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Facing the Unavoidable with Uncommon Courage

Written by Dan Wallace on December 5, 2019

Recently, one of our client teams found themselves facing a difficult decision. 

They realized that two functions they’d always kept separate really belonged under one leader. Keeping them separate created unnecessary complexity, causing extensive debates about overlapping resources, workflow and priorities. Combining them would eliminate confusion, increase speed and quality, and make the company more responsive to its customers. That part was easy. 

The hard part? 

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Why You Need to Find Your Business's "Sweet Spot"

Written by Duane Marshall on December 2, 2019

Harry Beckwith says, “people don’t lead, purposes do.” 

Recently, I worked with a client who became a firm believer in this statement. He is the son who inherited a successful 20-year-old family business and is now struggling to pay the bills. He has been drifting away from the company’s core business and has become distracted.

During a conversation we were having, I asked, “Why do you do what you do?”

“I do it for the money!” he replied.

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Is Hiring a Family Member the Right Choice?

Written by Sara Stern on October 14, 2019

Brothers hugging at work and laughing Whether you’ve hired family members in the past or if it’s your first time considering it, the decision to hire a family member can be a huge one.

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You Don’t Need Agreement, You Need Commitment

Written by Jim Coyle on September 26, 2019

Many of my clients talk about the struggle they’re having with getting agreement on their team. They say things like “my team is just not on the same page” or “I need to build consensus with my staff.” When I hear this, my answer is always the same: you don’t need agreement, you need commitment. Here’s what I mean…

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Improving Leadership Meetings - Say it in One Sentence & Make it Hurt

Written by Ed Callahan on July 11, 2019

In their periodic leadership meetings does your leadership team spend endless amounts of time discussing issues? Never seeming to reach a conclusion or make a decision?

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