Category Archives: Leadership

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How startup success depends on your leadership skills

Business growth requires great leadership. Investing in leadership skills will prepare you to take your startup to the next level. Start with these 4 steps.

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Assembling the Team: 4 Preparations You Need to Make Prior to Interviewing Your Candidates

Finding the right person for an opening within a company can be a challenge. Learning how to prepare before interviews begin can be of great help in ensuring this process becomes much easier for everyone involved. No employer wishes to waste his or her time interviewing applicants who simply will not fit into the company. […]

Why you should be a Leader, not a Boss

The statistics show proof that in any organization it is critical to sustained success for the top person to be a leader, not a boss.  In fact, a study has shown that most businesses are only 50% as productive as they should be. This is mainly because the leadership practices of the organizations are not […]

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Becoming A Better Leader For Your Business

Good leaders increase the chances of business success tenfold. However, becoming a better and more effective leader can be a challenge. In fact, contrary to popular opinion, great leaders aren’t born that way. They are forged from the fire of experience and a commitment to continue learning, even when they are in the top position. […]

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Why Self-Leadership Matters and How to Grow It

Self-leadership will help you grow personally and professionally. Learn the skills of self-leadership to effectively lead yourself and others to success.

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7 Smart Strategies For Implementing Changes Within Your Business

Most business organizations will be in a constant state. Status quo is what makes things thrive. Whether it’s a small business growing to a medium corporation or vice versa, change is bound to happen. Knowing how to handle implemented changes is crucial in an era where change is the new normal. This is vital in […]

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Business Leadership and Productivity Tactics for Success

Achieve greater success in your business. Incorporate these 6 ideas for leadership and productivity tactics into your organization.

Ingredients that Make a Great Leader

What makes a great leader? There are definitely key ingredients that a great leader exemplifies in business. There are also different adjectives you can use to describe a good leader.  Some include: Decisive, intelligent, driven, focused, and so on. However, a good leader has to be more than someone who says the right things. The […]

Why I published a leadership devotional

Why I published a Leadership Devotional

A leadership devotional what? My leadership devotional is a 30 day guide that you read daily.  Basically, there is a short topic each day about leadership and it has some key points for reflection and a biblical Scripture reference you can look up for further study.  The goal is to help the reader to reflect […]

Add Value. Be Uncommon. Big Picture Thinking for Longterm Success

Add value. Be uncommon. Decent terms, but what do they mean?  How can someone add value, be uncommon, and from these have longterm business success? In this episode of the halftime Mike podcast I dive into my life and business philosophy based around these two terms.  It’s a great opportunity to step back from the day-to-day […]

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Secrets to Maximizing Time and Increasing Productivity

Working more hours doesn’t translate to necessarily improving productivity. Based on a Stanford University study, a work week of 50 hours or more doesn’t make employees work better, but it makes absenteeism and turnover ultimately worse. When it comes to productivity, quality works better than quantity. Maximize your time by doing the following: Map out […]

Magnet Marketers LIVE Show Tuesday’s at 4pm ET

  Magnet Marketers is a LIVE online show each Tuesday at 4 pm ET. Hosted my Mike Gingerich and Jessika Phillips it’s a show all about discovering how your business can become a “magnet” online rather than being an old-school bullhorn. Times have changed, your marketing needs to as well! Learn about the latest trends, […]

Ways to Succeed in Work and Life

Some Do’s and Don’ts on Life and: Starting a new job Being a good team member Adding value to people and situations (Not in any order) 1. If you want to get ahead, become an acute observer of people and what is happening around you. [Tweet ” If you want to get ahead, become an […]

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The Key to Closing More Sales [Blab]

Are you struggling to close sales? What’s the number one key to selling? People must first buy into you before they buy your product or service. You have influence. The impression you give a potential buyer is critical to their decision-making. The impression you give is more important than anything people hear about your services […]

Top 5 Translation Apps for Business

According to economist Thomas Friedman’s 2005 book, The World is Flat: a Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, technology – particularly, the Internet – has made things, people, and places in the world more accessible than ever before. You can contact someone in China as easily as someone in a neighboring community, rendering the world […]

Serving versus Selling: Golden Tips for Sales Growth Today

Serving versus Selling makes great business sense today. Gone are the days of one way marketing and sales strategies that were more “bullhorn” (and bulldog) in approach. Social Media and Online tools have given the customer a voice like never before and with that voice they want more from you.  They want a dialogue and […]

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BLAB: How to Add Delight to Your Customer Experience from the Inside Out

Customer experience is more valuable than operations often realizes. Depending on the industry and the business challenge at hand, the focus can often get shifted away from the end-user to something happening within the organization. The time spent “putting out fires” in your organization might seem like time well spent, but that inward-focused attention is […]

The Why That Drives The What in Business and Life

Why do you do what you do in business? For the profits? To provide for your family/lifestyle desires? It’s important to know the “why“ that drives you in business. I call it “the WHY that drives the WHAT“. The why must be of such substance that it drives you forward when the going gets tough. Guess what, […]

Disruptive Thinking: You Need it. How to get it…

There’s power in disruptive thinking! Too often we get “stuck” in small-minded, inside the box thinking in business and life. We do the same things, follow the same routines….and yet expect better results! It’s “stinkin’ thinkin’!”  What we often need is a way to get “out of the box”. In this episode I dive into […]

How to Effectively Set and Accomplish Goals for Business and Personal Life

It’s that time of year….. goal setting. You hear about you.  You likely believe in it. Yet….it’s so hard to follow through! Are you regularly reaching your yearly business and personal goals? What if there was a way….a path…a process? In this episode of Halftime Mike I dive into a clear outline of a path […]