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Do you have a plan to hire, train and keep the right people?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2016 2:14:52 PM / by admin posted in Advisory, Culture

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Your employees are probably some of the more complicated and most complex aspects of your business. They are also some of your greatest assets. As a result, it’s critical to take the time to hire the right people, and then develop and manage them appropriately. Without a documented human capital management plan, many businesses make a number of common mistakes that have costs, in terms of employee performance and productivity, morale, money, time and reputation.

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Can your 2 year old Teach you Workplace Accountability?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2016 4:00:21 PM / by admin posted in Advisory, accountability, Culture, business, Entrepreneur, Employees

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As children, our parents used many schemes to get us to do what they wanted us to do. Remember the old adage, this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you? I’m not referring to physical punishment, but more the battle of wills. If you’ve ever disciplined a two-year old, you know exactly what I mean. It is virtually impossible for an adult to get what they want by going toe to toe with a 2 year old. Instead, it takes a mature brain, finesse, and a whole lot of patience. It also takes discipline, but in this article I’m not talking about the discipline of the child.

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Do you Really Know your Team? Effective Leadership through Team Awareness

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 2, 2015 1:19:54 PM / by admin posted in Advisory, growth strategies, team, Culture, business, Strategy, Employees

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In my recent article, I discussed enhancing leadership through self-awareness. As a follow up, another main part of leadership is an awareness of how the people on your team are performing. Without constant evaluation of individual team contributions as well as feedback from your team, it is difficult to effectively lead them.

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Can you Handle Unbridled Innovation?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2015 9:34:13 AM / by admin posted in innovation, Advisory, Operations, growth strategies, Culture, business, Entrepreneur, Strategy, Employees

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The term innovation can sometimes bring forth a sense of dread as it usually leads to change, and change can be scary. Who knows what the future holds when you change things up from your normal routine? But change is an important piece of growth for your company, and innovation is the match to light that fire.

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Ways to Assess Yourself and Grow as a Leader

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2015 2:41:03 PM / by admin posted in Advisory, leadership, Culture, business, Entrepreneur, Strategy

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Effective leadership is also self-aware leadership. If you've held leadership positions during your career, you know there are times when your approach resonates with those following you and times when they don't. Or do you? The ability to self-assess will help you see when your leadership resonates with others and when it doesn't. Here are a few things to consider in your quest to become a more effective leader:

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The Six Keys to Guiding your Employees Through Change

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2014 6:14:17 PM / by admin posted in Organizational Alignment, Advisory, Culture, business, Entrepreneur, Employees

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Employees generally hate change. Whether it's a merger or restructuring, or a simple change in the color of the office, studies show that staff members and even managers resist.

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Does Culture Trump Strategy?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2014 1:16:39 PM / by admin posted in Organizational Alignment, Advisory, Culture, business, Entrepreneur, Strategy

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What's going on inside your organization?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2014 12:36:38 PM / by admin posted in Organizational Alignment, Advisory, Culture, business, Entrepreneur

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When an employee decides to leave your organization because he/she is not a good fit for your culture, should you be concerned? That depends - Is the culture of your organization ideal for your business, or is it a runaway train about to derail?

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