Are You a Conscious or an Unconscious Leader?

Most people realize that a leader sets the tone and culture of a group or organization and you may feel that you make a “conscious” effort to be a good leader, so you may feel you are a conscious leader – but are you really?  The Conscious Leadership Group (CLG), consultants to numerous companies and…

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Spring Market Moves to June

In order to provide a safe and satisfactory environment for all participants, the High Point Market Authority has moved the dates for Spring Market to early June.  This year, Spring Market will run from Saturday, June 5 through Wednesday, June 9.  Unlike last fall’s Market, attendees do not need to select a block of three…

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Plan and it Will Happen

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Running a business without a plan is like taking a trip without an itinerary or a map.  How do know where you’re going or when you’ve arrived?  More than that, making a plan sets in motion the energies that will bring about the future you’ve planned for.

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Meaningful Relationships Help You Run a Business

Entrepreneurs know that there are many challenges in running a business, but if as you build your business, you also build strong relationships, the rewards are great. “Building relationships is one of the strongest skill sets related to leadership effectiveness,” says Jean Leslie, a researcher at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Building meaningful relationships…

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Cultivating an Entrepreneur Mindset

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If you dream of running a million-dollar business, you need to adjust your mindset. On this week’s podcast, Gail and Erin sit down with entrepreneur Scott Oldford to discuss his successes and failures, and how to change your approach. “A business will not grow because of strategies and tactics,” said Scott.  “A business will grow because the entrepreneur’s mind sees the scenario in a certain way.  That is absolutely 100 percent possible to create.”

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How Do You Value Creativity?

Expertise, experience, knowledge, ability, execution.  They are all important factors in why a client chooses to hire you rather than another designer.  But in large part, your reputation and your appeal derive from your creativity.  As a designer, that’s a huge plus.  As a business owner, though, it presents a conundrum.  How do you value…

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Get Over Yourself

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In today’s podcast, Gail and Erin talk with multi-award-winning designer Lisa Gielincki, principal at Lisa Gielincki Interior Design. Her biggest challenge in growing her business, she recognized, was to get past her image of herself and to believe that she could do more, do bigger, and achieve more.

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