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    September 8, 2013

    The Single Most Important Management Tool to Grow Your Business

    Is your organization ready to succeed?

    What is the most important management tool?  Good question, I’m glad you asked.  First let’s define Why it’s important to you and every other Manager or Leader interested in growing, fixing, or changing their bottom line results.  No matter what you are trying to achieve in your business, the best strategy in the world is completely ineffective without the ability to implement it effectively.   Business leaders get stuck defining the best strategy for their...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on September 8, 2013

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    September 4, 2013

    Get ‘Em Onboard: Engage Employees by Being Real

    Creating a Communication Strategy that Engages Employees

    Much is being bandied about on how to best engage employees. We have employers who want engaged employees and employees who want to be engaged. From the employer side, research shows us engaged employees lead to better results. Kenexa reports that engaged companies have five times higher shareholder returns over five years. From the employee side, one of the many insights in a Towers Perrin 2009 report is that employees want to give more.     Okay, then. We have both sides wanting the same...Continue reading

    By Sherri PetroPosted in Communication Skills on September 4, 2013

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    April 3, 2013

    How To Use Lean Principles To Drive & Grow Your Business

    Is building a lean culture right for your organization?

    By David Shaffer, Business Advisor & Executive Coach, David Shaffer Consulting LLC Building a lean culture requires a companywide commitment to efficient & consistent products and services that customers’ want and trust. There are three Lean Principles outlined in this article: Managing Lead Time, Standard Operating Procedures & 5 S’s.  Together they can set the stage to drive and grow your business. Although generally assumed to be associated with manufacturing,...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on April 3, 2013

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    February 4, 2013

    The Secret to Change Management

    5 Critical Elements to Successful Change Management Programs

    The phrase ‘Change Management’ has almost become a cliché in the corporate world.  Many companies and consultants claim to be experts on the subject, but indeed, it's doubtful that any have become masters. Why would this be the case?  Because every company, culture, environment and situation is different, there is not just one common recipe for Change Management that applies to all.   So what can you do to implement a Change Management strategy that works for your...Continue reading

    By Julie BrignacPosted in Project & Process Management on February 4, 2013

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    December 16, 2012

    Why Is It So Difficult to Implement Change?

    Follow These Steps to Become a Change Leader

    By Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions As humans, we prefer a state called homeostasis. It’s the state in which a person’s relationship to the environment is stable. It’s in our very nature to strive for stability and resist change. Physically, we are wired for regulation that keeps our systems operating in a way that is stable and unchanging. Emotionally, we may cling to what or who is familiar.   You may have heard or read before that the top...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Communication Skills on December 16, 2012

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