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Do you spend enough time with yourself?

By Michael Gunther The question "Do you spend enough time with yourself?" could be seen as rhetorical considering you never spend a minute without yourself. What I'm actually referring to is taking the time to think, contemplate and evaluate where you are in your...

Creating an Inclusive Company Culture: How to be the Catalyst

By Rachell Newburn Approximately 40 percent of Collaboration's clients are female business owners. While it's true that many business owners, male and female, face the same struggles when it comes to growing their businesses, it is apparent that women are shouldering...

Are Traditions Hampering Your Business?

By Michael Gunther I was talking with my bookkeeper friend Debbie, and she told me a story about one of her clients. This client performed some laborious accounting processes, like completing multiple forms to write one check, which only worsened an already...

Ongoing Management Coaching Integral to Bottom Line

By Michael Gunther After speaking at a conference about leaders’ impact on building a strong team, numerous people shared their particular issues. I noticed there seemed to be a common theme. These individuals received a promotion to management, but had no formal...

Central Coast Economic Forecast: Overview

By Rachell Newburn Following is a high-level overview of the Central Coast Economic Forecast event in November 2017, which hosted over 500 business leaders. Particular attention is paid to the economies of SLO County, the state of California, as well as a national...

Recapture Control of Your Time

By Michael Gunther I don’t know about you, but I’m always trying to find another hour or two in my day. I haven’t been able to create a 26 hour day quite yet, but I know that when I feel like I need some extra hours to catch up, I need to reevaluate my time management...

Zheila Pouraghabagher accepted into Forbes Coaches Council

By Collaboration Business Consulting Zheila Pouraghabagher, Senior Consultant at Collaboration Business Consulting, a company dedicated to assisting proactive individuals develop themselves as collaborative leaders, has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council,...

Building a Tribe

By Michael Gunther Instinctively, humans are tribal. We like to belong to groups comprised of individuals with similar views, thoughts and interests. These connections allow us to enhance our well-being and develop lasting relationships. Look at Facebook's meteoric...

Strong Leadership Builds Strong Teams

By Michael Gunther Business owners expect a certain level of output from their employees, and they're often challenged when the team doesn't perform at that level. These leaders often get frustrated that “nobody does their tasks correctly” or that their employees...

Collaboration Business Consulting Expands to San Francisco

Collaboration's extension aims to create Collaborative Leaders® in Northern California Over the past year, Collaboration Business Consulting expanded its team of outcome-focused individuals to better serve our growing client list. Now, the company is ready to head...

The 7 Myths of Owning a Business

By Michael Gunther Whenever we work with a business -- no matter what stage of the Business Life Cycle they're in -- the leaders tell us what they think it takes to be successful. After hundreds of these kinds of conversations, I’ve found that many of these beliefs...

Values & Ethics: Are You Walking Your Talk?

By Michael Gunther Nowadays, it's common for a business to promote their core values and ethical practices as part of their marketing strategy. Values and ethics may be promoted directly to employees in mission statements, in training manuals, or in employee...

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