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Articles Tagged - Culture

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    November 16, 2013

    Promises, Promises: The Power of Keeping Our Word

    5 Things You & Your Team Can Do To Create An Accountable Culture

    While Halloween is long gone, we still are graced with a scary word that is permeating corporate consciousness.  It’s four-----teen letters.  It has executives, middle management and front line  supervisors stumbling and bumbling around looking for answers.  The lack of it is often talked about as the reason for our business woes.     Lack of passion?  Nope, that’s only 7 letters. Lack of engagement?  Still too short, but a great guess!  Need more...Continue reading

    By Sherri PetroPosted in Management on November 16, 2013

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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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    June 27, 2013

    The Mind Of An International Manager – Open or closed for business?

    Three essentials to pave the way for unity & success.

    By Debbie Nicol, Managing Director, 'business en motion" As international managers are often ‘on the move’, they can find themselves in unknown territory, affording many opportunities for open minds to show respect, understanding and empathy.  Conversely, facing unknown territory with a closed mind can communicate ignorance and arrogance, as sadly demonstrated in this video.     To pave the way for unity & success during international assignments, take care with...Continue reading

    By Debbie NicolPosted in International Management on June 27, 2013

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    May 21, 2013

    Managing Your Former Coworkers

    Consider if you are changing the culture of your team.

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting Unless you work for a large organization, more often than not you were promoted into your leadership position from within your team.  You have now gone from co-worker, colleague, and confidant to the boss.  No matter how well you get along with your teammates, how much they wanted you to be the boss, or how good of friends you are outside of work, something changes when you become the manager or supervisor.   The...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on May 21, 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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    March 21, 2013

    3 Tips To Understanding Cultural Differences Before You Act

    When Communication Meets Culture

    By Debbie Nicol, Managing Director, 'business en motion" Communication makes the world go around – or does it?  When a person enters a new work & country culture, communication challenges seem to top the list of ‘lessons learned’. Why is it that an international manager can get something so basic, so wrong?  The reasons can be seen contextualised in three everyday communication scenarios:  Meetings Individualised feedback Providing Instructions Following...Continue reading

    By Debbie NicolPosted in International Management on March 21, 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 12, 2012

    Reflect on 2012 to Create a Stronger 2013

    What does your company do to start the year off energized & engaged?

    By Gina Fedeli, President GCF Consulting, Inc. With the end of the year approaching, it’s an ideal time to review 2012’s accomplishments and to plan for 2013. It’s a chance to celebrate achievements and to reinforce the behavior that made them possible.  It’s also an opportunity to evaluate the year’s mistakes so that they can be avoided in the future.   In addition to developing high-level business goals for 2013, assess the company’s mission and...Continue reading

    By Gina FedeliPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on December 12, 2012

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