Category Archives: Leadership

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Influence, Not Imposition

Wed, Sep 06 2017
By: Jeff Piersall Leadership is influence; dictatorship is imposition – yet both require influence. So the question must be asked: “influence of what?” The best definition of the thousands I have read over the years came in a book written by Richard Barrett: “Leadership is courageously pursuing a vision in such a way that it Continue Reading Read more
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Courage

Mon, Sep 04 2017
By: Eric Wright Sara Blakely, who amassed $1 billion by her mid 40s founding Spanx undergarments, argues that what you don’t know, can be your greatest strength. Like the bee that doesn’t know it isn’t aerodynamically designed to fly, when we don’t know we can’t, we do. All of us grow when we encounter new Continue Reading Read more
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Validating Desire

Fri, Sep 01 2017
By: Jeff Piersall Deep inside us all is a desire to determine our purpose and leave our mark on this world. Life is too short to not wake up every day and do what you love. I’ve come across doctors who become businessmen and businessmen who become carpenters.  We should pursue a vocation that fulfills Continue Reading Read more
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Life is Both Natural and Spiritual

Mon, Aug 28 2017
By: Eric Wright In my years interviewing and working with hundreds of successful CEOs and entrepreneurs, I’ve noticed most share the common denominator of having a spiritual paradigm. They hold onto this spirituality not for sense of comfort at death; rather it is for a sense of direction, meaning and courage in life. Faith provides Continue Reading Read more
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Process Orientation

Tue, Aug 22 2017
By: Jeff Piersall Good business processes mean nothing without great people. To implement a process that consistently produces a quality product or service, you must invest in people. Develop people so that they are performing at their best; from this, excellent processes will arise. Many people lack the balance and structure in life needed to Continue Reading Read more
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Trust

Wed, Aug 16 2017
By: Eric Wright Business isn’t just about selling a product or service; it’s about building relationships. There is glue that brings these relationships together and sustains them over the long haul, it is the foundation on which positive results are built. That is trust. Trust is based on two qualities; integrity, the individual’s character, and Continue Reading Read more
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Start-Up Seeks Angel

Mon, Apr 24 2017
FIND THE RIGHT ONE, COURT THE RIGHT ONE, AND GET THEM TO INVEST I often speak with entrepreneurs about the difficulty in raising capital from individual angel investors—a feat that often proves more difficult than raising capital from angel groups. Entrepreneurs are accustomed to going through the motions of securing a coveted invitation to present Continue Reading Read more
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Top 5 Interviewer Mistakes

Mon, Apr 24 2017
Even the most seasoned interviewers make mistakes. And those mistakes may be costing you the best talent. So, here are the Top 5 interviewer mistakes and our tips to help you avoid them. Mistake #1: Jumping to Conclusions The outcome of an interview is often decided in the first two minutes. Even though the interview Continue Reading Read more
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Growing the Future

Mon, Apr 24 2017
Orlando Science Center is Helping Fill the Pipeline from Cradle to Career By: Thomas Webb America’s standing in the global marketplace has depended upon being able to compete with other nations in scientific and technological development. Success requires talented people who can produce the most innovative products, explore our universe, and make the astonishing discoveries Continue Reading Read more
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National Automated Vehicle Designation

Mon, Apr 17 2017
City of Orlando Partnership Receives National Automated Vehicle Designation From the U.S. Department of Transportation By: Buddy Dyer The Central Florida region is known for our collaboration and creative thinkers, which together have further diversified our economy and created new hubs of industry that have generated high-tech, high-wage careers for our residents. Through this regional strength, Continue Reading Read more
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