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    February 22, 2015

    Interim Executives Can Create Value

    The Right Interim for the Job

    As businesses work daily to align their products and services to fulfill the needs and expectations of its customers, frequently circumstances surface that initiate corrective or “interim” actions. In most instances, these actions are directed at a specific issue and generally drawn from past experiences. In any event, interim solutions are meant to address, fix and enhance overall customer service thereby creating value for the customer and ultimately the company.   However, when the...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on February 22, 2015

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    February 3, 2015

    What’s the Big Picture?

    3 Steps to get you and your team up to speed.

    When you move into a supervisor or managerial role for the first time, typically you have been doing the work in your business or organization.  You have been making the widgets.  You have been selling the widgets.  You have been supporting the users of the widgets.   As you move into your new role, one skill to learn to help you become even more successful as a leader is to understand “what’s the big picture”.  The more you lead with the big picture in mind,...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on February 3, 2015

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    January 2, 2015

    What Are You Focusing On In 2015?

    How have you developed as a leader this last year?

    Now that 2014 has come to a close and 2015 is upon us, we start to do a lot of planning.  It is also a great time for reflection.  As a new manager, what are you focusing on in 2015?   There are plenty of business areas that you will need to focus on for sure.  How about your leadership skills?  How have you developed as a leader this year?  Did you just take on the role of leader, or have you been at it for a while now?   Reflect on 2014 Take a step back and look...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on January 2, 2015

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    December 15, 2014

    Tying Bonus Potential to Personality

    4 Steps to Implement & Manage Positive Change in Your Team

    There is nothing worse than an employee that drags down a team, but it happens all the time. Actually, there is something worse…a manager that does nothing about it. This is a common problem in the workplace, it affects morale, and although it may not be obvious in short-term results, long-term negative impact is real.   So what can you do about it? Well, you don’t want to “pick” on your employee, especially if they are a top performer; you want them to continue performing...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on December 15, 2014

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    November 24, 2014

    The Most Important and Most Overlooked Part of Your Job

    Three Questions Senior Managers Should be Asking

    Senior Managers prepare strategic plans, grow market share, increase profits, innovate, execute, acquire, consolidate and expand in order to build the business.   Shareholders reward senior managers who are successful business builders, as measured by quarterly and annual performance. C-Suite executives (and those who aspire to fill those seats) focus intensely on the bottom line and make decisions to improve short-term profitability.    Building the business all too often becomes an...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Management on November 24, 2014

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    October 27, 2014

    Do Wellness and Leadership Mix?

    Understand that Health is a resource.

    As Managers, Leaders and Entrepreneurs we sometimes think about the needs of our people and employees more often than we think about our own needs.    We think about others’ capabilities to produce and ability to get along with the team. We also think about their ability to cope with their responsibilities, their ability to deal with stress, and grow. We may even think about an employee’s longevity. When we term this with an organizational “name” we call it Talent...Continue reading

    By Miki Jo RestoPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on October 27, 2014

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    October 15, 2014

    Build Your Self-Confidence for Success

    To have high self-confidence we need a level of competence.

    “What one great thing would you dare to dream if you knew you could not fail?”   If big goals come in to your mind and you could not fail at them, then chances are you’d be highly successful, rich and famous and likely very fulfilled!  However, in reality we hold back, and it is fear that holds us back the most. If we had no fear, then we’d be unstoppable.   When I left the corporate world to establish the Churchill Leadership Group, I had a clear vision. I...Continue reading

    By Jayne JenkinsPosted in Professional Development on October 15, 2014

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    October 1, 2014

    Why Being Transparent Is So Important in Leadership Roles

    Here’s a three-step formula for you to use in becoming more transparent.

    Transparency has also been called “the currency of trust.”    As you know, trust is the foundation of any relationship. As transparency increases, trust increases. And the converse is also true.    Transparency starts with opening up the lines of communication and sharing. You offer and receive information and, as you do, mutual trust increases. As you are more transparent, trust grows and the strength of the relationship grows, too.    When a relationship...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on October 1, 2014

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    August 22, 2014

    Selling Dilemma: I’m Trying, But I Can’t “Just Make Goal!”

    Sales Management Vs. Micromanagement- Benefits of Activity Metrics

    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been hearing a new drumbeat in the world of selling. Actually, it’s not a new sound. It’s a rhythm that was helping us all keep pace a decade ago but got replaced. It’s back because it is a classic beat, one that has always been appropriate and important.    The resurgence of a focus on activity metrics is one that all sellers may not view in a positive light. I’ve heard, then and now, that it feels like micromanagement when a sales...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Sales & Business Development on August 22, 2014

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    August 20, 2014

    Grow Up to be Big and Strong: Define Your Strengths

    Three things we can do to grow up & make the most of our strengths.

    When a parent wanted you to eat your vegetables, were you told something like, “Don’t you want to grow up big and strong?”  Mine certainly did. We put a lot of emphasis on being strong -- and for good reason.  Being strong is as old as the biblical Samson.  Being strong indicates we are healthy.  Being strong means we have a shot at being Superman, Superwoman or simply super.  Being strong while communicating says we get our point across.    Donald O....Continue reading

    By Sherri PetroPosted in Professional Development on August 20, 2014

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