About Jody Glynn Patrick

Jody is President of Glynn Patrick & Associates, which provides management consulting, executive coaching and strategic planning services. She is Publisher Emeritus of In Business magazine, which she published for 17 years. Selected as the “U.S. Business Journalist of the Year” in 2007 in Washington, DC, by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Jody has been a business reporter, editor, radio talk show host , and has won other state and national journalism awards. At the same time, she has helped corporate clients grow their businesses -- the basis for her practical coaching advice here. She also was the 2005 Athena Award recipient for her leadership role in mentoring other professional women. Jody will be talking with you weekly on TDS’ blog to share her insights and tips from the C-Suite perspective. Follow on G+.
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Five FREE “Must Have” Apps for Business or Personal Productivity

Five FREE “Must Have” Apps for Business or Personal Productivity

What’s in your apps folder? As Google, Apple, Facebook and Yahoo continue to squabble for your desktop, tablet and mobile app dollars, we’re beneficiaries of… more...
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Three secrets to a stronger “personal brand”

William Randolph Hearst built an empire around a simple brand dictum: “Get it first and get it right.” What is your personal dictum or tagline?… more...
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When (and how) to fire a customer

How would I feel if [insert employee’s name] went to work for a competitor tomorrow? That question, over the years, has helped me drill down… more...
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Four common (and sometimes fatal) mistakes CEOs make

The business consulting industry banks on CEOs worried about tripping up, and with so much that could go wrong at any moment in any company… more...
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Getting to a “Win/Win” Position in a “Lose/Lose” Confrontation

In our family, we purposefully mentor our wee children in the art becoming a “boss of oneself.” The first lesson is the hard one of… more...
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Five [Easy] Ways to Improve Job Performance Reviews

Time for the annual performance review? Quite possibly, this is the most hated interaction between manager and employee to be scheduled all year. Too often… more...
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The 80/20 Rule: Why it Matters to Your Company

Yes, it is more than chance that 20% of your company’s workforce pulls 80% of the load, or that 20% of your customers comprise 80%… more...
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3 Steps Toward Brand-Worthy Customer Service

Google “customer service horror story” and you have 24,300,000 results to choose from. On the more positive side of customer service, here’s one easy link… more...
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4 Attitude Adjustment Exercises

Maximizing Workplace Satisfaction: 4 Attitude Adjustment Exercises An elderly gentleman was asked by a traveler on the road to describe the nature of the people… more...
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