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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....

Marketing Ecosystem: A Crash Course

By Kristin Mehiel Investing in an effective lead generation program is pivotal to organizations, both big and small. Establishing an official lead generation plan will astronomically boost sales and, ultimately, your bottom line. Simultaneously, your sales team will...

Leaders And Managers Are Cultivated, Not Born

This article was originally posted on Forbes. By Erin Hoffman Think of a great boss or leader you've had. What made them great? I've asked hundreds of my management trainees this question and the responses are always the same. "He expected a lot of me." "She inspired...

Three Elements To Recharge Your Sales Plan

This article was originally posted on Forbes. By Michael Gunther When you're in sales, the phrase "the art of selling" is heard all the time. Keep in mind that the art of selling is entirely subjective; artful salespeople use their intuition and relationship-building...

Creating Impactful Change in the Workplace

Takeaways from the Tenth Annual Central Coast Business Symposium By Rachell Newburn I attended the Tenth Annual Central Coast Business Symposium recently, and was inspired by the presentations from prominent women business leaders on the topic of change and the...

The Integrity of an Internship with Collaboration

By Emily Jenks After an adventure-filled semester abroad in Thailand, I returned to San Luis Obispo already a third of the way through my junior year at Cal Poly. My time in SLO had felt like a whirlwind of excitement, and I was truly shocked to find myself over...

9 Companies to Check Out from EXPO @ the Expo

By Marie Lopez Collaboration consultants had the pleasure of attending this year's SLO Chamber EXPO @ the Expo, the theme of which was Superheroes. As the largest business trade show on the Central Coast with more than 130 exhibitors, we expected to meet many amazing...

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