We’ve all had that ONE manager. They walk into the room and they command attention.  At the monthly town hall, they know everyone’s name and take the time to chat with employees, asking specific questions about their families and their lives.  This person stands in front of the room, addresses the audience, and everyone leaves…

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  Teamwork makes the dream work.  It’s cliché, but we all want to head into the office every day knowing we can work effectively with our teams to meet company goals.  Despite best efforts and intentions, things happen that impact team performance. As a manager, you find yourself the person responsible for solving these performance…

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Looking for ways to build employee engagement? Without spending a dime? Here’s some food for thought on how you can improve your bottom line and your perception as an employer of choice. Think of your employees with a customer mindset There’s a shift happening among high performing companies where employees are viewed through the same lens…

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Gallup recently released an article that ranked employee engagement by state and even where it’s at its highest, it’s at 37%. In many states, it’s much lower and overall, it’s 33%. So what’s everyone else doing?  Half of all surveyed employees said that they were ‘not engaged’. Active disengagement was as high as 21% in some…

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Do you struggle to set performance goals that your organization understands?  Goals that create alignment to your overall business objectives? We’re not going to talk about SMART goals. Yes, the goals should be specific, measurable, action oriented, realistic, and time-bound, but you’ve read countless articles on that, so let’s focus on how you’re going to create a…

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Most organizations ask two questions when they allocate budget for employee training needs: How much time and money are we spending on training? What’s our return on the investment? The first point is a lot easier to measure than the second, but the second is more meaningful. Time and Money: When budgeting for training, measure both the out of…

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We work with several startup companies and many of their founders spent some of their professional lives working for larger corporations before starting their own businesses. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, but there are a couple of things that they have in common. One is that they didn’t love having a boss.…

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