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April, 2015

Stand Tall: Stand on Principle or Go With the Flow?

As an owner, CEO, senior manager or supervisor of a small group, you are often called upon to “stand tall” on making not only basic business decisions but also upholding the principles and values of the company. Most business decisions can be reduced to numbers, rules, and standards. But pressure on company management to compromise or look the other way and bend, equivocate or break company principles and values has never been greater. Societal norms of behavior and conduct continue to shift which poses challenging conditions when dealing with conflict, conduct, morality, and ethical business practices.

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Company principles and values may have been set when the company was founded. In some companies, this could be decades ago. It is imperative for the company to be active and consistently reinforcing its principles and values. Management needs to “walk-the-talk” as they conduct their daily business responsibilities. It is also a common expectation that the company principles and values be extended and demonstrated in the . . . read more.
Mike Brice
Phone: (206)226-1617

Feature Article

We can become too busy in our professional lives and lose sight of the important things in life. It is important to take the time and reflect on what is really important in life.

Here is a list of the truths about life that we can easily forget?

  1. Being busy does not equal being productive.
  2. Great success is often preceded by failure.
  3. Fear is the No. 1 source of regret.
  4. Your self-worth must come from within.
  5. You're only as good as those you associate with.
  6. Life is short.
  7. You don't have to wait for an apology to forgive.
  8. You're living the life you've created.
  9. Live in the moment.
  10. Change is inevitable - embrace it.

How do you measure up? How many of these truths can you apply to your life?

Click here to read the complete article and discussion of each truth.

Note: Ask yourself the following questions.
  • Do you involve take the time to examine what is important in your life?
  • Do you mentor others to be focused so that their time is effectively used?
  • Do you evaluate your schedule to make sure you are working on the right things?

If you are looking for guidance on how to get control of your work life contact Mike to learn about the Executive Coaching services available from Brice Consulting for you and your organization.

Leadership Resources

Meeting Management: Meetings can be an incredibly productive way of making decisions, planning for the future or communicating to a group of people at once. We'll show you how to run an effective meeting.
How To Run A Meeting (3:42 min)

Leadership: Jack Welch tells Mark C. Thompson that whenever a business wants to make progress, they have to be extreme. Getting the message out takes effort, time, and repetition. You get the behavior that you reward.
Being Extreme in Leadership (8:32 min)

Technology: It looks like the launch period for Microsoft's new operating system is late July.
Windows 10 Release Date Revealed: How To Upgrade For Free

Personal Development: There has been a lot of chatter lately about the importance of preserving your mental energy for the most important tasks. This energy conservation movement has led many people to cut back on the small choices they're making every day, ranging from what they're going to wear to what they're going to eat.
How To Create A Healthy Routine Without Getting Stuck In A Rut

Productivity: Research shows that many of us procrastinate. So if there’s something you're avoiding, delaying or sidestepping, you're far from the only one.
15 Tricks To Overcome Procrastination

Search Algorithm: On April 21, 2015, Google will introduce its widely dreaded mobile-friendly algorithm, a change that will favor sites designed for smartphones by boosting their search rankings.
What Mobilegeddon Really Means for Your Business

Productivity: Is burning the candle at both ends and working far more than the traditional workweek the best way to get the most work done?
Working less could be the key to doing more

Leadership: There are a handful of principles that work in virtually every situation when you're trying to establish and grow a business. They work if you're trying to build an email list or close a sale. If you ignore them, you are almost certain to fail. If you do them halfway, you will soon be standing there watching your business as it is eclipsed by someone who is following all the principles, all the time.
5 Keys to Running a Successful Business

Conflict Resolution: Diverse teams can often experience conflict. In many cases, conflict can be very healthy for a group.
Conflict Resolution for Small Groups

Effective Meetings: American businesses lose an estimated $37 billion a year due to meeting mistakes. Steve Jobs made sure that Apple wasn't one of those companies.
3 Ways Steve Jobs Made Meetings Insanely Productive - And Often Terrifying

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