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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Acknowledge The Labor and Your Business Will Grow

Sigmund Freud and Erik Erikson’s Psychoanalytical Theories help explain positive and negative reinforcement and punishment. They believed that when a stimulus is introduced and a particular behavior is reinforced (such as a...

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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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NASCAR Racing Is Life! A Few Of These Tickets Will Increase Sales and Profitability

In a previously posted article, Scorekeeping and Leaderboards to Drive Performance, the author discussed how measuring for performance cannot build fear and negativity into employees.  Driving bottom line performance with the right...

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Produce Results: Mining Precious Ore

This past weekend I toured the world’s largest strip mine operation. I continually heard the word “produce” repeated over and over again.  I was told how much ore is “produced” each day...

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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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Scorekeeping and Leaderboards to Drive Performance

Developing and testing new business simulations at CMOE is always a lot of fun.  It’s a time when the CMOE staff gets free lunches, prizes, and the opportunity to meet countless new...

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