Value Your Time and Focus on Growth
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Value Your Time and Focus on Growth

One of the biggest issues we’re hearing from our clients is overwhelm – for them and their teams.  Lack of clarity and focus can be big contributors to overwhelm.   When you have a clear vision and clear target objectives, you’re able to focus primarily on the priorities that will bring you closer to achieving the vision. Once you’ve set…

Take a Blood Pressure Test for Your Business
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Take a Blood Pressure Test for Your Business

When was the last time you had your blood pressure tested? Taking your blood pressure is one of the first things most doctors do before treating you for just about anything. How much pressure your blood is under as it courses through your veins is a reliable indicator of your overall health; and it can…

The Power of Consistent Evaluation
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The Power of Consistent Evaluation

Evaluate every aspect of your organization on a regular basis. To ensure focus, productivity, efficiency, and successful results, everything from your people to your processes to your systems to your priorities to your projects needs to be consistently evaluated. Think of it like giving your organization a regular check-up to make sure it’s performing at an optimal level. Many executives focus on…

How Executive Leaders Make Tough Decisions
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How Executive Leaders Make Tough Decisions

Making clear decisions is a critical factor to effective leadership. However, many executives suffer from decidophobia, the fear of making tough decisions. Decisions take courage, and courage means taking intelligent risks to move the organization in the direction of the vision. It’s important to gather data and perspectives, and you can use several decision-making models to help you do it well. However,…

The Most Effective Leaders Never Stop Learning
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The Most Effective Leaders Never Stop Learning

Great leaders are great learners. Getting feedback from others allows you to continue to learn and grow. Just like you want your team and your organization to improve, you also want to improve yourself. Ask others for feedback on a regular basis. Some leaders make the mistake of thinking they need to have all the answers. Successful leaders never stop learning —…

5 Ways to Encourage New Ideas In Your Business
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5 Ways to Encourage New Ideas In Your Business

Leaders create positive change. You don’t always have to be the creator or innovator, but it’s important to recognize and support good ideas. It doesn’t matter whether you came up with them or not. The difference between your success and failure could be just one idea. Here are some ways to encourage new ideas in your workplace: Talk with your…

Executive Leaders Model Growth and Potential
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Executive Leaders Model Growth and Potential

The speed of your success is dependent on both your own growth as well as the growth of those on your team. They will never grow further or faster than you do. Most people think success comes from luck and appears in an instant, like winning the lottery. They see the results from their perspective from that moment in time. But…

5 Tips to Effectively Reward Performance
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5 Tips to Effectively Reward Performance

Celebrate the behaviors you want to see more often. When you discourage mediocrity and reward performance, you create a high-performing culture. Strong performers need to be recognized as such, and they need to be developed even further. Here are 5 tips to consider when rewarding great performance. 1.When most managers think of rewarding employees, they think about raises, bonuses, and perks. And…

Executive Leaders Encourage Dialogue
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Executive Leaders Encourage Dialogue

  Often, great ideas come from healthy debate. When team members exchange ideas and opinions, new ideas can emerge. Working collaboratively always produces better results than working competitively. When people compete within an organization, they don’t support each other toward the shared vision. This creates a culture of self-interest, rather than organizational interest. Competition is healthy for competitors, not for team members. Imagine…