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Communicate Your Way to Profit

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Do your employees know how they and their contribution impact your bottom line? Do they understand your business model – how the company is structured and how it makes money? Too many business owners fall prey to these three myths: Employees…

Creating a Dialogue to Improve Performance

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Why is there often a disconnect between a boss and an employee?  It can start with the employee’s first day on the job. They’re fresh, excited, and eager to impress. The manager is congratulating themself on a great hire and they’re…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Leadership & Staff Communication Gap

During a rapid growth of a small company, the family atmosphere that everybody was used to begins to fade away. There are new systems, expectations and profit goals in place to keep this much more complex organization going. Some employees find…