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Leadership based on love

Leadership based on love


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/leadership-based-on-love/

We are trained to operate our businesses, and our lives, out of a fear-based mentality. If that sounds rather severe, just look around. We’re focused on restrictions and limitations. We’re constantly on the defensive, protecting from every danger. It’s not just you. This is what our ancestors learned when attempting to...

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when disoriented i am

When disoriented I am


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/when-disoriented-i-am/

Some conversations are more confused than helpful. Nothing seems to be working. I don’t think I’m making progress. I’m sure you go through times like this too. My personal coping strategy is to step back, breathe, and try to see the bigger picture. That’s easier to say than to do, of...

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so what's changed

So what’s changed?


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/so-whats-changed/

I had a great discussion recently with a local service club about Conscious Capitalism. One of the members remarked that he’s heard about companies wanting to “do good” for decades. So what does Conscious Capitalism – and similar kinds of thinking – bring to the discussion? This is a fabulous question!...

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Dissatisfaction is productivity

Dissatisfaction is productivity?


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/dissatisfaction-is-productivity/

The New York Times recently published an article called Hey Boss, You Don’t Want Your Employees to Meditate. They pointed to a confusing study which seemed to indicate that meditation neither improved or reduced motivation on the job. I’m not sure if it’s solid or not, but to me it exemplified...

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Why should customers care

Why should customers care?


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/why-should-customers-care/

I was talking with a colleague this week at a Conscious Capitalism meeting. We were exploring why customers should even care about the character of your business. It’s a great question and an area which is shifting. Customers look for the best deal, right? So they’re not going to let you...

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It’s about safety!

It’s about safety!


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/its-about-safety/

You have the big change you’re trying to take your organization through. You’ve created the wonderful slides which explain why it’s necessary, how the org chart is changing, and even why life will be so wonderful after the change. And then having all the employees actually change what they’re doing …...

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Are we avoiding

Are we avoiding?


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/are-we-avoiding/

I don’t know about you, but for me this is a great time to avoid doing hard work. It’s hot. I just got back from vacation. Everybody’s out of the office. Don’t get me wrong – we all need to have some relaxation and downtime. But we know that most of...

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