Reflections

My Values: Putting Your Business First

February 8, 2021

The International Association of Online Business Managers (IAOBM) has worked hard to identify its top-five core values that guide how we engage in business as Certified Online Business Managers. They are: IntegrityCollaboration Dependability Problem-Solving Excellence Personally, I have also worked hard to define how The 25th Hour stands out as a small business with a […]

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How to Empower Business Partnerships and Get Through “Sticky” Situations

October 26, 2020

Two heads are always better than one, but inevitably tensions will rise, and then it’s simply best to pause. Saying less and listening more will get you back on track to produce positive results faster. In the past, I have written about Michael Bungay Stanier’s coaching approach as an excellent leadership method to use with […]

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Breaking it Down: How OBMs Lead People and Manage Things

September 28, 2020

I’m a Certified Online Business Manager; I manage people, projects, and systems. There’s a school of thought examining what it means to “manage” versus “lead.” In a 2013 article, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) discusses the difference between leadership and management. It outlines that leaders convert challenges into opportunities and create circles of influence, whereas […]

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