On Thanksgiving

This is the time of year when many businesses are slowing down, wrapping things up and getting ready for start of the New Year just ahead.

Other businesses are still quite busy, focused on making every sale, collecting every dollar and ...

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Getting Really Focused

One of the most commonly recognized complaints in any organization is a lack of communication. It doesn’t matter if it is top down, bottom up or across; employees today believe that there is just not enough communication about goals, expectations strategy and the future.

Addressing communication is an opportunity to become a better organization.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong landed safely on the moon. The act was repeated five more times, the last being in December 1972. There would have been ...

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Trust and Growth in 2014

Jack Welch is credited with saying, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”

One of the single most frustrating aspects about being a business leader is growing those that work in your organization.

There are some individuals who actively seek out more responsibility and the appropriate authority to manage new areas of control. These people seek growth, opportunity and ability to make a positive impact.

One side of ...

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The Downsides of Downsizing

I have been employed in, and consulted to, in companies going through periods of “rightsizing” – also known as “layoffs,” “terminations” or “firings.”

The second time I was involved as an employee. The reductions occurred over a period of about 15 months. My department was reduced from twenty employees to three. Some employees resigned, taking positions elsewhere. Some employees were let go; given final checks and a handshake.

Those remaining were expected to continue on. Several things happen when you are a survivor ...

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