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Troubleshoot Your Team’s Effectiveness

By Michael Gunther Building an effective team is one challenge business owners always face. Sometimes, business owners hire employees who end up not performing at the expected level. In fact, I even had two clients state “Do I really want employees?” Building an...

Collaboration Business Consulting Expands Team

Two key staff positions intensify operations to enhance client experience SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - Collaboration Business Consulting is pleased to announce the expansion of their goal-oriented team with the addition of Zheila Pouraghabagher as a Senior Consultant and...

What’s Holding You Back from Breakthrough Performance?

By Rachell Newburn The first step to breakthrough performance is determining what it looks like for your business. It could be that you want to get past things that are stopping you, learning from your mistakes and failures or experiencing success that you never had...

Strong Leaders Listen More and Talk Less

By Zheila Pouraghabagher So you want to be a strong leader? Start by listening more and talking less. When someone approaches you with an idea or problem, you want to help -- that's what leaders do, right? But before you jump right in and start to throw out your own...

When Working More is Less Productive

By Michael Gunther We are a nation of workaholics – thanks to our smartphones and tablets, we stay connected to work like never before: evenings, weekends, vacations, etc. Actually, 73% of respondents in a recent survey stated that having a day off doesn’t mean not...

How Much Time Are You Spending with Your Team?

By Michael Gunther I’m always intrigued to hear leaders complain about their team’s lack of functioning, while at the same time the team complains about a lack of guidance or coaching from their manager. This cycle of dissatisfaction creates frustration for everyone...

When was the last time you were inspired?

By Michael Gunther  I believe we have a propensity to look at what isn’t working or what problem needs to be solved in our work. I hear business owners discussing the issues or problems with their teams or organization. I also find myself distracted at times −...

Collaboration Business Consulting Expands Team

Collaboration Business Consulting is pleased to announce the expansion of their goal-oriented team with the addition of Zheila Pouraghabagher as a Senior Consultant. With a revitalized vision, strategy for new growth and Zheila's extensive experience in leadership...

Thriving on the Central Coast

As a business builder, I was apprehensive about relocating my business to the Central Coast 13 years ago. Coming from Atlanta, where I had a strong foundation of relationships, I wondered about the business climate of a college town, particularly if I would have...

Success is Everyone’s Responsibility

By Michael Gunther As business leaders, we desire quick fixes and expect rapid responses from everyone around us. As such, we envisage employees who are able to implement rapidly with little direction or coaching. We might even send them to training programs with the...

Efficiently Leveraging Your Marketing Efforts

By Rachell Newburn In a previous blog post, Integrated Marketing: More Than a Buzzword, I discussed the importance of implementing a strategic integrated marketing campaign. In basic terms, this means that you need to ensure your customers are hearing the same...