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Archive for May, 2012

Focus; at what expense?

May 25, 2012
Focus; at what expense?

It is often said that we best serve our company if we keep it “focused.” I remember a seminar tag line I’ve seen; “Growing your business through focus.” The question is, of course, what are you focused on? I think the meaning of this is that we can’t be all things to all people. Sooner […]

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Growth – at what expense?

May 18, 2012
Growth – at what expense?

As I’ve said in earlier posts, what gets measured and rewarded gets done. If our leadership teams are not careful about what they reward employees to accomplish, either intentionally or unintentionally, then unexpected results will certainly occur. Of course, unintended consequences may plague us no matter how carefully we consider our plans. The same is […]

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Budgeting

May 11, 2012
Budgeting

Employees watch where their leadership team spends its time and the corporate monies. It is critical to the credibility of the corporate team that ALL the signals they send are in fact in concert with the messages of the Ethics Process, the Mission and Vision statements, and the stated management objectives given to the employees […]

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Motivating Employees

May 4, 2012
Motivating Employees

This topic is one that seems to never go away or have a lack of seminars, conferences, and coaching opportunities. I doubt there is anything much new to say that will be helpful beyond my observation that motivation comes from within, de-motivation is what the leadership team must focus on removing. What we as leaders […]

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