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Be Unstoppable: The Importance of Persistence In Business

By Debra Benton
Be Unstoppable: The Importance Of Persistence In Business

In life there are few things you can control. You can view that fact with anxiety or with exhilaration knowing that the unpredictability and uncertainty are what make life fun.  Still, the unpredictability of life doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take ownership of what you can in your career. If anything, it means you should be … Read more

Leadership and Learning Go Hand In Hand

By Debra Benton
Leadership and Learning Go Hand In Hand

Being a leader doesn’t require you to have an especially high IQ, but it does require that you are willing to learn. If you do not train yourself constantly to learn about humanity, business, places, and ideas, you are asking for defeat. Leadership and learning go hand in hand. As one CEO weighed in: “Even … Read more

The Art of Handling Rejection In Business

By Debra Benton
Handling Rejection in Business

If you have been investing in your career (even a little), then you have run into rejection. Rejection is inevitable in life, especially if you’re making an effort and putting yourself out there.  It’s not fun. Handling rejection in business, and in life, is a skill that we aren’t always taught and, quite frankly, don’t … Read more

Humor and Leadership: A Funny Combination That Works

By Debra Benton
Humor and Leadership: A Funny Combination That Works

When was the last time you laughed at work? When was the last time you made someone else laugh? If you can’t remember, or if it was over a month ago, then you are missing a valuable opportunity to connect with others and frankly, make yourself look better. Humor and leadership may seem like an … Read more

5 Keys To Demonstrating Strong Leadership During Times Of Crisis

By Debra Benton
5 Keys to Demonstrating Strong Leadership During Times of Crisis

If you’re not in a crisis situation now, just wait a moment. Crises, whether in a company, country or your personal life happen all the time, and they can create discomfort and uncertainty. It’s easy in these situations to point fingers and ask, “Where is the leadership we need during times of crisis?”  Whether it’s … Read more