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November, 2015

Are You Managing Your "Lines" of Business?

A common problem in small to medium size businesses is realizing that the business is really two or more lines of business. This condition is exacerbated by the tendency to view financial reports as a necessary evil in order to meet tax obligations and not as a tool to manage the business.

As a result, the revenue and associated expenses of multiple lines of business are commingled and they miss an important tool to manage the business effectively.

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Case Study
A local company approached me to conduct a business assessment prior to leading them through a strategic planning process. The founder was confident that his company was well run and that . . . . read more.
Mike Brice
Phone: (206)226-1617

Feature Article

7 Subtle Conversation Habits of Powerful People

by Jayson Demers, CEO, AudeinceBloom

The ability to communicate effectively in business is an absolute must. This can be a learned skill to be used at all levels inside and outside of the organization. The following list seven habits that powerful people have mastered to hold a conversation.

  1. They have something worth saying.
  2. They aren't afraid of silence.
  3. They don't dominate the conversation.
  4. They don't argue.
  5. They avoid buzzwords, clichs, and euphemisms.
  6. They use simple words.
  7. They have varied, dynamic intonation.

How many of these habits are you utilizing in your conversation style?

Click here to read more about how your conversation style can make an impression..

Note: Ask yourself the following questions.
  • Do you have a distinct conversation style?
  • Do you use your conversation style effectively?
  • Do you vary your conversation style based upon who you are talking to?

If you are looking for guidance on how to develop your conversation style contact Mike to learn about the Executive Coaching services available from Brice Consulting for you and your organization.

Leadership Resources

Core Values: What are your core values and are you using them to improve the quality of your life and your work? Part of discovering what values exist at your core is looking back at the failures and triumphs of life to improve and ensure a successful future.
Why we need core values (14:21 min)

Teamwork Inspirational Video (4:21 min)

Marketing: Innovative marketing strategies have propelled many of the largest brands in the world to their current heights. That said, it's difficult for small and medium businesses to dedicate precious resources to marketing - especially with the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality.
Get Out of the Dark Ages of Cold Calling and Business Cards. Modernize Your Marketing Now.

Effective Communication: Businesses may want to listen a little more carefully the next time shoppers give them feedback.  New research has found that a majority of shoppers feel that their feedback is falling on deaf ears, and as a result, many shoppers say their loyalty to certain brands is being negatively affected.
3 Things You Need To Know To Help Your Company Adapt To Change

Leadership: The success of Apple is often attributed to Steve Jobs, and clearly he deserves much credit. But it was another CEO, John Sculley, who took Apple from a million dollars to a billion in revenue.
4 Top Lessons In Leadership From John Sculley

Millennials: Like most Millennials, I bristle at command and control. My generation expects a more personal interaction with management. We want to confide in them our goals - whether we want to be promoted, transfer departments, enroll in graduate school, or leave to backpack Europe.
How To Let Go And Become The Manager Millennials Want

Inspiration: Imagine the frustrating process of getting kids out the door to school on time. It's a battle when they're moving too slow or simply not moving. What typically happens with parents is the volume goes up, there's an escalated amount of energy, but mainly there is a lot of demanding  and not a lot of inspiring to get children to move out the door quickly.
Is Inspiring Others Worth The Effort?

Culture: A new study finds that executives overwhelmingly believe culture is vital to how their business performs, but few are fully satisfied with the current state of their company culture.
Why Your Company's Culture Is Crucial to Its Value

Customers: Businesses work incredibly hard to win a customer. Then they focus their attention on serving their customer. They do everything they can to win their customer’s loyalty. Then, once they have it, a few simple mistakes destroys that loyalty.
Is Customer Loyalty Actually Bad for Business?

Website: Nowadays, when you build or redesign a website for your business, be it a startup or a large corporation, you seldom have in mind just the presentation part of it. Websites nowadays are more and more directed towards conversion - getting users to accomplish your website’s purpose: sales, lead generation, event attendance and much more.
5 key aspects for optimizing your website

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