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Five Common Misconceptions About Hiring A Management Consultant

By Erin Hoffman This article was originally published on Forbes. During my tenure as a management consultant, I've helped hundreds of companies determine their areas of improvement and develop success plans. Management consultants can have many different specialties,...

2019’s Key to Success: Effective Delegation

By Michael Gunther The new year is a great time to re-educate yourself on best business practices and ways to strengthen your leadership. However, a lot of what you may find in online business articles are tips and tricks when what you actually need is advice on...

Celebrating 2018 Success

By Rachell Smith Before we start to work on our 2019 goals, we wanted to take some time to reflect on an incredibly successful 2018. From business growth to accolades, join us in recognizing the outstanding achievements of some of our clients and community leaders —...

Everything You Need to Know About Building a Strategic Plan

The article was originally published on Forbes. By Michael Gunther Guess what? Most strategic plans — those labor of love documents that the C-suite spends hours upon hours debating — are actually notstrategic plans. So, if what we think of as a strategic plan...

Skillful Communication and the Future of Work

By Rachell Smith At Collaboration, we take our core values to heart. As "Relentless Learners", we agree that continuing our professional education is integral to our growth. I recently attended two educational seminars that inspired me to take a look at the future of...

Highlights from the 2018-2019 Central Coast Economic Forecast

By Rachell Smith For the second year in a row, I wanted to share the important information I learned as I recently attended the 2018-2019 Central Coast Economic Forecast. Just like last year, business leaders in the community gathered at the Madonna Expo Center to...

How to Build a Strong Senior Management Team

This article was originally published on Forbes. By Michael Gunther Entrepreneurs are visionaries. They excel at creating a company that fills a void in the marketplace through their drive and grit. Later in their business’ life cycle, entrepreneurs become aware that...

5 Business Worries and How to Solve Them

By Marie Lopez It takes a fearless person to start up and run a successful company. Yet, with all the risks involved in running a business it’s a given that there are certain aspects that keep business owners up at night. Earlier this year, we conducted a survey...

Introducing Our New Interview Series “Wine with an Entrepreneur”

By Marie Lopez Since February 2018, we have introduced numerous resources to help our clients and those in our network build their businesses and skills. From webinars to white papers to case studies, we intend to provide useful — and complimentary — information so...

Five Questions Your Team Has But Is Too Afraid To Ask

This article was originally posted on Forbes. By Erin Hoffman As a business consultant, I have the privilege of being an "inside outsider." Employees are comfortable talking to me about what concerns them, knowing that I have the ears of the managers to anonymously...

The Importance of Understanding Communication Styles in the Workplace

By Erin Hoffman Anyone who has worked in any industry knows that conflicting personalities take a toll on teamwork, morale, and the successful completion of a project. But what many people might not know is that they don’t have to just learn to deal with a co-worker....

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