How Gratitude Builds Trust with Your Team
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How Gratitude Builds Trust with Your Team

Let gratitude for the past inspire us with trust for the future. Francois Fenelon Alignment starts with a foundation of trust. Employees first and foremost trust leaders who trust them and treat them with respect. They trust leaders who are receptive to their thoughts, ideas and opinions and demonstrate that by asking them for their…

How Aligned Is Your Leadership Team?
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How Aligned Is Your Leadership Team?

Many organizations are feeling the effects of the Great Resignation. We see that burnout is a big contributor. According to a Predictive Index study, 45% of employees say many of their team members seemed burned out at work.  Many senior leaders are frustrated by their organization’s failure to successfully execute the strategic objectives. Most assume it’s because of burnout…

Never Be Afraid to Challenge Assumptions
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Never Be Afraid to Challenge Assumptions

A successful leader once shared that he constantly asks himself one question: “What am I not seeing?” Assumptions are one of the areas that may be a blind spot, and leadership requires us to challenge them repeatedly. What used to work yesterday may no longer apply today, and it’s important for leaders to question and challenge those assumptions. The hardest part about…

How To Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement
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How To Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Organizations can always improve something. Nothing is ever flawless, no matter how much we wish it could be. If you accept this reality, you can help your team create an environment of continuous improvement. When we accept that flaws exist, we provide the freedom to focus on improvement. When someone makes a mistake, correct it and continue on toward your objectives. Encourage…

Growing Fast? Here’s What’s Likely To Kill Your Company
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Growing Fast? Here’s What’s Likely To Kill Your Company

If your goal is to grow your business fast, you need a positive cash flow cycle or the ability to raise money at a feverish pace. Anything less and you will quickly grow yourself out of business. A positive cash flow cycle simply means you get paid before you have to pay others. A negative…

Have you fallen into The Mile Wide Trap?
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Have you fallen into The Mile Wide Trap?

If your company’s revenue has stalled after a period of rapid growth, you may have fallen into The Mile Wide Trap. Consider the case of Kim (not her real name) who runs a public relations firm. Kim studied marketing at school and went on to work for a big advertising agency where she spent ten…