Category By:- Partners

A New Approach to Finding a Business Partner

The request for proposal, or RFP, is important and for some industries a requirement. When done thoughtfully, this selection process can be a great experience that leads to meaningful partnerships that endure. It can be an effective question set to...
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Are You Prepared for Workforce 2025?

When it comes to preparing for what our nation’s workforce will look like in 2025, I think Brian David John, an Intel Futurist, said it best: "If we can envision the future we want, then we can work to build...
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Building Courage, Character, and Confidence for Girls in Central Indiana [VIDEO]

It’s that time again to feature a nonprofit making a difference in Indiana. This month, we invited Deborah Smith, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, to talk about their story and how they’re making a difference in the lives...
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Culture, Transparency, Retention, and Happiness, Oh My!

If I had a dollar for every article, blog, or book I have read about “company culture” over the course of my career, I would be well on my way to a comfortable retirement by now. There are so many...
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Dear New Employee: Do This, Not That

Within the past few years here at Element Three we’ve been growing as a marketing agency and elevating our brand to a place where some really smart, and capable people, want to come work for us. And people ask both...
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Employee Student Loan Repayment: Considerations for Employers

Student debt is not going away any time soon and remains a major concern among college students. In fact, according to a recent survey of students by Student Loan Hero, 62.5% of respondents felt it important that a job offer...
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Five Steps to Selecting a Great Business Partner

Imagine you’re going through the request for proposal (RFP) process. You send out a question set to a few potential partners, and then you play the waiting game until you receive the proposal submissions. Reading through them, it’s pretty straightforward...
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Great Leaders Sharpen Their Decision-Making Skills

"The only reason you have a problem is that you haven't made a decision." This is the opening line to a white paper by Gino Wickman of EOS Worldwide, titled, Decide! The One Common Denominator of All Great Leaders. In...
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Succession Planning: By Design, Not Default

I’m a teacher. I taught 6th grade language arts and social studies for six years and spent one year in curriculum and administration. In the early 90s, my colleagues and I were passionate about a book called Understanding by Design...
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The Path to a Life Worth Living

Have you ever read a book that changed the trajectory of your life? Sometimes it is the ideas themselves and sometimes I think it is the magical combination of encountering them at the moment when you are most ready to...
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The Strategic Value of Connective Competence

“A smile relieves a heart that grieves…” – from Waiting on a Friend by the Rolling Stones As I was standing in a long, slow line at the post office one very dreary morning last spring, I began giving myself...
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Tips for Selecting a Great Business Partner [Video]

A while back we introduced a new approach to finding a business partner, which we equated to the process of hiring a key employee. Ultimately, you want to find a partner that fits the unique needs of your company and...
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