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When Should We Hire a Marketing Director and How Should We Deploy Them? By: Trisha Daho, Founder & CEO, Empowered, & Kate Harry Shipham, Principal, KHS People   What confounds Managing Partners? In so many conversations that we have with...
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If you are a leader:  A CEO, a CMO, a CFO, if you manage employees of any sort, if you coach a baseball team, if you lead a food pantry, whatever it is, I have some news for you:  Everyone...
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When I first started my own business, my first inclination was to go after every industry you could possibly think of.  Why?  Because I had done it for 17 years when I was with a large firm.  My initial thought...
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We all know one.  That person who is negative no matter what happens.  She gets a 20% raise and still thinks she was robbed.  He gets a promotion and finds something wrong with the announcement about it.  She never gives...
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As we look to the new year in business, we often feel like we are already working at our max, especially during times when we are trying to balance heavier personal obligations along with our intense workloads.  We all know...
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Ever wonder why your brilliant friend, who is a business owner, seems to run and run and never get anywhere? Week after week you see her get defeated, deflated and ultimately depressed that her business is not in growth mode....
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  One of the things I have learned over my career is the importance of learning agility.  You can always learn something from any book you read, seminar you attend or experience you have.  Even things that may not appear...
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When I meet with clients, potential clients and colleagues every week, I say this sentence at least half a dozen times:  It is easier to run a million dollar company than it is to run a $50,000 company.  To run...
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I’ve been doing a lot of meetings and events lately, ones where I am the host.  And I’ve noticed that lots of people cancel last minute, or just don’t show up.  I’m talking about PROFESSIONAL people, people who ARE their...
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Last week, I met with one of my fabulous clients, the one that “get it.”  He’s a successful restaurateur who is now opening an incredible wine bar restaurant concept in one the very hottest spots in Chicago, the West Loop. ...
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