Category Archives: Coaching

What It Means To Truly L.E.A.D. (Part 2)

Last week, I provided a list of things that a person should be doing in order to truly L.E.A.D. Here is Part 2 using the same acronym (L.E.A.D.) Continue reading

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What It Means To Truly L.E.A.D.

There are a few things that one must do in order to truly L.E.A.D. Ironically enough, the word LEAD is a great acronym for those things. So let’s go through L.E.A.D.
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3 Ways To Improve Service

Service is one of the cornerstones of an organization’s success. If your service levels stink, you’re not going to grow. Here are 3 ways to improve your company’s service levels. Continue reading

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3 Ways To Build Relationships With Consumers (ONBOARDING)

Organizations need 3 things to survive: new business, repeat business, and referral business. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss repeat business. How do you get consumers to come back to you after that first purchase? The secret lies in what is necessary to build relationships with people. Continue reading

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4 Reasons Why Great Employees Leave

Organizations should always expect turnover – that’s business. The problem is that some organizations do some things so badly that the turnover involves their best and brightest employees. Here are 5 reasons why the best employees leave organizations. Continue reading

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4 Steps To Creating A Robust Company Culture

An organization’s culture is an extension of its Value Proposition. If the Value Proposition is the answer to the question, “why should anyone do business with you, ever?” then culture is the methodology that is used to come up with that answer. Continue reading

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3 AWFUL Excuses For Not Training Your Employees

“You don’t build a business. You build people – and then the people build the business.” – Zig Ziglar

The truth in that statement is so profound that I say to myself, “why don’t more business executives understand this?” I have been speaking a lot recently to executives and directors about the importance of developing employees. One of my favorite things to say is that an organization only grows as much as its people are allowed to grow. Continue reading

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Communicating VALUE: 3 Laws

What’s In It For Me?

Organizations that enjoy the most success do an outstanding job of answering that question for consumers. The answer to that question is known as the organization’s value proposition. Put another way, the question could be “Why should I ever do business with you?” The delivery of the answer is critical. How it’s communicated is vital. Here are 3 irrefutable laws of communicating VALUE: Continue reading

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Be Excellent!

There are a few things that excellent professionals have/do that others don’t. And that’s not to say that those who don’t lack the ability to acquire the same skills or are unable do the same things that excellent professionals do. On the contrary. They can.
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The Ethics of What’s In It For Me

Human beings are seriously complicated. We do things that make us feel better, look better, be better. We help others, we volunteer serving food to the poor and homeless, we donate to charities, and we drop a few bucks into the Salvation Army kettles at Christmastime.

One might think, “well, I’m just selfish if everything I do, every decision I make, and every action I take is to benefit me.” DON’T FALL INTO THIS TRAP. Continue reading

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