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End Procrastination With These Productivity Hacks For CEOs

The Bermuda Triangle of ProductivityProductivity hacks for CEOs have evolved over the years from a simple to-do list to biohacking, but here we all are, still mysteriously disappearing into our versions of The Bermuda Triangle of Productivity, never to be found again until the end of the workday.

So doesn’t it make you wonder if these productivity hacks actually work? Or if they’re nothing but productivity quacks, which do nothing to improve your performance?

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Work Life Balance Tips For CEOs: So You Can Actually Enjoy The Holidays

Work Life Balance Tips For CEOs In 2018This post has useful and very practical work life balance tips for CEOs as well as for the millions of Americans who mark the start of their Holiday season with an online search for “work life balance tips.”

Because chances are you’ve been that person at a party who’s hunched over their smartphone answering work emails while everyone else at the table is using theirs to take selfies.

Don’t be that person anymore (or ever!) by following these work life balance tips for CEOs.  This year, be holiday stress-proof.

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HATE Using Your IT Support Provider’s Ticketing System? Look Closer…It Isn’t The System You Hate!

IT ticketing system managed services provider Does hearing the words “ticketing system” make you want to throw your printer through the window? I’ll bet you HATE using a dang ticketing system! But look closer, it isn’t the system you hate…

More likely the ticket system is being used by your provider as a gatekeeper – a hurdle or barrier you have to cross to get help.  This ISN’T why ticketing systems were invented but, unfortunately, how they are used.

I had a prospective customer tell me, “If you even mention the word ticketing system, my partners will freak out.” I thought – “Jeez, what am I getting into here?” but I stuck with it and dug a little deeper to figure out why they were so averse to this very useful tool – turns out the things they hate had more to do with their managed services provider’s process than with the tool.

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Webinar Recap: The Patient Organization – Leading With Clarity And Building Loyalty In Your Company

Patient Organization Recap Walt Brown

Title: The Patient Organization: Leading With Clarity And Building Loyalty In Your Company
Date and Time: WEDNESDAY, October 3, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Walt Brown, Full Time Entrepreneurial Operating System® Implementer
Moderator: Eric Hobbs, CEO of Technology Associates

You won’t want to miss this webinar, featuring Walt Brown, as he dives into The Patient Organization; his dynamic approach to eliminate dysfunction within organizations while achieving significant organizational loyalty and improvement. Walt is seven for seven for launching and growing companies. During the last decade, he has helped transform the culture of more than 135 organizations across the country through patience and best-practice exercises.

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

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

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

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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Webinar Recap: Essential Leadership Traits Needed For Long-Term Success

Cindy Anderson Webinar Leadership Traits

Essential Leadership Traits Needed For Long-Term Success

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Presenter: Cindy Anderson, Managing Partner of Thinc Strategy
Moderator: Eric Hobbs, CEO of Technology Associates

Whether you are striving for the next promotion, standing in the infancy stage of business, or sustaining an established brand, your leadership style will leave a lasting impact on the success of your business and your employees. Join Cindy Anderson, managing partner of Thinc Strategy, to discover the most overlooked leadership traits. You’ll learn how to lead with or without authority and the fundamental traits to shift your leadership style from good to great.

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Quarterly Business Review Do’s And Don’ts With Your Managed Service Provider

Quarterly Business Review Do's and Don'ts Managed Service ProviderIf you grit your teeth and cringe every time your IT Support company sets up a quarterly business review because you spend an hour defending your turf (and your wallet) from being “sold”… red flag!

In this article, we’re diving into what a quarterly business review is (and isn’t), and what to watch out for in identifying a true managed service provider from an IT Support company with a sales front.

An authentic Managed Service Provider uses quarterly business reviews to evaluate what’s working and not working and making sure they’re in sync with your company’s upcoming initiatives. Read on to learn the true do’s and dont’s of working with an authentic IT managed services provider.

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