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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…

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…

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…

Expanding Sales

Expanding sales starts with a clear vision of what problem the company solves and for whom. Successful CEOs are deeply involved in the process and take time to fully understand their potential buyers’ issues as they relate to the company's…

The Need to Have Better Staff Buy-In

When a company is just getting started or is ramping up for growth, there is a huge amount of enthusiasm. Many processes are not in place yet and the people on the team are energized by the CEO's vision of the product or service. Everyone simply…