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Social Media For Law Firms: Just How Important Is It?

  • November 8, 2018

Social Media for Law Firms Is Very ImportantLet’s put it this way. Even unicorns exist in Google. So there’s absolutely no reason for your law firm not to have an active online presence. That’s just how important social media for law firms is. Period.

And if done right, a law firm’s social media presence will prove to be a strategic business decision that results in tangible and highly-profitable gains.

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How Does The Recent Facebook Hack Affect Law Firms?

  • October 30, 2018

Facebook Hack Dangerous For Law FirmsWith Halloween this week we just couldn’t help ourselves. We had to take a look at this scary story of Facebook’s recent cyber hack of the century.  The recent Facebook hack directly compromised an estimated 50 million Facebook accounts – including those of its bigwigs Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg.

Add the other 40 million at-risk accounts, and it puts this breach as the largest the social networking site has ever experienced.

This hacking incident reminds us of the absolute, non-negotiable growing need for Cyber Security Awareness. You won’t want to miss our next all-too-relevant webinar, Cyber Fortress: How To Protect Your Data Empire featuring data protection expert Michael DePalma. We have a few spots left- be sure to reserve your spot now!

It’s also the most dangerous yet, as the still unknown hackers have taken users’ access tokens, which allows them to go on a data acquisition spree that goes beyond your personally identifiable information (i.e., name, email, phone number, etc.)

Access tokens also give hackers access to your granular profile data, which include more specific information such as your gender, current city, birthday, work history, last 10 Check-Ins, and 15 most recent searches.

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How To Manage Millennials: A Guide For Baby Boomer Managers

  • October 25, 2018

How to Manage Millennials in the WorkplaceHow to manage Millennials? That is the question? Because by 2025, a whopping 75% of the workforce will be made up of Millennials.

This means, in just a few years your office will be in the hands of people that are “the most populous, educated, and diverse generation in American history” but also think that eating Tide pods and putting it online is a good idea. For all of the baby boomers out there, this blog post is for you.

As a manager, are you ready to supervise the generation the Internet most love to hate?

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Reel To Real Part 2: 5 Movies That Inspire Leadership Skills Every CEO Can Use To Get Better Results For Their Company

  • October 4, 2018

movie that inspire leadershipReel To Real: 5 Movies That Inspire Leadership Skills Every CEO Can Use To Get Better Results For Their Company (Part 2!)

Movies That Inspire Leadership: Audrey Hepburn famously said, “Everything I learned I learned from the movies.” And if you’re a CEO intent to lead your team to achieve better results, everything you need to know, you can learn in an underdog sports story.

Cindy Anderson’s powerful discussion around leadership traits was the catalyst for this fun series.  This is part 2 in our two part segment: Reel To Real, Movies That Inspire Leadership Skills For CEOs. (If you missed Part 1, check it out here!)  Earlier this week we dove into our first two picks on awesome sports-inspired movies that inspire courage and the leader within us all.

If you need permission to binge on some excellent flicks in the name of Leadership Development, here’s your ticket!

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Reel To Real Part 1: 5 Movies That Inspire Leadership Skills Every CEO Can Do To Score Better Results For Their Business

  • October 2, 2018

 5 Key Things Every CEO Can Do To Achieve Better Results

5 Movies That Inspire Leadership Skills Every CEO Can Do To Get Better Results For Your Company. (Part 1)

Audrey Hepburn famously said, “Everything I learned I learned from the movies.” And if you’re a CEO intent to on developing your leadership skills to lead your team to achieve better results, everything you need to know, you can learn in an underdog sports story.

So grab some popcorn and your mobile device to take notes, because it’s time to Netflix and lead in part 1 of this 2 part series, Reel To Real: Leadership Skills From The Movies.

If anyone knows how sweet a victory ending is, it’s Thinc Strategy founder, Cindy Anderson.

With more than 20 years of leadership skills management under her belt, she’s helped over 140 local and international clients increase their corporate value with a straightforward and effective strategy – cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset.

In her webinar, Essential Leadership Skills Needed For Long-Term Success she breaks down her game plan on how CEOs can encourage everyone in their organization – including themselves – to develop an entrepreneurial mindset using five key points.

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Problems are the Breakfast of Champions: Cultivating An Entrepreneurial Mindset Throughout Your Team

  • September 18, 2018

Entrepreneurial Mindset Breakfast of championsRunning your own business has more than its fair share of ups and downs. Staff, vendors, customers, competitors – all vying for your time. A ‘normal day’ running your business is stressful enough but add to that the inevitable problems that come about in business and you can easily get discouraged.

The solution? Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset throughout your organization.

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Are You Running A Patient Organization? 7 Key Truth-Telling Questions To Ask Your Employees By Walt Brown

  • September 4, 2018

patient organization 7 questionsThis is a fantastic guest article written by our upcoming Expertise In Business webinar speaker, Walt Brown, Full Time Entrepreneurial Operating System® Implementer. Be sure to sign up for our next webinar, The Patient Organization: Leading With Clarity And Building Loyalty In Your Business.

Take a step back for a moment and allow yourself to envision your ideal employee. What attributes come to mind? Perhaps inspired, diligent, committed, and loyal resonate with you. Being mindful of what employees should embody is fine and well, but it’s far more important as a leader to be mindful of how to encourage your employees to actually demonstrate these attributes.

Through my years working with leadership teams, I have narrowed down what employees of any generation look for in their workplace. I’ve used these insights to compile 7 questions that employees should be able to answer yes to.  Trust me, if your organization has people, these questions will be relevant.

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Are You A Helicopter Boss? Here’s How You Can Find Out

  • August 21, 2018

how to empower employees leadershipForget helicopter parents, when it comes to micromanaging leadership, swooping in and “taking over” a task, business owners take the cake!

With blood, sweat, and tears, and countless hours, you’ve built your business up to the empire it is today. This business is your baby. People’s livelihood depends on making this operation you’ve built work! Your clients depend on your process and product to work for them to earn their livelihood!

And now, you’re faced with a new employee, or maybe it’s an employee that’s been with the company for several years, and you watch them move through a task and they’re fumbling. What happens next for so many of us? Helicopter Boss to the rescue!

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Time Management: Top Time Wasters For CEOs And How To Free Yourself!

  • August 2, 2018

Time Management for CEOsA common complaint among CEOs is not having the time to catch up on work and actually get their job done. But the harsh reality is, we all have the same 24 hours a day. Ultimately, it comes down to how you utilize this time every day.

If you haven’t taken the time to analyze and improve your time management skills, this is a good place to start. In this article, we will be breaking down time management for CEOs, tackling the top time wasters and how to avoid them.

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Essential Traits for Exceptional Leaders: A Guest Post By Cindy Anderson

  • July 24, 2018

Essential Leadership QualitiesExceptional leaders exhibit courage, passion, confidence, commitment, and ambition. They nurture the strengths and talents of their people and build teams committed to achieving common goals.

On a fundamental level, most leaders share a common set of leadership skills and traits that helped them grow into their leadership position. In the very best of leaders, we innately expect them to exude strong communications skills, accountability for themselves and their teams, and demonstrate compassion and creativity.

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