How to Cultivate Accountability in Leadership by Hiring the Right People

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If you want a high-performance culture in your company, you’ll need accountability in leadership. Accountability is one of the most important leadership traits. If leaders aren’t accountable, who will be? The culture of your organization, after all, is a mirror reflection of what is modeled from the top. To build this positive trait within your…

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How to Identify Key Leadership Characteristics

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Integrity. Influence. Self-awareness. Empathy. What are the most essential characteristics of leadership? It’s a topic of endless debate, but most everyone can agree on one thing: Leaders show others the way. Granted, it may not always be the right way, but where leaders go, others follow. Leaders have always been important, but in this nearly…

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How to Identify a Candidate Who Develops Others During the Interview Process

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The best leaders take responsibility for developing others. The late Jack Welch said it best:  “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”   Top business leaders understand that people matter. Your next-generation leaders are an important part of your future viability,…

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Right People, Right Seats: Hiring for Team Synergy

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Plenty of leaders are looking to create team synergy. That requires putting the right people in the right seats. That’s catchy and easy enough to say, but how does the process look? Well, for one thing, it’s not just about hiring. It also has to do with a system that many world-class entrepreneurial companies have…

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Happi President, Lisa Hurwitz

Lisa is the President of Happi, the first THC-infused beverage to launch in the state of Michigan, which she co-founded and leads with her partner Joe Reynolds. Happi’s all-natural sparkling water beverages are made with simple ingredients, organic fruit, they are vegan and have just 15-25 calories. Designed for the cannacurious woman, Happi combines Lisa’s…

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Business Strategist & Marketing Leader, Annie Davis

  Annie Davis is a business strategist and marketing leader with nearly 20 years of experience building lasting teams and brands for companies spanning consumer packaged goods, renewable energy, natural products and cannabis.  In 2018, she transitioned her career into the legal cannabis industry, where she’s led Marketing functions for several of California’s largest operators:…

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Wana Brands CEO, Nancy Whiteman

Heralded as “The Queen of Legal Weed” by Inc. (May 2017) and “The Martha Stewart of Edibles” by Entrepreneur (Jan. 2019), Nancy Whiteman is co-founder and CEO of Wana Brands, a top international brand already available in more than 3,000 dispensaries across the United States and Canada. Nancy leads the company’s strategic vision and has…

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What Is a B Corp? Why Certified B Corporations Are the Future

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Today’s companies are paying close attention to the things that really matter. That’s why more executives than ever are asking the question: What is a B corp? Sure, every company wants to make a profit, even the nonprofit companies. But many leaders realize that true sustainability has to do with the actions they take now…

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C3 Industries Co-founder, President, & CFO, Vishal Rungta

Vishal Rungta is Co-founder, President and Chief Financial Officer of C3 Industries Inc. To date, Vishal has overseen approximately $100 million in capital investment for C3, leveraging his expansive network of business professionals in addition to his expertise in business strategy, capital structure and risk management. Vishal also co-founded and now serves on the board…

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How to Turn Virtual Onboarding Challenges into Opportunities

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An employee’s earliest experiences with the company can pave the way to future successes. These experiences include virtual onboarding. Remote working environments complicate every aspect of the hiring experience. But the hiring process doesn’t end with the job offer. Now is the time to introduce new hires to the company, their team members and help…

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