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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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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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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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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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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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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