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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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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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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Why do people hire a coach?

There are many professions where having a coach is critical to the person or team’s performance and success…professional and amateur athletes and athletic teams, singers, musicians and actors.  More and more we are finding business leaders and their teams hiring a coach. Why do people hire a coach? To improve technique and performance To receive…

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Happy New Year!

Is that a statement or a wish? If you have a well thought out plan that is fully communicated, with the right people in the right seats, doing the right things the right way, it is a statement.  Otherwise it is a wish. By this point, 2021 should be about execution and responses to changes…

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The Critical Four Decisions

As a Coach that has been certified by the Gazelles organization, I have worked with clients using a method developed by Verne Harnish that is referred to as the “Four Decisions”. In business, “Gazelles” are growth firms, they are job generators that will do the most to get our national economy back on track and…

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Goals are a Great thing!

Setting goals gives you that feeling of accomplishment and the ability to check another item off your list.   It is also a crucial part of business, helping us to keep track and measure our progress. But when you think about reaching those goals does it include an actual reward? Research has shown us that more…

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4 Steps to Improve Your Performance in 2021

With today’s speed of change, if you aren’t looking and moving forward, you are quickly falling behind. Even though 2020 is almost ¾ complete, now is a great time to be looking forward to 2021 and how you want to improve upon your 2020 goals and performance (so you don’t fall behind your competition). If…

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Blocking out time…

We are all so busy…The demands on our time has never been greater!  Information is being sent to us faster and faster, responsibilities are being handed out and we need to be able to handle them as quickly as the data moves. Everybody wants to fit as much into a day as they can.   There…

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It’s Time to take Control…

At one point or another we have all been in an office meeting where someone just dominates the conversation. Look, it’s not all bad, those people tend to be bright, hardworking, enthusiastic colleagues.  However, this type of control during a meeting can also cause much negativity and a lack of enthusiasm within the group. It…

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