vision 2020

How to Make Your 2020 Vision 20/20

by Sonya Shelton

You may have seen articles and blogs this year connecting your personal or company vision for the year 2020 with having 20/20 eyesight. Yes, it’s cute. But it actually goes much deeper than the play on words (or numbers in this case). Here’s why… 20/20 …

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challenge assumptions

Never Be Afraid to Challenge Assumptions

by Sonya Shelton

A successful leader once shared that he constantly asks himself one question: “What am I not seeing?” Assumptions are one of the areas that may be a blind spot, and leadership requires us to challenge them repeatedly. What used to work yesterday may no longer apply today, and it’s important …

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Correct and Continue

How To Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement

by Sonya Shelton

Organizations can always improve something. Nothing is ever flawless, no matter how much we wish it could be. If you accept this reality, you can help your team create an environment of continuous improvement. When we accept that flaws exist, we provide the freedom to focus on improvement. When someone makes …

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open communication

Effective Leaders Foster Open Communication

by Sonya Shelton

  As a leader, you want your team to follow you. To follow you, they need to trust you. To trust you, they need to believe what you say, and they want to know you care. It’s even better when you trust them too. Part of developing that trust, respect, …

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relax business owner

5 Ways To Get Your Business To Run Without You

by Sonya Shelton

Some owners focus on growing their profits, while others are obsessed with sales goals. Have you ever considered making it your primary goal to set up your business so that it can thrive and grow without you? A business not dependent on its owner is …

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Overwhelmed business woman

Have you fallen into The Mile Wide Trap?

by Sonya Shelton

  If your company’s revenue has stalled after a period of rapid growth, you may have fallen into The Mile Wide Trap. Consider the case of Kim (not her real name) who runs a public relations firm. Kim studied marketing at school and went on …

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fire truck business

Why Fire Trucks Always Back In

by Sonya Shelton

Have you ever noticed that fire trucks always back into the fire hall? Why don’t they just pull into their parking spot snout-forward like the rest of us? Backing in at the end of a shift saves them time when they have to get to …

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