Strengthening Employees through Competency Alignment

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John Larry Wright was a nice guy. A very nice guy. Just about everyone in the organization loved him … except for his own team in the IT Department. For all of his interpersonal strengths, John struggled to perform his job adequately. In fact, John had caused two major network outages in the past three …

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Prioritize Your Employees

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We’re near the forefront of a new movement in business. That movement is to prioritize the employees as much as shareholders and customers. That’s not to say that some companies haven’t been doing that all along. There’s going to be some history in this post, so bear with me. The Triangle of Business Stakeholders Traditionally …

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Powerful Delegation

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Why Delegate? A manager stuck doing everything is not going to be effective at anything. You’re bound to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and lost. You may skip lunches and work late as you try to cram all of your responsibilities into your workday. This stress may manifest itself in both your professional and personal relationships. You …

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Developing Your Core Values

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Core Business Documents There are three core documents that drive business strategy: Your Core Values Your Mission Statement Your Vision Statement Each document informs the one that follows with the Vision Statement specifically driving your strategy. It all Begins with Your Core Values The Core Value document is not difficult or complicated. However, it is …

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Developing Your Vision Statement

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Core Business Documents There are three core documents that drive business strategy: Your Core Values Your Mission Statement Your Vision Statement Each document informs the one that follows with the Vision Statement specifically driving your strategy. The Vision Statement as an Evolving Document In their book Total Alignment: Tools and Tactics for Streamlining Your Organization, …

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Develop your Employees!

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Early in my career I had the opportunity to work for an innovative new startup. They were doing something that no one else at the time was doing – they were selling used books on Amazon as a third-party seller. I know that’s common place today, but at the time they were doing something new …

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The Power of Employee-Lead One on Ones

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What not to do… When Pete announced that he’d be holding regular one-on-one’s, I was pretty excited. There had been some big changes in the organization, and I had a lot of things on my mind that I wanted to talk to him about – just the two of us. I figured a one-on-one would …

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Developing your Mission Statement

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Core Business Documents There are three core documents that drive business strategy: Your Core Values Your Mission Statement Your Vision Statement Each document informs the one that follows with the Vision Statement specifically driving your strategy. What is a Mission Statement? Your mission statement describes the core benefit that your business provides. It may inform …

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5 Steps to Helping Your Employees Rediscover Their Passion

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How it begins… Many years ago, working at a Medical Supply Company, I hired on a new employee named Ella. Ella was young, ambitious; full of life, energy, and passion, and excited about the difference that she could make in the lives of our customers. She started out strong. She was empathetic to the customers’ …

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