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Your Success Is Up To You

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, choice, coaching, consulting, Featured, life coach, personal responsibility, strategy, success
There are a ton of excuses. The economy is bad, I live in a terrible area, I wan’t given the chance, the list goes on and on.While certainly outside circumstances  have an effect, ultimately your success is up to you. In a recent story about bad schools, a student stated that now he knows it […] The post Your Success Is Up To You appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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The Worst Recipe Ever

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, life coach, operations, plan, Process, recipe, strategy
A while back I watched an online video claiming to show the ultimate grilled cheese recipe. As I watched I was amazed at how bad the recipe was. To be fair, there’s nothing wrong with the sandwich you get from the recipe. The problem is the recipe itself. At several points in the recipe, it […] The post The Worst Recipe Ever appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Create An Executive Presence

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, command, consulting, Featured, Focus, Leadership, life coach, mindset, strategy
Executive presence is not an innate quality; it is a set of behaviors that you can learn over time. Whether you are a natural wallflower or a social butterfly, you can enhance your presence by doing the following: Focus and relax. Calm is the foundation of presence. Use your breathing as an anchor that you […] The post Create An Executive Presence appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Understand Your Business Model

business coach, business model, business plan, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, life coach, operations, Process, profit, profitability, strategy, systems
A business model is the difference between a business and a hobby. It defines how your business activities will bring in money.  Having a clear understanding of your business model helps you focus on the direction your business takes. When you have that understanding you can make informed decisions about what to do and not […] The post Understand Your Business Model appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Keep Experimenting with Different Leadership Styles

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, leaders, Leadership, life coach, strategy
To grow as a leader you must dive into projects and activities, interact with different kinds of people, experiment with new ways of getting things done – and try out various leadership styles. Most learning involves some form of imitation (and understanding that nothing is “original”). So stop viewing authenticity as an intrinsic state. It’s […] The post Keep Experimenting with Different Leadership Styles appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Stop Trying to Hide Your Failures

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, failure, Featured, Improvement, learning, life coach, strategy, success
Despite the movement to consider failure a learning experience, it’s still considered taboo in many workplaces. But the truth is that we need to experience failure in order to learn and grow. So how do we leverage a setback to succeed next time? First, we have to speak openly and honestly about our failures, so […] The post Stop Trying to Hide Your Failures appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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When You Give Feedback, Do You Listen, Too?

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, Communication, consulting, Featured, feedback, life coach, listen, strategy
Very often it falls on us to offer feedback to a co-worker, partner, or subordinate. If you want people to really hear what you’re saying, you need to listen, too. Research suggests a manager’s attentive, nonjudgmental listening makes an employee more relaxed, more self-aware, and less defensive. The next time you’re coaching someone, listen carefully […] The post When You Give Feedback, Do You Listen, Too? appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Keep a Difficult Conversation on Track

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, Communication, consulting, conversation, Featured, life coach, strategy, talking
Sometimes, despite your best intentions, a difficult conversation veers off course. Maybe your counterpart’s emotions are making progress hard, or the conversation keeps drifting away from the topic at hand. Assess the situation by taking a deep breath, mentally popping out of the conversation — as if you’re a fly on the wall — and […] The post Keep a Difficult Conversation on Track appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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The Most Valuable Real Estate In The World

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, Communication, consulting, Featured, life coach, mobile, phone, smartphone, strategy
We all know the old adage: the three most important things in real estate are location, location, and location. For many businesses the location of a store or office has been the difference between success and failure. Business has changed in recent years. According to Warren Buffett you need to be on the most valuable […] The post The Most Valuable Real Estate In The World appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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The Best Bosses Follow These 5 Rules

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, Leadership, life coach, management, strategy
Amazing bosses try to make work meaningful and enjoyable for employees. They’re most successful when they adhere to a few best practices: Manage individuals, not just teams. When you’re under pressure, you can forget that employees have varying interests, abilities, goals, and styles of learning. But it’s important to understand what makes each person tick so that […] The post The Best Bosses Follow These 5 Rules appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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