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15 Ways For Leaders To Give Guidance Without Micromanaging

In this article published on, find advice from Mountaintop President Precious Williams Owodunni and other leading business strategists from around the world on how to manage employees effectively without looking over their shoulders.

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Start Your Ascent® – Do resolutions work for you?

You made it! Congrats on what I hope has been a fulfilling 2019.  Now is the time of year when we talk a lot about goals, which for many people means making a New Year’s resolution. As a strategist and coach, I’ve seen that the only downside to those resolutions is that they often have…

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November Inspiration

On this day of dress up and costumes, remember that it’s never too late to dress up as what you want to be – and go be it.

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4 Simple Tips To Make The Most Of Your Professional Holiday Cards

By Precious Williams Owodunni, Trusted Strategist To Business & Law Firm Leaders It’s November, so you know what that means (and no, it’s not just time to eat turkey)…it’s time to plan your professional holiday card mailing. Embracing the retail industry’s “holiday creep” approach, I believe it’s never too early to start planning for the…

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Start Your Ascent® – Give Yourself The Benefit Of Time

As Halloween and Christmas decorations competed on my block this week, I was reminded that life seems to move more and more quickly. The busy attorneys, investors, executives, and emerging leaders we advise often feel that unrelenting push to get everything done, all at once. If this sounds like you, it might be time to…

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MTOP has helped me clarify what my priorities should be to achieve important life goals. Our work together has given me confidence about saying no to most uses of my time and yes to only those things that will enable me to achieve key goals.

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— Rick Burleson, Head of Oil & Gas Practice, Paul Hastings

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