Category Archives: Leadership

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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 […]

How to delight from the inside out

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 […]

Hiring Digital Workers for your Team: The Interview Process

Are you responsible for interviewing and hiring your team members? Are you using VA’s (Virtual Assistants) or long-term contractors? How do you interview when you can’t physically “meet” someone? It’s all about digital techniques to vet potential hires in this digital age! This is Part II of Hiring Digital Workers…..the Interview Process. In the last episode of the Halftime […]

Why I’m Heading to Iraq to Serve Refugees

Yes, I’m going to Iraq in January. On the day after the Paris terrorist attacks, I sent a Facebook Message back to our trip coordinator, Count me in and keep me posted on details. We’d been in discussion about a week about me joining a team to go and serve refugees that have been displaced by ISIS […]

Hiring Digital Workers for your Team: A How To Guide

Is part of your team virtual and not resident in the same physical office? Are you using VA’s (Virtual Assistants) or long-term contractors? How do you hire when you can’t physically “meet” and interview someone? It’s all about digital techniques to vet potential hires in this digital age! In this episode of the Halftime Mike podcast, […]

Growing a Social Media Agency: The Digital Matchbox Story of Liz Azyan

Are you a solo entrepreneur with dreams of growing into a larger agency? Are you a small social media agency looking to scale and build out your team and gain larger clients? Listen in as we cover the Digital Matchbox success story with Liz Azyan who has done all of the above! Liz Azyan is […]

Business Building in the Digital Age: Amazing Story of Casual Fridays Growth

Does your business have a strong online presence? Is your team dispersed and not all in the same office? Are you having communication gaps as you grow? We tackle questions like these as we hear from Tyler J. Anderson and his story of the growth of Casual Fridays. Tyler J. Anderson is founder and CEO of Casual […]

Web Tools for Remote Team Collaboration

The web is changing how we work! According to a infographic from Highfive, there was a 79.7% increase in the number of remote workers between 2005 and 2012, and that number just keeps jumping higher today (Infographic below) The key is how you collaborate and communicate…and with the web, that often means tools.  What web tools for collaboration, project […]