Coaching Employee Performance – 14 Tips

Have you ever had to work with an employee to improve performance? Have you ever felt like you were at the end of your rope with an employee who just didn’t seem to ‘get it’? Coaching an employee may be…

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Think Like Archimedes – Value & Cost

Give me a place to stand and I shall move the earth. Archimedes of Syracuse A diamond is only valuable if we care. A shovel or a chicken sandwich are only valuable when we need them or want them. Most of the…

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Team Building For Synergy

Team building and teamwork skills are critical for your effectiveness as a manager or entrepreneur. Even if you are not in a leadership role yet, better understanding of teamwork can make you a more effective employee and give you an…

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Next Man Up

Winners Breed Winners The Seattle Seahawks won the 2014 Super Bowl and as the team with the best record in the NFC seem poised to make a run at another championship. With all the success, other teams in the NFL…

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Can Changing Behaviours Change Attitudes?

There was an interesting conversation that took place not long ago on HR LinkedIn, in which the following question was posted: “Can changing a behavior really change an attitude? It's often said that changing a workplace behavior can be "easily" done…

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Tim Dumas On Servant Leadership

This conversation with Great Performances Group team member Tim Dumas was an opportunity to explore a topic close to his heart: servant leadership. Tim, where did your interest in leadership, and specifically servant leadership, start? My work experience began as a paper…

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For Successful Teams – Everything Matters

Gail is a fantastic business owner. She is ambitious, successful, empathetic, and her employees would take a bullet for her. About 18 months ago Gail opened a branch office in another city. 8 months ago she hired Brad, a rock-star manager, to develop…

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Planning Is Not A Tool For Thriving

"No plan survives contact with the enemy" Helmuth von Moltke Is the world your business started in the same as the world your business is in now? Is the market you are operating in now the same as the market…

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How Welcome Is Your “Welcome Aboard”?

Our mission statements are full of language about value and the importance of our customers and our employees. Our job postings require candidates to be empathetic, team-oriented, great communicators. How many of those good intentions and expectations translate into how we…

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Expectations Aren’t Deadlines

An expectation isn't a deadline until you say it is. A deadline is a way of saying some things matter more than others. If we are going to get that deliverable done by Wednesday, other things that will have to wait until…

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