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How to Use Feedback to Build Trust and Accountability

In a former life, I worked in large organizations where the human resources (HR) department would conduct “360 Feedback Programs”. If you’re not familiar with this exercise it works like this… 

Subordinates, peers, and their boss are asked to fill out a form to provide “confidential” feedback on your behavior and performance. This is then …

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When Your Employee Isn’t A Fit

when an employee isn't a fitAs a Minnesota resident, I often find myself dreaming of warm climates this time of year. 

The temperature hovers around freezing and I can picture the arid deserts of Arizona or the lush rainforests of Hawaii. Both climates offer respite from the Minnesota winter, but they are decidedly different from one another in flora and …

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Why You Have To Fire ‘Ned’

iStock-1074293138Knowing 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 …

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Five Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

38655249462_eda95f5b6b_kAs 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

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

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 …

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