Category: Leadership

3 Barriers to Peak Performance

Does your business operate at peak business performance? Have you built a business model that delivers high net profit and is scalable? Are you wondering how you might achieve better success?  After working with more than 100 companies, we are confident that we can improve your business in the following areas. STRATEGY If your company…

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What Does It Mean to Act with Purpose?

The word “purpose” gets tossed around often in the executive and organizational development world. In a previous post, “Why Purpose Matters”, I discuss the importance of purpose. However, as I continue to work with clients, I can see that they are failing to grasp the importance of having people that “Act with Purpose” on their…

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How Do You Find Your Purpose?

If yours is like many organizations, you and your competitors are trying to serve a similar purpose to your respective clients. That is true if you look only at the surface. It is how you see the challenge of purpose that counts. Most times I find leaders trapped in a box. That box revolves around…

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Are You a Growth-Oriented or Execution-Oriented CEO?

One question you may want to ask yourself is, “What kind of CEO am I?” My observation over the years is that most CEOs fall into two categories. The first category consists of those that are very growth-oriented, focusing mainly on sales and marketing activities. They find money everywhere. Remember my “Revenue is vanity, profit…

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How Does Impatience Affect Leadership?

Every leader has a behavioral style that defines how they are seen by others. No matter what that behavioral make-up is, you will find that it has positive and negative traits. Some of those negative traits can have a significant impact on one’s ability to lead others. One trait I have found prevalent among people…

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Are You an Aggressive Communicator and Why that Matters

This article is a continuation from “Improve Decision Making by Using the Right Communication Style” where I identified that there are 4 ways to communicate when the conversations get difficult or uncomfortable. This article will help you identify whether or not you are an aggressive communicator and help you understand why that matters! Why Communication…

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How Strong Is Your Leadership and Management Team?

When evaluating your company’s ability to grow and to really scale itself, there is one question you must first ask yourself. How strong is your leadership and management team? Depending on your size, you may only have one level of management. As you grow, there will be multiple management levels to monitor. No matter the…

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How Predictable and Consistent is Your Profit Growth Rate?

Two important measurements of the health of your business are the predictability and consistency of your revenue growth rate. If someone were to ask you “What was the growth rate in your profit in each of the last 3 years?”; “What was it last quarter?”; and “What was the growth rate in the comparable quarter…

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How Do You Measure The Success of A Meeting?

How do you know whether or not your meeting was successful? Do you measure the success of a meeting by the fact that it started or ended on time or by the fact that you completed its agenda? Many times you can cover your agenda and fulfill the time constraints and yet accomplish nothing. Often…

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What are the Meeting Participation Pitfalls?

How well are your meetings functioning? Through this series of articles I have been highlighting the many factors that must be considered for your meetings to go well. While conducting your meeting there are several meeting participation pitfalls that your meeting facilitator should help you avoid. Are You Potentially Seeing Your Role in the Wrong…

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