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Leadership Drives Performance

To create sustainable profits, businesses have to rely on the performance of diverse, high performing teams. One prerequisite for teams to perform are highly motivated and engaged team members. This is a challenge with a workforce where 70% of all … Continue reading

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4 Keys to Consider when Building a Team

When we measure the performance of teams objectively, we find that only 10% are truly high performing and 38% are dysfunctional. This is stunning when one considers that most companies’ current bottom line, and even more importantly, the viability and … Continue reading

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4 proven Strategies to evaluating your Teams’ Performance

When you listen to and read business reviews, you know that every successful business credits its success to motivated and creative teams and to their valuable team members. One could come away with the impression that businesses just have to … Continue reading

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Hiring for Success

With the improving economy many businesses are planning to hire their first employees in years. Many do not realize how much has changed in the last couple of years for people serious about presenting themselves as excellent candidates in the … Continue reading

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The Impact of Emotions on Leadership

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All recent surveys show that the most valuable assets of any company – your team members- want to be trusted, respected as individuals and valued for their ideas. As we all know, trust is a very personal issue. Every person … Continue reading

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Conflict Management versus Conflict Avoidance

Our letter on what makes a ”Compassionate Leader” struck a chord with many of our readers. The idea of business conflicts and what to do about them seems to be a core concern. Many people tell me about the great … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship; how to mitigate the risk of failure

Entrepreneurship brings with it significant risks. 25% fail in the first year of their existence and 80% have failed after 5 years. 33% of all small businesses will never make a profit and another 33% will never do better than … Continue reading

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Leadership and Compassion

During an initial interview with a new client he told me in a beaten down tone that he is truly discouraged. After doing “everything right” for several years, he had not seen any positive impact on his business.  The business … Continue reading

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