Is it as simple as making sure your people know WHAT do do?

Is it as simple as making sure your people know WHAT do do?

Why People don’t do what they are suppose to do (from Coaching for improved work performance by Ferdinand F. Fournies) as analyzed from 25,000 supervisors and managers around the world responding to the question of why employees don’t do what they are suppose to do. They don’t know what they are supposed to do. They

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A game worth playing

A game worth playing

Do you  remember a time as a child trying to play a game without a set of rules? At first everyone enthusiastically adds their interpretation of how the game is suppose to be played and often their would be agreement enough to get started.  But then what happens?  Before long there is chaos, resentment, and

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2012 – The Year to Celebrate!

2012 – The Year to Celebrate!

As has been a tradition in our home we give the new Year a theme….for us 2012  is “The Year to Celebrate”.  In past years we have had “The Year of the Family” where we focused on “fun family Friday’s”  and other kid/parent participation activities and purposely had more extended family dinners.  We had “The

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

STEVE JOBS 1955-2011 Steve Jobs was the Thomas Edison of our time. Just as the light bulb changed the way we looked at things so did the innovations that Steve imagined and produced. He was of the world’s greatest marketers. We will miss him. In his own words he expresses his philosophy of death elegantly:

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Do you have courage in business?

Do you have courage in business?

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nan Have you ever considered how courage or lack thereof plays out in our ability to really get what we want in this life or from our business?  Most of us are not afraid of much except for what others might “think” of us.  Just

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Say NO to compromises in business!

Say NO to compromises in business!

Is there something obvious in your world that you have been putting up with that needs to change?  One of my favorite authors Neil Ducoff speaks of the compromises business leaders make every day in his extraordinary book No Compromise Leadership.  It’s worth having a closer look at what you have been putting up with. 

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Giving away your power

systems business coach giving away your power

Giving away your power

Are you feeling as if you have no options in resolving a current frustration? Does it feel like no matter which way you turn you can’t win? Chances are if you look really closely at the situation you may have at some point given away your most precious personal resource…your power. Any time you feel

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