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Why You Have To Fire 'Ned'

Written by Sean McDermott on January 6, 2020

Knowing which employees really “belong” in your company is a puzzle.

Life and business go smoothly when your people fit your company’s culture (“Right Person”) and sit in seats that they’re ideally built for (“Right Seat”).

On the flip side, the cost of getting it wrong is also very real. So how do you know if  you have the Right People sitting in the Right Seats?

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Five Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

Written by Julia Langkraehr on October 7, 2019

As a business owner, two of your most important assets are your employees and your leadership team. Here are five common mistakes that business owners make when building their team. 

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3 Ways to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Processes

Written by Mike Kotsis on August 13, 2018

Congratulations! You’ve documented your company’s core processes. It’s a big undertaking for teams to simplify and document their processes. The next step is to roll them out to everyone in the company and get them followed by all. But how do you do that?

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It Takes All Kinds

Written by CJ DuBe' on June 21, 2018

Do you ever get frustrated with people on your leadership team while solving problems or brainstorming ideas? They may ask too many questions, jump to conclusions too fast, are too quiet, or are always a pessimist. Do you sometimes wish they all had your “MO” when discussing these things? Wouldn’t that be great? Or would it?

You might think it’s best to have all optimists on your leadership team or that it might be best to have all innovators or all realists, when in reality, my experience, after having observed almost 100 leadership teams identify, discuss, and solve issues, is that you’ll actually benefit by having a balance of all types.

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How to Hire for Future Growth

Written by Mike Kotsis on February 26, 2018

In the last quarterly session with a client, the team reported record financials in the last 90 days. They exceeded their revenue and profit targets, and they completed over 90 percent of their rocks. By all estimations, they had every reason to celebrate. But when it came time to grade the quarter, they gave it a C+ / B–. Surprised by the low grade, I asked them to explore this a bit. What they discovered has the potential to change their company for years.

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