Executive Coaching and Leadership Team Development

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  The truth is there is no BEST way.  Regardless of the type of training, there is no one way to do it and one size definitely does not fit all.  Each of us has … [Read more...]

Leadership Coaching for Change Management

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What do college athletes, Olympic gold medalists and smart business leaders have in common?  They rely on coaches to help them reach their greatest potential and teach … [Read more...]

Business Meeting Itinerary and Change Management

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Meetings can cost a lot of money if they are not productive.  If your manager has put you in charge of leading an upcoming meeting, ensure it goes well by using these … [Read more...]

Change Management Process for New Managers

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When my friend John moved downstate to take a new position, he was nervous. He was coming into a totally unfamiliar organization as a manager. Most of the people he would … [Read more...]

Employee Retention by Building a Culture of Sincere Appreciation

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During college, I worked in a used bookstore close to campus. The pay was low. The hours were often inconvenient. And yet, we were dedicated to our jobs. The only time a … [Read more...]

Workplace Safety Topics for Skeptical Managers

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When my brother-in-law started applying for jobs in our home town, everyone had advice and recommendations. “I know someone at the car factory!” “Don’t forget the … [Read more...]

Preserving Your Organizational Culture During Company Growth

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I’d been a dedicated customer of a local food company from the day they opened. Lily had started out as a small-scale gardener and baker, selling her vegetables and … [Read more...]

Deftly Dealing with Criticism and Activism Toward Your Company in a New Community

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I used to live in a small town with a fairly depressed economy. Over the previous two decades, they’d lost the farm machinery plant, the appliance plant, and the … [Read more...]

Relying on a Personality Test in the Executive Hiring Process Is Like Following Your GPS Off a Bridge

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I’ve been a customer of the same local farm and orchard for nearly 20 years. I go to Gatwood’s for the excellent produce, the great prices, and the incredible donuts. … [Read more...]

Culture Trumps Strategy

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Organizations may have tremendous leaders and key employees with great talent and who produce powerful results while continually upgrading their … [Read more...]