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Finding New Ways to Motivate Employees

Finding New Ways to Motivate Employees

As a leader, you already know the importance of programs that motivate employees.  There’s no doubt incentive programs are important. Too often, though, these programs pit employees against one another, and you end up only motivating the winners and breaking down...

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Finding New Ways to Motivate Employees

As a leader, you already know the importance of programs that motivate employees.  There’s no doubt incentive programs are important. Too often, though, these programs pit employees against one another, and you end up only motivating the winners and breaking down...

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Problem-Solving at Your Fingertips

Problem-Solving at Your Fingertips

Have you considered bringing in a consultant to evaluate your business? The idea is that input from an outsider can uncover gaps in your training, processes, and procedures. A new problem-solving perspective can open your eyes to aspects of your operation that haven’t...

What Tomorrow’s Workforce Looks Like

What Tomorrow’s Workforce Looks Like

If you’ve been managing people for a while, you don’t need anyone to tell you how the quickly the workforce changes. No matter what the unemployment rate or staffing outlook is, one of the driving influences in your ever-changing employee base is generational. By...

Do’s and Don’ts of Crisis Leadership

Do’s and Don’ts of Crisis Leadership

Whether you’re the owner of a big firm or the manager of a neighborhood store, you made a promise to lead your team through good times and bad. Decisions, of course, come much easier in good times. During times of crisis, the challenges you face are often completely...

What Customers Want

What Customers Want

Check out the 10 primary factors influencing today’s customers, whether they’re buying a product online, searching for a service-based solution, or shopping at a brick-and-mortar store. Control. Today’s customers want control over what they buy and how they’re...

Why Setting Goals Matters

Why Setting Goals Matters

​How do you measure success? For many, the greatest sense of accomplishment comes from achieving a goal. Here’s the challenge – if you don’t establish goals, you won’t know when you reach them. Research shows that goal setting improves performance 20 to 25 percent....

Lead, Don’t Manage

Lead, Don’t Manage

Everyone has room to improve. We all know that about ourselves -- and probably even know the areas of our leadership that need improvement -- but making the necessary changes is never as easy as it seems. If you really want to bring about positive change for yourself,...

e-Learning by the Numbers

e-Learning by the Numbers

​Business leaders used to ask, “Why should we implement e-Learning?” Now, with the explosion of e-Learning solutions taking over corporate training programs, the more important question is “Why wouldn’t we implement e-Learning?” If you’re not already using some form...

How to Prevent Chemical Accidents in the Workplace

How to Prevent Chemical Accidents in the Workplace

Exposure to harmful chemicals is the fifth leading cause of death in the workplace, and incidents are on the rise. Last year, a Buffalo Wild Wings manager died after trying to clear an accidental mix of bleach and acid from the floor. Thirteen other people, including...

Hard Skills Training vs. Soft Skills Training

Hard Skills Training vs. Soft Skills Training

Your staff is your greatest asset. If they don’t deliver on the mission of your company, you won’t reach your business goals. It really is as simple – and as complicated – as that. Training is key to preparing your employees for success on the job, but not just any...

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