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Monthly Archives: October 2018


Disappointment with Team Members’ Performance

By | 2018-08-23T14:54:43-06:00 October 31st, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Personal Development, Team Building, The Hard Lessons|Tags: , , , |

When you manage or lead an organization, you will eventually face the opportunity of dealing with disappointment with team members' performance. The circumstances vary, but the disappointment can sting quite a bit. Consider these thoughts about how to manage disappointment with a team member's performance. Are you able to separate something that was done from something [...]

The Entrepreneur Personality Matters

By | 2018-08-23T17:31:10-06:00 October 30th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Team Building|Tags: , , , , , |

A Story . . . I was hearing about an instructor who was teaching about the entrepreneur personality needed to be successful. He described an entrepreneur as being what some would call a "Type A" personality: outgoing, talkative, fearless, bold, etc.  What he told the class was that they needed to be a "Type A" personality [...]

What You Need to Know About Assets

By | 2018-08-23T17:49:20-06:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Finance|Tags: , , , , |

There are a few key points that you need to know about assets as they affect financial reports.  Here they are: Assets help show how much your company is worth. Investors, bankers and other creditors take interest in the amount of assets on a balance sheet.  The main reason is because they want to determine what [...]

Hiring Employees is a Public Relations Opportunity

By | 2018-08-23T15:01:25-06:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Recruiting|Tags: , , , , |

If you're an executive or a business owner - or both - you really need to read this article about hiring employees.  Seriously.  The hiring process may be the most missed area of public relations that you and your organization deals with on a daily basis.  It's about hiring employees as a public relations opportunity. When [...]

Making the Extra Effort to be Grateful

By | 2018-08-23T17:22:42-06:00 October 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

If there is a specific area where we, as leaders, can and do fall short of an acceptable standard, it is the area of gratitude.  Especially if we have a "pioneer" personality which is focused on getting to the top of the mountain, we can be guilty of not being grateful.  It is easy not to [...]

Are Traditional Marketing Strategies Useless Now?

By | 2018-08-23T14:28:48-06:00 October 27th, 2018|Categories: Marketing|Tags: , , , |

With the growing presence of social media marketing and online marketing, the whole marketing world is changing rapidly. For those who are used to the traditional marketing channels and strategies, the current environment presents significant challenges. The question asked is this: are traditional marketing strategies useless now? The answer is: no, but they are definitely changing. [...]

Conflict Avoidance in the Workplace

By | 2018-08-23T14:40:44-06:00 October 26th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Personal Development|Tags: , , , , |

With the exception of a few people, the vast majority of leaders and executives dislike conflict in their teams and within their workplace.  A conflict can create a lot of tension and high emotions which have the potential of creating problems. As leaders and executives, we generally want to avoid unnecessary drama within our teams.  However, [...]

A Toxic Strategic Partner is Dangerous

By | 2018-08-23T14:27:41-06:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Organizational Strategy, Sales|Tags: , , |

We do need strategic partners to achieve the level of success we want to gain for our organizations.  As much as we don’t want to say it, sometimes we deal with a strategic partner or vendor that are hard to deal with.  In many cases, these people provide professional services, such as legal, accounting/bookkeeping, or other [...]

Crisis in the Organization: Downsizing

By | 2018-08-23T14:45:54-06:00 October 24th, 2018|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: , , , , |

Here's another article about crises in organizations. Here is: Crisis in the Organization: Downsizing. It's a rare situation in an organization's life where it hasn't had to downsize staff. There are a lot of legitimate reasons to be forced to downsize. Lower sales, a disaster, bank requirements, lower demand for the products or services, and seasonal [...]

Crisis in the Organization: External Communications

By | 2018-08-23T14:47:15-06:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Organizational Strategy|Tags: , , |

As a leader in the organization, you're going to face crises. In this latest article, "Crisis in the Organization: External Communications," we'll cover some great tips on how to deal with communications in a crisis. External Communications is Important If you're facing a crisis in your organization, you will most likely need to deal with people [...]