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Im the boss

The Boss has been Fired!

By Doris Valade, Business and Leadership Coach, The Malabar Group The Boss has been Fired!! Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.  Simon Sinek, Author and Inspirational Speaker In 1982, when I first started my business, the business owner was

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Ready, Set … Sell!

Every business will reach the point when it’s time to sell. The sale may be to another family member, to employees, or to a party outside the company. As the business owner, the decision will be one of the biggest of your career, so make sure it’s not a quick

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I don’t need a business plan!

Article by Doris Valade, The Malabar Group Inc. “I don’t need a business plan!” I had my own business for over 30 years, but 10 years passed before I did my first written business plan. It was the best thing I ever did for myself and the growth of my

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Your Best Salesperson is not a Who, it’s a What!

By Doris Valade, Business & Leadership Coach, April 2021 Fourteen months in and the pandemic continues to affect the way we do business. As a business owner, you faced many challenges through 2020 and this continues in 2021. At first, the big question was “will my business survive?” As vaccines

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Brain Fog? Try Mind Mapping!

By Doris Valade Do you feel as though your brain is in a bit of a fog at the moment? You’re not alone. As COVID-19 rages on, business leaders are trying to stay focused on managing their business. The uncertainty and anxiety can leave us unable to move forward. If

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Business Leaders Ask, What’s Next? Begin by Listening…

“Of all the skills of leadership, listening is the most valuable — and one of the least understood. Most captains of industry listen only sometimes, and they remain ordinary leaders. But a few, the great ones, never stop listening. That’s how they get word before anyone else of unseen problems

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