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Have You Heard? MEETINGS WITH BOSS Is Your Best Bet To Grow

Find out what the boss wants and then give it to them! Have you ever heard that term before? Are you working really hard, achieving exceptional things, and yet still somehow failing to move forward in your organization as quickly as you would like? It may be that [...]

How to Get to the Decision Maker

Step 1 | Identify the type of screen you’re facing There are two types of screens: The investigation screen and the blind screen. Then there’s the blind screen -- the gatekeeper hardly asks you anything at all apart from your name. If your name is not instantly recognizable, [...]

7 Components to Make Job Descriptions Effective

YES! Job Descriptions are Important! Let’s face it. It’s hard to get the right person for the job. It’s even harder when you don’t know exactly what that job is. Job descriptions are tough. In my travels, I’ve found most job descriptions to be inadequate at best and [...]

10 Minutes to Create Results Driven Communications

Better Communication will Transform Your Results Most managers tread water in the areas of communications that directly impact on the results of the organization. These managers have plans, but, all too often, fail when it comes to making them happen – this is in part due to inefficient [...]

Prioritizing the Priorities – 6 Ways to Make Time Work for You

It’s funny how we talk about time – we spend it, save it, buy it. Time is money, and even when we have “free time,” well, it’s not really free is it? As a business leader, time is your greatest asset – and probably your biggest challenge as [...]

5 Reasons Your Staff is Leaving You

Business, like life … isn’t always fair. That’s why there are industries that, historically, experience high turnover rates. And restaurants top the charts. In 2017, this industry saw a turnover rate of about 70 percent, with retail around 60 percent, transportation around 40 percent and technology and professional services [...]

7 Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated and Inspired as the COVID-19 Nightmare Continues

Leadership needs new tools to re-energize their teams. It is no surprise that inspiration, motivation, performance, and overall well-being are lacking for many. As we continue to flip the calendar to yet another month of this Covid-19 debacle, it is no surprise that inspiration, motivation, performance, and overall [...]

Ensure You Are Hiring Top Talent. Follow These Steps and Win!

It is shocking how many hiring managers and executives have poor skills when interviewing for talent. In my observations, it seems that in most cases, this key and the essential process have been self-taught, and they have not taught themselves very well. As my mantra always goes, “No [...]

Know Your Worth. Learn 3 Ways to Stay Above Your Paygrade

A new year is here, and if you’re like me, you’re already thinking about how much you want to accomplish in 2022 – and the limited time you have to do it. If you find yourself whining that “there aren’t enough hours in the day,” know you’re [...]

10 Reasons Good Employees Quit

When there is a problem, look at leadership first. Retail does not have a good reputation for being a long term employment opportunity. The industry enjoys one of the highest employee turnover ratios of all industries, with maybe the exception of a few. Hospitality and Car Dealerships. Hey, I’ve [...]

4 Best Steps to Hiring a Winner!

Open Position … Perfect Canidate! It is shocking how many hiring managers and executives have poor skills when interviewing for talent. In my observations, it seems that in most cases, this key and the essential process have been self-taught, and they have not taught themselves very well.As my mantra [...]

Identifying Destructive Behaviors in Your Employees

Caving into Destructive Behavior of difficult personalities by sticking your head in the sand and hoping that the problems will go away is a sure way to sabotage your impact. Dealing with Difficult People As a manager in the healthcare industry, there will often be times when [...]

Overcoming Challenges During These Difficult Times

Business Growth Café with Special Guest Tony Penn A podcast where insights and actionable steps are shared to incorporate into your business. While we tend to think of sales and marketing as the drivers of growth, the reality is, there are multiple factors that can impact the growth [...]

Creating an Environment of Trust

Successful businesses are built on relationships, and at the foundation of all relationships is trust. Without trust for each other and their leaders (you), your team will never truly engage, and your company will never have the kind of culture that drives success. Engaged workers bring creativity and passion [...]

3 best practices for keeping employees

I’m always hearing my clients, as well as others in various businesses, complaining about the lack of qualified applicants to hire. They blame everything and everyone; low unemployment, poor quality schooling, and of course, the ever-popular, “entitled and lazy millennials”.  Fact is, while finding great people is a [...]

Hiring Top Talent – 6 Mistakes and 6 Best Practices

So life is good, your business is growing, your customers seem happy and money is starting to roll in. You’re moving at a million miles per hour and, of course, you know you need the right people or you won’t be able to continue. So how do you [...]

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone.

According to research, the percentage of Americans who are stressed at work is ridiculously high, and it’s only getting higher. According to the CDC’s National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, studies have found the number of Americans who are “extremely stressed at work” range between 29 percent [...]

Dealing with Difficult People

Everyone has met that person – or people – who fills you with so much frustration want to pull your hair out – and, unfortunately, sometimes you even have to work with them. I’ve encountered more than my fair share of difficult people – those who don’t [...]

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