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Stop Giving Advice
January 24, 2019

BLUECASE in Forbes: Stop Giving Advice And Start Becoming Comfortable With Uncertainty

When I was a little boy, I started my first consulting company. I made a long sign out of construction paper that read, “Justin Follin and Associates: We Solve Problems.” I taped it to my bedroom door and waited for the clients to come streaming in.

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10 Easy Ways To Strengthen Your Bond With Your Team Members
September 05, 2018

BLUECASE in Forbes: 10 Easy Ways To Strengthen Your Bond With Your Team Members

As a leader, your primary job is to motivate and guide your team to reach their goals. However, you won't be able to accomplish this if your team doesn't feel a sense of trust and loyalty to you. One of the best things you can do to establish that connection with your team members is focus on building strong personal relationships with them.

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Forbes Aiming For The C Suite
August 29, 2018

BLUECASE in Forbes: Aiming For The C-Suite? Follow These Leadership Tips To Move Up The Ladder

Despite the growing gig economy of freelancers and independent contractors, many professionals still aspire to climb the corporate ladder and lead a company from the C-suite. It's an admirable career goal, and with the right personal and professional development, it's one that is very possible to achieve.

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Forbes 11 Signs That A Client Is On The Brink Of Crisis
August 23, 2018

BLUECASE in Forbes: 11 Signs That A Client Is On The Brink Of A Life Crisis

Part of coaching is understanding what challenges your clients are facing, as well as helping to identify and overcome their blind spots. Sometimes, all that's required is giving teams or leaders a stronger system, so that they can build on what's already there and working. However, there are times when you'll find people facing moments of quiet crisis.

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August 21, 2018

BLUECASE in Forbes: Why Your Great Employees Aren't Always Great Managers

According to a Gallup poll, just 32% of employees across the U.S. were actively satisfied and engaged at work in 2015. Approximately 50% were disengaged, and worse, almost 18% were “actively disengaged." What’s going on here?

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August 16, 2018

BLUECASE in Forbes: Want To Capture Gen Z? Try These Eight Marketing Tips

The preferences and attitudes of the millennial generation influenced many of today's most common marketing tactics, like social media, text messaging and mobile apps. Though this group is about to become the largest living generation, many businesses now have their sights set on the next up-and-coming young adult demographic: Generation Z.

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May 29, 2018

BLUECASE in Forbes: When Is It OK To Say 'No' In The Workplace Without Fearing The Consequences?

When work is overwhelming you and bringing you at your wit’s end, you may feel the pressure to say “no” to that next project because it is just too much to bear at the time. While it is innate to resist the temptation to refuse more responsibility, it can actually be beneficial to your career if done right.

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Forbes When A Customer Is Wrong
May 17, 2018

BLUECASE in Forbes: What To Do When A Customer Is 'Wrong'

The customer is always right… right? Not necessarily. Anyone who has spent time running a business knows there are times when a customer is completely wrong, whether that's in their perception of your company or product, or their treatment of you and your staff. While your human instinct might tell you to go on the defensive...

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14 Important Questions To Ask Business Coach
March 05, 2018

BLUECASE in Forbes: 14 Important Questions To Ask Your Business Or Career Coach

If you've ever found yourself struggling on your professional path, you may have considered hiring a business or career coach to help get you on the right track. A good coach will listen to your concerns, give you an honest assessment of your weaknesses, and help you leverage your strengths to maximize opportunities.

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Forbes How Workaholic Entrepreneurs
February 22, 2018

BLUECASE in Forbes: How Workaholic Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Burnout: 15 Best Tips

As an entrepreneur, it is your job to make sure your business runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. It can be addictive to throw yourself into the role and work day and night to make sure your business succeeds. You may have a strong drive or unstoppable motivation that powers you forward, but at what cost?

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