What Goes Into Your Pencil?

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, Communication, consulting, cost, Customer, effort, Featured, life coach, perception, strategy
When was the last time you really thought about your pencil? It sits on your desk until you need it. Let’s face it, you probably take it for granted. Take a moment and think about what had to happen for that pencil to get to you. Graphite had to be mined and refined. Lumber has […] The post What Goes Into Your Pencil? appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Why We Need Capitalism

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, capitalism, coaching, consulting, economics, Featured, life coach, strategy Businetiks
by Eric Lopkin While there are many people spouting the values of socialism today, as business people we are ultimately reliant on capitalism for our well being. No matter what your political opinions, privately owned businesses are creations of capitalism. That doesn’t mean that your business shouldn’t be active in building your community. In fact, […] The post Why We Need Capitalism appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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When You Make A Mistake, Forgive Yourself

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, forgive, forgiveness, life coach, mistakes, strategy
If a friend tells you about an ordeal they’re facing or a mistake they’ve made, how do you typically respond? In all likelihood, you offer kindness and comfort. But how do you treat yourself when you make a big mistake? You’re probably much tougher — springing to self-criticism, hiding in embarrassment, or ruminating on your […] The post When You Make A Mistake, Forgive Yourself appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Networking Is Like A Romance

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, life coach, networking, Process, Relationship, strategy
One key to business success is the ability to network. Through networking you meet potential customers, referral sources, employees, hiring managers, etc. Networking is about finding opportunities, yet many people don’t understand networking. The easiest way to think about it is like a romance. Think long-term: You’re not there for a one night stand, you’re there […] The post Networking Is Like A Romance appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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The Importance Of Authenticity In Networking

Attitude and Mindset, authenticity, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, life coach, networking, relationships, strategy
It seems like the right approach to networking: Figure out what the person you’re connecting with wants to hear, and then work to impress them. But tactics like self-promotion and ingratiation can backfire. Research shows there are two reasons why: Trying to anticipate what will impress the other person both increases your anxiety and makes […] The post The Importance Of Authenticity In Networking appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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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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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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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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What Does Think Outside The Box Really Mean?

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, life coach, mindset, strategy, think different, think outside the box
We’ve all heard the phrase. Thinking outside the box has become corporate jargon and been used so often it has lost its meaning. However, the original concept is still important. Thinking outside the box is about not doing the same thing that everyone else does. Since “thinking outside the box” has become so ingrained in business, […] The post What Does Think Outside The Box Really Mean? appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Business Lessons From Wicked Tuna

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, competition, consulting, cooperation, Featured, life coach, strategy
Wicked Tuna on the National Geographic channel chronicles the work of tuna boats. Aside from the day-to-day work of the boats, they are engaged in a competition with each other to see which crew can bring in the most money. Showing how the crews work and how they interact with other boats offers an excellent […] The post Business Lessons From Wicked Tuna appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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