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Apr
01

Being a First-Timer Means It’s Okay to be Just Okay

posted on April 1st, 2020 by Colleen McKenna in CEOs,Mindset,Professional Development with 0 Comments

Did you watch the 60 Minutes episode with Brené Brown? If not, please do.  Then download her new podcast, Unlocking Us and listen carefully. Process and consider her ideas and suggestions for a more meaningful understanding of FFT/TFT. This morning as I walked the dog, I spent 38 minutes awesome moments comforted, awed and refreshed […]

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Mar
25

Continuing On In a Time of Uncertainty

posted on March 25th, 2020 by Liza Slavin in General,Intero Team,Mindset with 0 Comments

As a fresh 24-year-old, I have never experienced anything remotely close to this pandemic. I remember being in kindergarten, and my mom picking me up on 9/11. I didn’t understand the economic impact (quite positive the word economic was in my vocab) and was too young to grasp the emotions everyone was feeling. I haven’t […]

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Mar
18

Recommendations for Ways to Show You Care

posted on March 18th, 2020 by Colleen McKenna in Education,Marketing,Sales with 1 Comment

Is there anything that hasn’t been said about Covid-19? In many of the conversations I’ve had over the last few days, one of the most genuine and thoughtful comments was, “I find it hard to be strategic when it’s so chaotic.” Matt Culloty So true, Matt Culloty. I am sure that is how most of […]

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Mar
04

Do I Have to be on Social Media?

posted on March 4th, 2020 by Colleen McKenna in Career,LinkedIn Essential,Social Media with 0 Comments

After all these years, I still remind people that to think of LinkedIn as social media is just plain wrong. People feel compelled to disclose they’re not on social media but do like LinkedIn. How I use LinkedIn is different from how I view social channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others.  LinkedIn is a […]

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Feb
26

What It Means to be Family -Owned

posted on February 26th, 2020 by Liza Slavin in Intero Team,Leadership with 3 Comments

Did you know that, according to DWT Family Resource Center, family-owned businesses generate more new jobs than any other segment of the economy? Family-owned businesses employ 60 percent of the U.S. workforce and are responsible for 78 percent of all new jobs created in the United States. Impressive. According to the Family Owned Business Institute, there are […]

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Feb
19

No Workforce Planning? Expect Rough Seas

posted on February 19th, 2020 by Liza Slavin in Hiring,Leadership,Strategy with 0 Comments

When a business decides that they are going to start looking for a new employee, it is typically because they need the employee now. Most businesses say “I need this person yesterday”, sound familiar? Not today, not in 3 months, but yesterday. This simple phrase puts pressure on your candidate search and can quickly lead […]

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Feb
12

LinkedIn and 20 Minutes to the best PR

posted on February 12th, 2020 by Colleen McKenna in CEOs,Development,Hiring,LinkedIn Essential with 0 Comments

In my last article, I talked about the value and necessity of LinkedIn proximity. In the course of a week, I had the opportunity to talk with several CEOs, VPs of Sales and Marketing and salespeople who during our conversation expressed hesitation when I asked if they were connecting with their customers, prospects and potential […]

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Feb
05

If You Don’t Have LinkedIn Proximity, You’re Missing Out

posted on February 5th, 2020 by Colleen McKenna in Essential,LinkedIn Essential,Profile Development with 0 Comments

I listened closely the other day to a presentation on proximity. While it was related to a different topic, I saw the immediate connection to the value of proximity on LinkedIn and social networks.  Proximity is defined as nearness in space, time, or relationship.  We talk about 1st, 2nd, and 3rd level connections on LinkedIn […]

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Jan
29

Your Recruiting MVP Makes a Difference

posted on January 29th, 2020 by Colleen McKenna in CEOs,Mindset,Strategy with 0 Comments

Sitting in my office just a few miles from the Baltimore Ravens Training Facility, I’ve watched and read about LaMar Jackson being named this year’s NFL MVP. It got me thinking. Typically, we think of the CEO, Founder, President, or Owner as the MVP. They are the face of the business, the visionary, the risk-taker, […]

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Jan
22

Hiring Metrics in the War for Talent

posted on January 22nd, 2020 by Liza Slavin in Career,CEOs,Hiring with 0 Comments

What are your most important metrics for your recruiting and hiring process? If you have an immediate answer you are most likely on the right path to staying ahead of your competition in the war for talent. If you do not have an answer or are thinking, “How can I start using metrics to evaluate […]

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