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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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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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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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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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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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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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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