Don’t Overlook Your Employees’ Good Performance

Could your performance reviews be having a counter-productive effect? In many businesses, reviews are a source of stress that actually hurt productivity, rather than spurring excellence. But it’s not because performance reviews are bad in and of themselves. It’s that many of us are doing them wrong. Recent studies urge business owners to focus on…

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Consultant’s Corner: How Do Government Contracts Work?

Q. What does it take to win government contracts? Government Contracting Pros and Cons Government contracting can be a reliable and profitable revenue source for a business; however, there a various considerations with government contracting. For example, the paperwork and other administrative burden and extended payment terms are unattractive to many businesses. To help determine if…

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Friday 5 for April 19th, 2019

What’s the Best Way to Exit a Leadership Role? By Deborah Sweeney Magic Johnson’s departure from the Lakers raises the question: Is there a good way to exit a leadership position? No matter what level of leadership you’re at, here’s what you should do before bidding farewell… Read article An Incredible Brand Promise By Shep…

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Be an Open Door Leader

Many leaders work hard and do all the right things to reach the top—only to make a huge mistake that undoes so much of that work. They close the door. What does that mean? Well, a big part of achieving success in the first place is constantly learning new things and working with others to…

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Are You Watching Out for Workplace Bullying?

More businesses are increasing awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, but there are other harmful behaviors that could negatively impact your business, too. Workplace bullying is a serious problem that can sometimes be more difficult to diagnose, yet can hurt productivity and morale in your business, increase employee turnover, and leave the company open…

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Consultant’s Corner: Taking Over an Existing Team

Q. I am about to become a new boss, supervising three people who are incumbent to the organization. I am the new player on the team. Any suggestions on best practices in embarking on this journey? While your most recent professional experience may be as a self-employed professional with no employees, you certainly have the…

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An Incredible Brand Promise

I recently gave a presentation at River Valley Bank, which is changing its name to Incredible Bank. My experience there was a great example of creating a brand promise. It’s right there in the name: Incredible Bank. You know right away what kind of customer experience they’re looking to create. I got to learn more…

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What’s the Best Way to Exit a Leadership Role?

In a stunning move on Tuesday April 9th, NBA legend Magic Johnson announced he was stepping down as president of the Los Angeles Lakers in an impromptu press conference. His exit has since been met with a mix of criticism and praise from the press and fans. Johnson further defended his controversial decision in an…

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Friday 5 for April 12th, 2019

The Power of Bootstrapping By Fran Tarkenton If you get a loan from a bank or any other institution, you have to pay them back. If you don’t know how you’re going to pay them back, you don’t need to get that loan. If I have my own money in the venture… Read article Do…

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How Habits Lead to Organizational Efficiency

Whether you lay out detailed instructions for the daily duties of your employees or you prefer to take a more free-rein approach to management, it’s extremely important that your employees develop the right habits. Here are a few steps to follow that promote maximum efficiency within an organization through habitual processes. Identify Necessary Procedures Start…

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