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Five Tips for More Effective Meetings

In Leadership & Strategy by xxiibrands

Nothing zaps the energy and enthusiasm out of your staff as quickly as a long, unproductive meeting. Employees walk away feeling that their time has been wasted, and management leaves asking if they made any progress. In an increasingly digital era face-to-face meetings are still important to the function of most businesses, but it’s highly important that you plan and …

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Creativity with a Purpose: How To Have a Creative Strategy

In Leadership & Strategy by Marc

Creative, innovative, strategist—all of these are sought after traits in the marketing world. However, none of those words mean anything if there’s no focus to them. Your marketing should tell a story, a purposeful one that has an end-game. The most beautiful graphics or interesting video can’t help you if it doesn’t contain elements to support business growth. That’s where …

The Importance of Honesty and Integrity in Business

In Leadership & Strategy by xxiibrands

In a tough situation, dishonesty sometimes seems like the best approach, and in the short-term, you may feel justified. You can buy yourself some extra time to finish a project or close a tough sale by stretching the truth. Eventually, however, those false statements will catch up to you, and the long-term costs outweigh the gains. Honesty and integrity work in …

7 Daily Habits of Successful People

In Leadership & Strategy by xxiibrands

One question frequently asked by people of all ages and backgrounds is: What makes successful people successful? An allure surrounds those who have achieved goals and seem to be able to get it all done, and many want to learn the secrets they seem to possess. The truth is there really is no secret, but rather a set of habits …

What We Look For in Leadership

In Leadership & Strategy by xxiibrands

There’s one thing that the most successful companies in the world have in common: good leadership. Their leaders know how to motivate a team and construct a workplace where the employees know their full potential will shine. The best leaders share five key traits that make them the kind of person people want to follow.

Break Time: Why You Need to Take a Break

In Leadership & Strategy by Tiffany Hernandez

When you have deadlines pending or you feel challenged by a project, it’s tempting to avoid breaks and work hard to finish things quickly. This is based on a common belief that longer hours, and taking fewer breaks or no breaks at all, gets the job done. However, that type of work has quite the opposite effect. Here are some reasons why you need to take …

Creative Ways to Engage your Team

In Leadership & Strategy by Tiffany Hernandez

Creative engagement is essential to any good business. We have all dreamt of being on those teams where everything flows well, communication is clear, people are anticipating needs, and everyone is working together to make things better than when they walked in the door. This is employee utopia. How do you get there? This isn’t rocket science, but there is a science to it. …