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Why isn't anyone accountable on my team? 5 reasons why...

"I wish my team were more accountable!" When we ask managers - what is your greatest challenge in leading and managing your direct reports?  - poorly accountable team members is one of the most common responses. When people are more accountable for their own work, results and the decisions they make, their organization becomes much more effective. […]

$400B Management Fail (10 steps you can take to avoid it)

Take back your company’s chunk of almost $400 Billion dollar lost in the U.S. Economy each year – or – Morale and Motivation:  How important are they and what can I do about it? by Jonathan Seitz I began my career as a manager within a volunteer organization. Later (after I entered the business world), […]

Featured Success Story: Creating a Strategy for Sales Team Member Success

Kevin  Kevin is Parts Manager at a leading trucking products and services company.  He used techniques from “10 Ways to Increase Morale and Motivation” to craft an improvement strategy for one of his sales team. Diagnosing the problem The sales team member was underperforming compared to his colleagues.  Kevin met with him to understand what […]

What You Can Do to Inspire Innovation

Any successful business must be able to come up with new ideas and ways to implement them, in order to keep operations, products and services fresh. Innovation is about improving something that has come before. Innovation increases efficiency, convenience and effectiveness, and companies who innovate best have the best chance of success. Three barriers to […]

Featured Success Story: Increasing Ownership to Reduce Fulfillment Mistakes

Devon O'Donnell Devon is Director of Operations at Eye/Comm, the premier full service communications company headquartered in Santee.  He had a challenge in that his fulfillment department was regularly making mistakes, resulting in unhappy customers and/or rushed shipping charges. Fixing the problem Devon evaluated both members of the fulfillment team and identified their strengths and […]

Featured Success Story: Memorable communication for maximum results

Sarah Salyer Sarah is Quality Control Manager at FOX Factory, the top company in design and development of high performance shock absorbers. She used some tips from Andy Bounds to ensure her communications are remembered long after she makes them.  Consciously making messages memorable... Sarah comments that she prefers to communicate and listen to messages […]

Dealing with workplace conflict - the right way!

According to Forbes, a typical manager spends 25-40% of their time dealing with conflict.  I'm not sure who Forbes was polling, but it can't have been any of our clients!  However an oft-quoted study from CPP Global that feels closer to home finds that 89% of employees have experienced a workplace conflict that escalated, 67% have […]

Featured Success Story: A Vision and Mission the Whole Team Believes In

 Melinda Lehman Melinda is CEO of Puchlik Design Associates, the award-winning architectural firm that specializes in Healthcare Institutions, Higher Education and Senior Living.  The firm itself opened in Pasadena 60 years ago and was a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects. Melinda recognizes the importance of having clear vision, mission, values goals and […]

Featured Success Story: Motivating a Remote Employee

 Greg P. Greg is a Director in a firm that develops and implements specialized programs for strategic communications, public involvement and community relations.  He leads the Transportation and Infrastructure Practice and divides his time between the San Francisco and San Diego offices.  Greg's team members, for the most part, work remotely. Greg implemented techniques from multiple […]
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