Category: bottom line results

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The Top 5 Workplace-Productivity Killers

While the beautifully designed spaces and free coffee of the modern workplace might not look like a 19th century sweatshop, it might still feel that way to employees slogging through their to-do...

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Too Many Hats, Not Enough Heads

Rumor has it that smaller staffs, with people wearing more “hats,” is the new normal since the economic downtrend. Perhaps this is not very far from the truth. You no longer see...

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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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Strategic Planning Brings Bottom-Line Results

This past weekend I completed my 3rd full, 26.2-mile marathon. After finishing such a strenuous task, I realized how much I use strategic thinking to get myself across the finish line. I...

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I Hope Business Is Slow Today

“I hope business is slow today” is a constant theme that is present in many organizations.  This theme is about individuals, employee, and managers who do not understand or fully realize the...

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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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Metrics That Matter & Why Metrics Alone Aren’t Enough

Nearly every organization we have consulted with in the last 30 years creates metrics that track business results in a pretty decent way. Why do you need metrics? We believe the age-old...

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Look Around, Recognize, and Celebrate Great Work!

One challenge that I continually see with managers and supervisors is that recognition and celebration for great results is limited. While most managers and supervisors understand the importance of and are open...

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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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Maximize Business Opportunities With The Rest of The Year

Okay, we just closed out another quarter in this business year. Sometime early this year, you hopefully took the time to set some S.M.A.R.T. business goals, such as to help the company...

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