May 12, 2014

I’m working with many companies as a leadership development coach and have noticed that many of them lack good strategy in one key area: employee satisfaction. At Activate Group Inc., we use a system called Human Capital Management to effectively manage employees, and ensure long-term growth and satisfaction of “A” players. This process starts with hiring the right people and…

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May 8, 2014

Business networking should be part of every college curriculum, regardless of major. It is something that everyone should do while in college and continue to do from the day they…

May 7, 2014

Business Networking and Referrals The most powerful business networkers I have met have learned the art of genuinely helping others. This art is called many things - in Business Network…

May 6, 2014

As I mentioned in Article 2, your success will grow in proportion to your network. At some point (like the Internet), it can just explode, and the growth of your…

May 5, 2014

As mentioned in the first article of this business networking series, there are three key accelerators to a person’s success: integrity, knowledge, and network. While other things contribute to success,…

May 4, 2014

In today’s business environment, it is essential that we find ways to make our organizational resources more productive. In many organizations, the most prominent and expensive resource we have is…

May 2, 2014

The Importance of Business Networking There are three key accelerators to a person’s success: integrity, knowledge and network. While there are other things that are important to success, these are…

May 1, 2014

Getting in Your Own Way Do you spend significant time feeling that too much is going on? Are you frustrated by how little time you spend on the strategic aspects…

April 28, 2014

You undoubtedly have employees on your team that you know are capable of giving more effort than they actually do. But what's the secret to creating highly motivated employees? A…

April 25, 2014

Are you one of those leaders that spend their day looking for mistakes? You may be one of those leaders who always unconsciously looks for problems to solve, and may…

April 23, 2014

If your company is like most, you are finding it increasingly difficult to provide differentiation from your competition. Your customers may be satisfied, but are they telling others about your…

April 14, 2014

Many of the daily problems leaders and managers deal with are caused by their own poor management practices. State of the American Workplace a well-known report from the Gallup Organization (see…

April 10, 2014

Do you remember growing up and noticing the different circles of friends in school? You also probably noticed that each circle influenced many of the activities its “members” involved themselves…

April 4, 2014

Seeking Approval and Validation Are you generally a nice person? Does your need to be liked by others sometimes affect your ability as a leader? The challenge for everyone is…

April 2, 2014

Closing Sales Leads Does your sales organization have more than enough leads coming in? Are those leads being squandered? Are you holding your sales manager accountable to the right things?…

March 31, 2014

Questions to Ask to Determine If You Have the Ideal Employees Would you enthusiastically rehire every person on your team? What are the right seats? Do you have the right…

March 27, 2014

Do you know how long it takes from when you spend a dollar to when you actually return a dollar back into your business? That measurement is your company’s cash…

March 26, 2014

Measuring Business Mistakes The reality is that there are mistakes happening in your business every day. Human beings make mistakes, and those mistakes cost you money. Do you know how…

March 25, 2014

If you are like most leaders, there always appears to be too many things to be done and not enough people or hours in the day. Do you ever wish…

March 24, 2014

Customer Attrition Are you spending enough time learning how to retain your existing customers? Do you know what a good attrition rate for your company is? Many times business leaders…

March 19, 2014

Knowing When to Sell a Company If you are like most entrepreneurs, you have gone through quite a bit of trial and error to bring your business to its current…

March 18, 2014

A Good Business Strategy A key way to measure strategy effectiveness is sales growth. Is your revenue growing faster than the market? While there are exceptions to all general rules…

March 17, 2014

Is your retention issue the result of poor leadership, process, or strategy? In my experience, it is usually a combination of the three. Are you getting to the bottom of…

March 12, 2014

The Cost & Impact of Vacant Positions Payroll is typically one of the largest costs in most companies, which may cause you to become too focused on individual salaries and…

March 6, 2014

Tactical Leadership vs. Strategic Leadership Are you working longer hours than ever? Is your team screaming they cannot take on another initiative, but you feel that you must add more?…

March 5, 2014

Employees and Leadership Gallup, Inc. recently updated their well-known State of the American Workplace Report. From 2010 to 2012, they surveyed 25 million employees in 189 different countries and 69…

March 4, 2014

Lost Productivity in the Workplace From Employee Performance One of the biggest profit leaks in your company may be related to your philosophy regarding people. The biggest cost in most…

February 19, 2014

Business Challenges One challenge that I have with every leader that I meet, regardless of their level of success, is to respectfully help them understand where the leaks are in…

February 18, 2014

In the previous article, we defined that one of the biggest hindrances in business success is the leaks in the bucket in terms of running an effective organization. Here, we…

February 13, 2014

Most executives experience frustration when: trying to drive necessary changes in the way things are done; to take business in new directions; or even to continue down existing paths. As…

February 3, 2014

One of our clients has experienced major improvements in both employee productivity and turnover over a six-month period. Achieving these improvements took less effort than one would think. After evaluating…

January 23, 2014

One of the hardest decisions for a CEO, business owner, or other senior executive, is to consider outside assistance with matters that will help strengthen the business. I am approaching…

January 9, 2014

Building a strong sales force is a key to success for many companies in 2014. There are many factors that can lead to disappointing results or actual failure including: bad…

December 20, 2013

How to Choose the Right Consultant for Your Business One of the hardest decisions for a CEO, owner, or other senior executive, is to consider outside assistance with matters that…

December 12, 2013

This article was inspired by an executive coaching session I had with a CFO. He has two team members that need to work together. One reports to the other, and…

November 4, 2013

As a business coach to many companies in South Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach) as well as across the U.S. and Canada, I spend a lot of time helping…

October 21, 2013

As a business coach to many companies in South Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach) as well as across the U.S. and Canada, I spend a lot of time helping…

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