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9 Strategies For Improving Employee Engagement and Strategy

    By John Stoker Here are a number of tactics that you might decide to adopt to reverse the feelings of negativity and help the folks to refocus their efforts during these times of unrelenting chaos. Change Your Perspective

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Posted in Entrepreneurship, Management, Small Business

How to Explain Your Business Idea Like A 12 Year Old

So much in life is complicated. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just make it simple? You can with these tips. When you’re having trouble describing something, Kevin Daum suggests translating it into 12-year-old language: List the parts you

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Posted in Entrepreneurship, Small Business

Why Leaders Fail to Create An Organization Fit For People – Jim Woods

Management innovation. A term not as ubiquitous as leadership. It appears leadership is perhaps the one thing much discussed and yet so little innovated. That sounds odd, however with more than 16 billion dollars annually spent on leadership training lets

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Posted in Employee Engagement, Leadership, Management

6 Strategies to Help Your Business Adapt

Reasons for adapting ones business rather than stoic allegiance to tried and true principles created in placid times can be the difference between success and failure. My friend Alexandra Levit in Open Forum has a few solutions: I’ve come up

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Posted in Change Management

What Drives Costs? The Power of Cost Transparency

When the same product costs more to make at one plant than at another, the difference can be explained by the underlying cost drivers. Plants have three categories of cost driver: Scale: the effect of volume on cost per unit

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Posted in Strategy

Tips to Get the Most from the Next Conference You Attend

Michael Hyatt Here are four things I do to maximize my return: I play full out. Several years ago a friend invited Gail and me to a conference. This was his advice before we left for the event. I’ve never

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Posted in Leadership

Employee Engagement Tip: Why You Should Encourage Employees Who Insist on Always Getting Their Way #smb

There are certainly pros and cons to permitting employees to get their way. In my experience the problem is seldom the employee. Generally management usurps employee empowerment by implicitly inducing some form of control. This “control” while appearing to be

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Spreading The Human Connection Through Trust and Empathy in Health Care

Perhaps it would prove equally noble to have all of our performance stats placed online for review by anyone. Why stop at physicians? Dr. Thomas H. Lee, chief medical officer at Press Ganey Associates makes a number of salient points below.

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Posted in Change Management, Employee Engagement

Does Your Leadership Style Feed Bureaucracy and Negativity or Innovation and Accountability?

Change for some people is entered into kicking and screaming. They view today’s cascading uncertainty and complexity as detriments. One can hear those called to lead languishing, “When things get back to normal.” Therein lie there problems. The failure to

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Posted in Authentic Leadership

How Busy Executives Can Make Personal Growth A Priority

Be honest with yourself – how much time do you devote to personal growth? Yes, you are busy.  You likely have more demands on your time than ever before.  But, if you are not learning new skills, building on your

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