Category: bottom line leadership

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A High Speed Microcosm of Leadership

If you have observed a referee in any sport, you can relate to the subtle similarities between successful officiating and organizational leadership. The referee experience is a high speed microcosm of the...

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Hitting Performance Targets Because They’re There

Outside of work, people are highly motivated to stretch their mental and physical limits. They complete triathalons in record time, ride dog sleds across frozen tundra, and climb mountain peaks few have...

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Metrics As Motivators: Is It Possible?

Many organizations track metrics in order to improve efficiency or processes.  The question is, are the metrics true motivators, or are they merely numbers, charts, or graphs posted on a wall? As...

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Do You Know What It Really Costs? The Value Of Business Acumen

“Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner,” is a successful advertising campaign with concept of incorporating beef into a healthy diet.  I’m one who enjoys a nice steak dinner so this advertisement and concept...

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Scoring Employee Performance Is Better Than The Annual Performance Appraisal

“When performance is measured, performance improves; when performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement accelerates.” –Thomas S. Monson While working in the publishing industry Thomas S. Monson discovered that...

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Two Bears: What’s Keeping You From Improving Your Bottom Line

Innovation starts with leadership. The foundation of growth, increase profits and productivity are a clear vision, a prepared and enabled workforce, a culture of accountability, appropriate rewards systems and an environment that...

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The Value Of You

The Value of You We all like to see results. Whether it is in the work we do, our bank account, or other personal activities, results make us feel good.  The life...

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Arm Yourself With Knowledge

Every one of us likes to see results; whether it's in the work we do, our investment portfolio, or other activities, good results make us want to celebrate success. Bill Gates has...

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Who Is Holding Back Your Business?

Your people drive your business. Most have the best of intentions when it comes to making a solid contribution to the overall success of the enterprise. They do good work so you...

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Increase Profits: The Chocolate Chip Cookie Principle

While conducting a business transformation on driving bottom line performance a few years ago for department managers in a chain of supermarkets, I had an interesting experience. One of the participants was...

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