Good leaders make mistakes…and admit it!

It’s not easy for most people, especially leaders to admit when they are wrong.  Acknowledging that something went wrong on your watch with your company or department can be very difficult. Added to that, when you are in a leadership position, that is guiding people, there is a much more intensified awareness of responsibility and…

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What Your Supervisor Prefers…

Day in and day out, whether it’s personal or professional, impressions are very important. Unfortunately, we can’t get around it. It would be wonderful if we could be judged solely by the quality and quantity of our work but it just doesn’t work that way. Some supervisors judge their employees on their contributions and others…

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Six Things to Stop Doing

A lot of time and energy is spent at the beginning of the year to become a better leader, with the focus usually being on what you should be doing. I’m going to challenge that norm today by sharing with you, mid-year, six things that you should stop doing if you want to be a…

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Are You Using Your Labor Efficiently?

Every company produces goods or services of some sort that they sell to their customer base with the expectation of making a fair and reasonable profit. In some industries competitive pressures make it difficult to raise prices sufficiently to cover the increasing cost of materials or labor.   Even if you are in a situation where…

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Employee Recognition

Not a Nice to Have…but a NEED to Have By Mindy Curtiss Summer months are a great time for vacations. In fact, we see a 33% surge in vacation requests that occur in specific months every year. What are Kent’s peak vacation months? July                       Holidays & Summer Vacations August               …

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5 Ways to Find the Best Business Professionals

How do you find a great accountant? Lawyer?  Any kind of business specialist? Network till you drop. By Verne Harnish and Dave Baney 1. Ask the best people To find a great lawyer, accountant, or other adviser without sorting through dozens of names, get references from the five most successful businesspeople you know. That’s what…

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Can Your Company Embrace the 7-70 Rule?

By David Carter Are you upset because margins are slipping impacting your company’s overall profitability? AND, at the same time you want to grow your business more rapidly and more profitably? Yes – margins are one of the most important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your business. And irrespective of your industry’s average profitability, we…

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10 Key Skills to Sharpen in 2021

You might be an expert in your field or even the smartest person in the room—but that’s no guarantee of success! As a leader you need a set of skills that are compatible with the changing times and increasing obligations of your business. There is no crystal ball to help you predict what is going…

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55 Good Questions to Ask Yourself!

Whenever I meet a prospective new client, I am curious about how they got into their business and how they make money at their business. I ask a lot of questions for my own knowledge but also as it turns out for their benefit as well.  We sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day…

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Think like a Winner!

A while back, I participated in the Leadership Summit sponsored by Fortune Magazine in collaboration with Verne Harnish of Gazelles.  Among the many great speakers over the two-day event was Rabbi Stephen Baars.   The Rabbi was not one of the seven-featured speakers but rather is one of Verne’s favorite speakers that is invited to do…

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