Wasting Money

You’re Probably Wasting Money on Leadership Development

Business leaders I know react one of two ways to this statement. Ha!  It goes to show what you know.  We don’t bother with that fluff.  We’re too busy working.  Our leaders learn on the job. No way!  We know how important it is to equip our new leaders with how to do things.  We know we need to groom...

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Opportunity

When Opportunity Knocks – Small Business

As a Small Business person you never know when an opportunity arises.  I know we do not want to come off as obnoxious also talking about your business but you never know who can over hear a conversation or one of your friends or associates business connections.   This past week I learned that one of the parents of a child on...

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Return Investment

Our Value – Reduce Employee Turnover

Often I have been told by small business owners that they are good with HR as they are compliant and do not have any issues currently.  I am the first to tell them that it is great to hear, however, I believe that is just the tip of the iceberg.  The value that I want to bring to these businesses...

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Improve Physician Engagement to Drive Strategic Priorities and Profits

Physician engagement is pivotal to achieving success in both hospitals and private family practices.  The social concept to post physician ratings and patient experience on the internet highlights the need to understand the physician's perspective and motivation in order to improve performance.  Offices can gain insight into whether physicians and support staff are likely to stay, as well as if...

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Do You Want to Grow Your Business? Part 2

Last week's blog, Do You Want to Grow Your Business Part 1, focused on how complexity and bureaucracy can impede the growth of your company.  This week we are going to focus on what you can do to prevent this from happening.   The first step to prevent your organization from getting backed-up is to recognize the five potential causes.   Distortion of...

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Do You Want to Grow Your Business? Part 1

If you want to grow your business, I have learned the key ingredient.  I was sent a link to a very interesting article late last week by a friend of my parents, Sam Geist, who became a marketing consultant/speaker after a very successful career in retail based in Canada. According to 85% of executives surveyed by Bain & Company, the primary...

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Attorney Turnover – Why Such a High Rate?

[caption id="attachment_3102" align="alignright" width="300"] This attorney seems to know where he wants to go.[/caption] Young attorney's are just like any other young employee, they want to know how they are doing at their new job and is their an opportunity for growth in the firm or company.  Without frequent and meaningful Performance Reviews, it becomes impossible to predict where you stand...

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High Turnover – Welcome White Collar Professions

Lower-skilled, lower-wage jobs historically have had higher turnover rates than white-collar jobs, however, we are seeing higher turnover rates in some traditionally highly-skilled, white-collar jobs in businesses of all sizes.  Today nearly a quarter of working Americans clock in each day in businesses where the average tenure is less than a year. The price of this employee churn is extraordinarily...

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Law Office Corporate Culture

[caption id="attachment_2712" align="alignleft" width="150"] Law offices have corporate culture too.[/caption] After having spent the better part of the past 16 years watching software companies make the best sales person the VP of Sales and then struggle, I did not find the article linked below all that surprising.  The same line of thinking as the skills rarely translate from one job to...

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