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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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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6 Steps to be the Leader You always Wanted to Be

As the CEO of your company you are likely a natural born leader. Maybe you didn’t notice right away, but people just started following your lead one day. Your peers looked to you for advice in business, in sports, in school, in really anything in which you were involved. Sound about right? Or maybe that’s…

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Six Things to Stop Doing

A lot of time and energy is spent at the beginning of the year to become a better leader, with the focus usually being on what you should be doing. I’m going to challenge that norm today by sharing with you, mid-year, six things that you should stop doing if you want to be a…

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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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Employee Recognition

Not a Nice to Have…but a NEED to Have By Mindy Curtiss Summer months are a great time for vacations. In fact, we see a 33% surge in vacation requests that occur in specific months every year. What are Kent’s peak vacation months? July                       Holidays & Summer Vacations August               …

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10 Key Skills to Sharpen in 2021

You might be an expert in your field or even the smartest person in the room—but that’s no guarantee of success! As a leader you need a set of skills that are compatible with the changing times and increasing obligations of your business. There is no crystal ball to help you predict what is going…

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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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Leadership–The 4 Most Important Words in an Organization

Managing and leading in today’s COVID-19 environment has challenged us all. Dominant challenges have been how to keep your teams engaged while working remotely, and how to strive for honest, consistent, and adaptive communication, while answers and clarity on the future often do not exist. One approach to address these challenges is the age-old advice…

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