The History of Man…What Have We Learned?

If we view the history of man graphically as a piece of 20 foot long rope, then the first 12 feet of that rope would be the Scavenger Man and the next 7 feet would be the Hunter / Gatherer Man and the next 1 foot would be the Agricultural / Farmer and of that…

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Getting “Crystal Clear” About Your Company

By Ken Keller There is a terrific exchange in the courtroom drama “A Few Good Men.” Colonel Jessup, played by Jack Nicholson, turns from being a witness in a court martial to the prosecutor when he asks Lieutenant Kaffee, played by Tom Cruise: “Have you ever spent time in an infantry unit, son?” Kaffee replies…

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Does Your Budget Link with Your Culture?

In most organizations the two concepts budget…which is about money and culture…which is about people are rarely linked or connected by intent.  They must be if you want to maximize your company’s success! The dollars that are spent should support the brand and culture that the leadership of the organization wants to create and maintain. …

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Why Does Your Company Exist?

Purpose is the single most differentiating reason for the existence of an organization, and the impact it strives to make on the world… It discerns and directs all organizational activities– originality, ingenuity, strategy, organization, culture, communication, and procedures. Purpose allows organizations to make a difference in people’s lives, both customers and employees. So, what is…

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Is Your Organization Structured for Success?

Most of us build our organizations for the current revenue and therefore the need for more people grows as the business grows.  It is a common and practical approach. But if you were to start over today with your current revenue and profit margin would your organization be structured as it currently is?  Most likely…

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4 Steps to Improve Your Performance in 2022

With today’s speed of change, if you aren’t looking and moving forward, you are quickly falling behind. Even though 2021 is only 60% complete, now is a great time to be looking forward to 2022 and how you want to improve upon your 2021 goals and performance (so you don’t fall behind your competition). If…

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Make Challenging Conversations Stress-free

We have all been in situations where we have had a coworker who interrupts us constantly, a team member who isn’t living up to their potential or a supervisor who maybe isn’t supporting our career goals. Whatever the situation, two things remain the same… They are very stressful situations They won’t get better unless you…

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Good Listening = Good Leadership

As a leader, listening to what your employees have to say is conveying that you genuinely care about them. If you make listening a priority by taking into consideration what your team members are telling you…with an open mind, without problem solving or seeking conclusions, while that person is speaking, it will be appreciated and…

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Are you an initiator?

A certain farmer had become old and ready to pass his farm down to one of his two sons. When he brought his sons together to speak about it, he told them: The farm will go to the younger son. The older son was furious! “What are you talking about?!” he fumed. The father sat patiently, thinking. “Okay,” the…

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What your boss 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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