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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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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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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55 Good Questions to Ask Yourself!

Whenever I meet a prospective new client, I am curious about how they got into their business and how they make money at their business. I ask a lot of questions for my own knowledge but also as it turns out for their benefit as well.  We sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day…

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Do you follow up after a meeting?

Meetings can consume so much of our days and they can really ruin your team’s productivity if you are not careful.  So, you need to make the most of them…before, during and especially after! Have you ever thought about the follow up after a meeting? The way you follow up after a meeting can also…

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Are your managers Coaches?

It is said that employees don’t leave companies, they leave mangers and I believe that.  We have all known this for a while. Lately I have been asking people how they were first trained to be a manager.  The most common answer is “I wasn’t”. Most of us began managing people the way we wanted…

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Personal Strategic Direction Questions

Ask yourself the following questions, remember to be honest with yourself when answering.   When you have finished writing your answer read them.  Is that the life you want?  If so, go after it. How important is balance of life? How do you balance personal and business life? If you had unlimited resources (money, time, people)…

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Gaining Time

Time management is a skill that takes time to develop and perfect. It’s also is a skill that is different for everyone. If you’re like a lot of people you spend your days in a frenzy of activity but achieve very little because you are not concentrating on the right things. As an entrepreneur, you…

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