featured, life coach, operations, order, Process, strategy
Note: We ran this blog post several tears ago. We are rerunning it in memory of Anthony Bourdain on his passing. Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, is known in the restaurant industry for running a very strict kitchen.  No one working in his kitchen would dare to […] The post What Businesspeople Can Learn From The Kitchen of Anthony Bourdain appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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