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Why Aren't You Getting What You Want from Your Business?

Written by Mike Kotsis on November 20, 2017

Many entrepreneurs are frustrated because they aren't getting what they want from their business. Most of them don't understand why they've hit the ceiling, and they're left spinning their wheels without gaining any traction.

Wondering why you aren't getting what you want from your business? It comes down to one or more of the following seven business problems.

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Are You a Leader or One Who Leads?

Written by Rene Boer on November 16, 2017

A leader may hold the title, but it's the person who leads who excels at coaching and getting the most from his or her employees. If you're on a leadership team, which person are you?

Although many leaders understand that coaching their employees is a large part of their job, few profess to excel at leading, managing, and creating accountability (LMA™). And I've never had a business owner tell me that the reason they started their business was because they loved to manage people. It's no surprise then that "people issues" are one of the common frustrations of leaders, owners, and managers.

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Issues, To-Do’s, and Rocks...Oh My!

Written by Mike Paton on November 13, 2017

To help you manage the complexity of your business and all of the “stuff” going on, I highly recommend the discipline of choosing only one of three options for any problem, idea, commitment, or opportunity, i.e., “stuff.”

Mastering the art of compartmentalizing will help you free up energy and time for yourself, your team, and your company – while maximizing your efficiency and productivity. You'll execute better, become more efficient, and FOCUS your team's energy.

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The Power of the Issues List

Written by Ken DeWitt on November 9, 2017

Two workers in the Operations Department of a company were working one Friday evening to push out a late delivery. One saw a problem about to happen and said to the other, “Look at that! We can’t ship this out. This order is not correct.”

“You’re right,” said the other, “But neither one of us can fix it. Nobody can fix it until Monday. The boss told us to get this shipment out tonight, and we’ll get yelled at if we don’t. Remember what he did the last time something like this happened?”

So out the order went, and in came an angry customer complaint two days later when the order was delivered. And then out went a chunk of the profits from the order because it cost the company three times as much to fix the error than it would have to get it right the first time.

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Visionaries and Integrators - Part 3: What is an Integrator?

Written by Mike Paton on November 2, 2017

If you haven’t read my previous blogs about Visionaries and Integrators, please take a moment to read them first to get essential context for this article:

When you have created your Accountability Chart, you will clearly see the need for an Integrator. This is the major function that all major functions report to, and every organization must have one. In some companies, this person is known as the President, COO, General Manager, or Chief of Staff – the title doesn’t matter, but the role is essential.

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