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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

To Leaders Who Want To Change Their Organizations But Can’t

Companies don’t change people. The more we enter a technological age where the pace of change increases exponentially the more important it becomes to remember the people attached to the organizational outcomes. The more a leader and manager become accustom to

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Posted in Leadership

4 Truths That Will Blow Your Team Away

During studies for my undergraduate and graduate degrees we were required to work in teams. Our teams were essentially virtual with members from all parts of the world with varying time zones. Similar to any group there were strengths, weaknesses,

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Posted in Team Building

Crush These 5 Things For More Success

Quit Saying Tomorrow – You know the saying, “Yesterday you said tomorrow?” Seriously, stop that! Delaying or procrastinating around something that you think is important means one of two things. You’re either scared to start because it means your life

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Posted in Innovation

Learning To Imitate A Successful Innovation Strategy

Imitating successful innovation efforts is a possible strategy encapsulated through terms like “Fast Follower” and “Second-mover Advantage.” Indeed, in his famous paper “Footnotes to Organizational Change” Jim March suggested that innovation is an act of altruism because the odds of

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Why Leaders Wrongly Avoid Changing Culture

Peter Drucker reportedly said, “culture eats strategy over breakfast.”  There is no discounting this truism. Jack Welch noted the purchase of Kidder Peabody failed due to his thinking about the numbers instead of the culture. Where vision creates intent. Culture

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Posted in Human Resources, Leadership

10 Things Every Leader Should Challenge #leadership #Shrm

News Flash – innovation, growth and development cannot occur by pretending we live in a world that has long since passed us by. Leading in the 21st Century affords no safe haven for 20th Century thinkers. Old, static, institutionalized thinking

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Posted in Leadership, Management, Organizational Development

Your Bottleneck Is At The Top. Now Fire The Managers

I can always find the bottleneck in an organization that impedes communication and growth. They build such protective silos that even management retains them year after year. They laud the words, “This is the way we do things around here.”

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Posted in Human Resources, Leadership, Management