Staff Morale and Voltage Challenges

Nothing disrupts performance, productivity and profitability quicker than poor staff morale. In fact, according to a recent poll by Gallup Inc., on average, “17% of U.S. workers have been actively disengaged over the 18 years of tracking.…

Employee Turnover

Managing employees is hard. It requires leader’s time and effort, people-focused systems in place, clear expectations and much more. When a company loses exceptional talent it can have a negative impact on morale, productivity, and the bottom…

How to Keep Your Customers from Migrating Away

According to Frederick Reichheld of Bain & Company, acquiring a new customer is six to seven times more costly than retaining an existing one. So, how do you maintain current relationships and keep your clientele loyal to the business? Answer…

Stop Unproductive Meetings

Company meetings, project meetings, team meetings, even impromptu meetings - the list can go on, and you know how much time is wasted there. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Help your company plan for success and stay competitive by doing…

Intentionally Navigating Your Company’s Stages of Growth

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Suppose Jerry, the CEO of a successful 100-employee manufacturing firm, woke up one morning to a gut-wrenching realization. If something didn’t change soon, his company, which seemed to be charging ahead at 120 miles per hour, would hit the…

Chaotic Periods Destabilize the Company

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The Challenge Defined Before you read any further, pull a piece of paper and identify whether these traits apply to you: Being a good, continuous learner. Being able to focus outward. Being comfortable with chaos. Being ready…

Hiring Quality Staff

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Research showed that the cost of hiring the wrong person can be as much as three times his or her annual compensation, if not more. This is why taking the time to hire correctly is an investment in the future success of the company. Clearly…

10 Smart Moves a CEO Can Make to Stay Profitable

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Anyone can run a company during good times. When profits are up, it's easy to get comfortable and overlook some of the deeper issues lying beneath the surface. These ten proven concepts will help you maintain a dynamic, thriving environment…

When Short-term Thinking Gets You in Trouble

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A problem many leaders face is that they are the only ones who truly understand how the company makes money. When business is running well, that approach works. However, as soon as things start to tighten down: clients cut back orders, the bank…

An Improved Profit Design

A company's profit design starts with understanding that profitability is a result of managing and tracking a complex, interdependent set of components that contribute to the company's financial performance. Most CEOs understand the need…