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It's Not All About Cheese: The Missing Component in Employee Development (Part 2)


In part one of this article I told you about how perceptions are changing in the workplace. In part two, I want to tell you more about the "Merge Point Method" and how it helps you create training programs that lead to stronger collaboration between individuals and teams.

How to Keep a Good Employee: Look, Listen, Learn


Recently a client told me a wonderful story about how a change of attitude helped her to keep a valued employee.Angry and grumbling about one of the provisions in the company policy, the employee asked for a private meeting with my client, the owner of a small sales company, and began to tell her in direct terms what was wrong.

Problem-Solving Success Tip: Measure the Right Things.


Measure the right things. It's not enough just to measure-you have to measure the right things.

Problem-Solving Success Tip: Use Your Project Management Skills


Solving a big problem is a project: you're far more likely to solve it successfully if you treat it like one. That means you'll need to identify tasks, make and adjust assignments, and keep track of what is due when.

Focus on Outcomes to Keep Your Business On-Course


Did you know that an airplane in flight is off course nearly 98% of the time? No flight is completed in a straight line from Point A to Point B. Gravity, side winds, updrafts, and downdrafts are continually moving the plane off course.

Stopping The Brain Drain: How To Capture Key Business Knowledge Before It Walks Out The Door


The verdict is in: More and more baby boomers will be leaving the workplace sooner, rather than later. Many industries are predicting that between 25 and 45% of their more senior employees will soon be departing their organizations.

Running Successful Meetings - The Key Steps To Getting It Right


We all complain about meetings which are a waste of our time and the truth of the matter is that so many are exactly that. We've also seen the "corridor" meeting that takes place afterwards where it seems the real decisions are taken, or the agreed decisions are overturned.

Increase Productivity: Five Powerful Actions


How can you make the best use of your energy to increase productivity each day? Here are five actions that can increase productivity and leave energy to spare. They will also help you to achieve more balance between your work and personal life.

Selective Job Cuts Often Benefits Firm More Than Broad Layoffs Over Long Term


It is difficult to pick up a newspaper or listen to a business news broadcast without being greeted with the announcement of another massive corporate layoff or cutback. The economy catches a chill and, as a result, the corporate world catches a profits "cold.

5 Surefire Ways to Bring Your Business Objectives Full Circle with Technology


All small to mid-sized company owners want to know where their dollar is being spent when it comes to computer technology in their organization. The challenge is for them to get the information they need to make the right purchasing decisions.

Involving People Gave Us the Improvements We Needed


We had a problem with handling materials in a production department. Our process required raw materials to enter the department, be processed, and leave the department.

How To Own A Business... Instead Of A Job


Every business is run by someone who took on a risk with their time and money. So I believe that person should be rewarded.

Turnaround or Terminate? How to Deal with Problem Employees


Do you struggle with a "problem" employee? If so, join the crowd! Many of my coaching clients - businesses owners or managers - tear their hair out over one or more toxic employees. In our business environment, we tend to recreate the dynamics of the family we grew up, so no wonder problems develop.

Few Things Are More Destructive Than An Insecure Boss


Few things are more destructive to a career than a boss who is insecure. Unfortunately, it is a near certainty that most people will encounter one or more such persons along the way.

What is the Most Difficult Part of an Improvement Program?


Answer: Starting one.Most of us realize that there is probably a better way to perform certain functions or tasks, but improvement programs seem to take second seat to getting the product out the door.

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