Putting Good Management Before HR Is Getting The Horse In Front Of The Cart

This is the final article on the report issued by the Business Development Bank of Canada: a study of the top challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. The first two articles were about marketing challenges and financial challenges. The BDC report has interesting data and…

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A Business Is Growing Or It Is Dying. Growing A Business Is Not Just About Making It Bigger It Is About Making It Better.

Status quo is an illusion. Like time management or success without suffering. There is no status quo. There is only change. Change moves along one line: between growth and disintegration.  It doesn't matter if you are a cell, a star, or…

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Candor Can Help You Grow Your Business

Candor in Action Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, has forever promoted the benefits of candor in business. He calls it the “biggest little dirty secret in business.” As I continue to work with various business leaders, my question…

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The Ultimate Small Business - The Independent Enterprise

When you first start a business you are that business's most valuable asset. If we grow things right, the business becomes the most valuable asset in your life. That reversal is at the heart of the 3-cycle approach to small business growth. In…

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The movies and stories make it about the big decisions, the drama, the will, the last stands and heroic pushes. Sometimes it is like that. There are moments of great crisis or opportunity where decisions must be made quickly and…

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Clemens Rettich Business Consultant

Tim Dumas Interview of Clemens Rettich Tim: Clemens you often speak of your creativity being your greatest asset. How are you able to draw creativity from clients who don’t see themselves as creative? Clemens: Creativity is both a personal trait and…

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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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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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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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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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