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Building High Performance Teams, Part 2: Put the Past in Perspective

Oct 12, 2017  •  High Performance Teams, RESULTS, TeamWork  •  No Comments

In order to achieve your most important objectives, it’s essential to create a clear plan, learn to work well together in a cross functional way and have a structure to keep the teams accountable. There are five powerful principles that make teams more productive and companies more profitable: Include everyone in an annual planning session…

Building High Performance Teams, Part 1: Include Everyone in an Annual Planning Session

Aug 29, 2017  •  High Performance Teams, Planning  •  No Comments

In order to achieve your most important objectives, it’s essential to create a clear plan, learn to work well together in a cross functional way and have a structure to keep the teams accountable. There are five powerful principles that make teams more productive and companies more profitable: Include everyone in an annual planning session…

20 Success Secrets From Robert Middleton

Jul 23, 2017  •  Goal Setting, Growth  •  No Comments

Even if you are an expert, there are always new things to learn and new heights to reach. Robert Middleton shares 20 great ideas that have helped him to move forward in business and life. Feel like you could do more, but don’t know how? Perhaps this blog is a start. Dive in! 20 Success Secrets…

Gold Time Can Be a Gold Mine

Time management skills and productivity techniques have always been in demand, but with technology encroaching on our time with 24/7 access and instant notifications, these are even more critical now. People want to learn how to do quality work and accomplish more without sacrificing what’s important to them. The answer is quite simple – stop…

Improve Your Decision-Making Process and Increase Your Bottom Line

Did you know that 91% of business leaders are confident in their ability to make good decisions, but 60% of those decisions fail? Use these four proven rules to clear thinking, effective problem solving, and powerful decision making. 1. Inquire with an open mind for more information When making a choice, we rarely ask enough…

Quit Trying to Manage Change—Why Great Strategies Fail

Aug 9, 2016  •  Growth, RESULTS, Strategy execution  •  No Comments

Companies often react to the changing environment without testing assumptions and identifying key initiatives, inclusive of all players accountable in navigating through the change.  They fail to look at the business as a whole and what’s critical to drive improvement in people and results. Change is inevitable—the marketplace, the economy and the competition make sure…

Death by Meeting (How High Functioning Teams Rise Above it)

Jun 24, 2016  •  Leadership Qualities, TeamWork  •  No Comments

The title of this article is from Patrick Lencioni’s book “Death by Meeting”.   It is centered on one of the most painful problems of business: bad meetings. While it’s true that much of the time spent in meetings is wasted, the solution is not to stop having meetings but to make them better. Lencioni’s…

Slipping Clutch Syndrome – When “I Think I Can” Is Just Not Enough

As a certified Prana Business partner for their Line of Sight strategy execution program, one of my favorite concepts introduced to me over the years is the “slipping clutch syndrome.” Have you ever begun a new strategy within your organization only for the initiative to fall flat upon execution? A phenomena known as “slipping clutch…

Holistic Leadership

Apr 21, 2016  •  Leadership Qualities  •  No Comments

Teams are a vehicle for getting something done.  The term “teamwork” is tossed about, but you can’t fully appreciate its meaning until something is accomplished. In my experience, when a group of people identify with a shared direction, there is a sense of commitment that can generate extraordinary results in unexpected ways. When they produce…

Is Your Business in a Transition Zone? Don’t be Caught Unaware!

Mar 18, 2016  •  Growth, Strategy execution  •  No Comments

Growth is the outcome of any successful enterprise. While growth is traditionally sought after, growing pains can cause make or break points in many small companies. The chaos that ensues during a period of growth is not something a business can avoid. It is inevitable and will be a reoccurring, rhythmical pattern each time the…

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