Coaching for Performance

Coaches have an enormous impact on their teams.  Whether it’s in sports or business, we’ve all looked to someone as a mentor.  I’m a huge Michigan State basketball fan, and in our home, Tom Izzo is the best there is.  Even if Michigan State doesn’t impress you, it’s hard to argue with the fact that…

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…

  Life can literally throw us all sorts of complications and whether you are a CEO, supervisor, or a brand-new intern, making important decisions is a daily life responsibility and the higher up the ladder you are, the higher the stakes are with every decision. As a business leader, you must make reliable, consistent and…

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Managing all the to-do’s

When it comes to managing our tasks, everyone has their own way.  We all have so many things to do, so much on our to do lists and a finite amount of time. All the tasks that you have planned out in your head might seem very straight forward.  You make a list, you plan…

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90 Day Employee Experience

Early Loyalty – Jump Starting Success in the First 90 days Think back to your first day on the job.  You felt anxious, stressed, excited and scared. These feelings are typical and fully expected for nearly anyone encountering a change. Most companies provide an orientation for new hires.  Orientation lasts for a day, and it…

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Accountability is Nothing to Fear

Measure your results. Try comparing daily or weekly actions against monthly or quarterly goals. What are the weekly sales? Is that on track to meet quarterly goals? How many client meetings need to be set up every week to meet the goals? Using your already established KPI’s are a great way to measure accountability. Establish…

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Find Your Own Entrepreneurial Mindset

What do you think is the reason behind the accomplishments of the most successful people around the world? Financial background?  Education?  Successful family? Not at all… It might be comforting to believe that they have what we don’t, but that’s not the truth…People such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Henry Ford all…

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Is your next hire Head, Heart or Hands?

There are many types of leadership qualities and styles, as well as many types of assessments to measure those styles. When you find yourself in a position of needing to hire someone to be a part of your leadership team, ask yourself “what do I really need in this new member of the team, a…

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Are You Having a Good Day?

If you ask most people “Are you having a good day?” they will have some method, no matter how arbitrary or factual, to provide an answer that they are in fact having a good, mediocre or bad day. If you ask employees at most companies “Are you having a good day?” they have some method…

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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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How Does A Business Grow?

Most business owners are driven by the challenge of growing their business.  However, in order to get there, we all need to think about a growth strategy and what approach will best suit our business. Since many companies struggle to grow organically faster than the economy or faster than their industry does, they think that…

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