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Michigan Association of CPAsBusiness Edge
February 28, 2014
Volume 11, No. 3
 
In this issue...
 -  To Change Minds, Understand the Six Stages of the Human Decision Cycle
 -  Fail-safe Steps for Extraordinary M&A Growth
 -  Choosing Your Leadership Behaviors: How the Right Leadership Can Grow Your Business
 -  Background of Secondary Trademark Liability on the Internet
 -  Vanquishing Personal Stress
 -  The Gift of Clarity for 2014
Words from the Wise

“Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”

- John D. Rockefeller

To Change Minds, Understand the Six Stages of the Human Decision Cycle

Changing people’s minds is one of the most difficult social interactions to have. If you do not understand the six stages people go through in making a decision you cannot effectively employ influence at each stage. To genuinely influence others—personally or professionally on issues big or small—you must understand the six-stage cycle.
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Fail-safe Steps for Extraordinary M&A Growth

Any successful deal should begin with a strategic purpose for the transaction and a commitment to distinguish between deals that may improve current operations and those that could dramatically transform the company’s growth prospects. While short-term gains look good on a financial statement, there may not be any long-term sustainability that is consistent with the company’s long-term goals.
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Choosing Your Leadership Behaviors: How the Right Leadership Can Grow Your Business

Great leaders apply a careful balance of speed and deftness in decision making and execution. This develops from an adept use of a variety of leadership and decision-making behavior that results in effective team building and success. The key is employing the appropriate leadership behavior.
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Background of Secondary Trademark Liability on the Internet

The internet’s secondary trademark liability law can assist brand owners from being victims of online infringement. In the Ives decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that liability may be imposed where a manufacturer or distributor induces another to infringe a trademark or supplies a product to someone the defendant knows is engaging in trademark infringement. Since this court decision 30 years ago, new wrinkles in the law have evolved and online companies should be aware of them.
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Vanquishing Personal Stress

There are so many causes of stress in the workplace. They range from difficult bosses and inflexible work environments to lack of job security and vague roles and responsibilities. Stress can manifest itself in resentment, lack of focus, chemical dependency and a whole host of other issues. Get to the root causes of your stress and how you can respond, and take the necessary corrective steps to alleviate the stressful situation.
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The Gift of Clarity for 2014

Clarity is not about being clear or being understood. It is not about what we give it; it is about what we get. Often, we need to get more information before we get clarity; however, it is not something that arrives from outside of you, or simply a matter of luck. Clarity is what you create for yourself.
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