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What is Benchmarking?

& Leadership, Measurement.

The word benchmarking means many things to many people. “Benchmarking” evaluates performance by measuring what companies are doing or / and the results they are getting against some predetermined standards. Companies that benchmark can identify best practices and apply them to their own business. The greatest benefit of benchmarking is its ability to introduce a… Read more »

How to Deal With Problem Employees

& Accountability, Leadership.

Problem employees are middling performers with middling attitudes. Often, they do one or two things very well but are dreadful at others. Sometimes they are capable of doing almost any job in the company, but excel at nothing. Regardless, you know that the people in your company are its greatest asset. You want to treat… Read more »

Never Make These 4 Hiring Mistakes

& Accountability, Leadership.

Recruiting is a process that can be optimized and improved over time. The best companies know this and put their greatest efforts into their “people systems” in an effort to build an engaged workforce. Recruiting is just the first step in that process, and employee engagement starts there. According to Gallup, “Work units in the… Read more »

The Art of Leadership

& Leadership.

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Are You Cyber Secure?

& Leadership.

Cyber Security is among the most misunderstood and under-appreciated risks to smaller businesses today. Leaders think, “Why would they attack us when Sony and Target are so ripe for the plucking!” But did you know that in 2013, the US government notified 3,000 companies of all sizes that they had been hacked – and Verizon… Read more »

The CrossFit of Personal Goal Setting

& Leadership.

What do you want next from your life? About a quarter of my practice involves working with people who are at a crossroads and having a tough time articulating where to go next. These are accomplished business owners that have achieved success – financial success, family, friends, health – however you want to define it…. Read more »

Worried About Staff Turnover? Face the Fear.

& Accountability, Leadership.

“Can I just book a few minutes with you? It’s important.” Some leaders dread these words. A little attrition is good for an organization, but key people (and any people if the company is small enough) leaving a company can cause inefficiency, disruption, decreased morale, quality issues…not to mention the majority of the work getting… Read more »

The Best Laid-Plans and Changing Your Mindset

& Leadership.

“The best laid-plans of mice and men often go awry.” This line – adapted from “To a Mouse” by Robbie Burns – summarizes a poignant reality of being a business owner: that things can, and will, go wrong. You can’t call yourself a business leader until you’ve experienced at least one of these doozies: A… Read more »