Category: Leadership

The Best Ways to Earn Respect from Your Employees

Posted by Luke ImslandPosted on Leadership

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Do your employees communicate openly with you? Do they follow through with your decisions? Do they make eye contact and face you while talking with you? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, or if the answer is no, you are in need of earning respect in your workplace. Although you may expect respect from your employees, … Read More

When to Bring a New Partner Into Your Business

Posted by Micah ZantinghPosted on Leadership

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If you are a solo business owner, bringing someone onto your team may sound distressing. You take pride in your business because you are the owner, and bringing someone else on might disturb your system. If you need more hands on deck, simply hiring more employees might do. This may be all you need, but you may want something more. … Read More

When Doing Business the “Old Fashioned Way” May Be Best

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Leadership, Marketing & Selling, Operations & Processes, Uncategorized

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Before 2020, people were focused on doing business with the least amount of interpersonal communication and at the fastest pace possible. Consumers and organizations alike were so busy focusing on the next task, nobody was concerned with making connections. Once citizens were forced to stay home, limit interactions, and slow down, there was a shift. People want human connection. People … Read More

The First Rule of Your Organization Needs to Be Trust

Posted by Scott WegmannPosted on Leadership, Operations & Processes

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Relationships, whether personal or professional, are built on trust. This is true in business for employee relationships as well as customer relationships. Employees need to trust each other and their superiors, and consumers need to trust the brands in which they invest. The rule of trust builds a foundation for a successful business, and you can build trust through transparency, … Read More

Why Integrity is Everything in Business

Posted by Luke BradyPosted on Leadership, Operations & Processes, Recruitment & Retention, Uncategorized

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Imagine working for or supporting a dishonest company or organization. As an employee, you might feel uneasy, and as a customer you might feel duped. These are the feelings that can arise when a business does not value integrity. Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, according to Oxford Languages. A company that upholds this … Read More

How to Effectively Manage Employees at all Levels

Posted by Matt GoerdtPosted on Leadership

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Managing employees can be difficult regardless of the size of your business. There are key ideas that those who manage others should implement from day one of them being in charge. Continue reading to learn how to effectively manage your employees. Be an Effective Communicator As the leader of your business or organization, having good communication skills is pivotal to … Read More

Why Training is Everyone’s Responsibility

Posted by Melissa SchumannPosted on Leadership, Marketing & Selling, Operations & Processes, Recruitment & Retention, Uncategorized

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A successful organization starts with the proper training of employees. Training employees ensures every employee knows what is expected and knows how to avoid errors–making the company more efficient. In order to train employees properly, everyone in the company needs to be involved in the process. If everyone is involved in training new employees, it will increase positive company culture … Read More

Retaining Quality Talent – Why Do They Really Need to Stay?

Posted by Kevin ElsburyPosted on Leadership, Operations & Processes, Recruitment & Retention

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If you ever wonder how your top employees feel about your organization, do not wait until they leave for another position to ask. Retaining quality talent can be a difficult task for organizations because it is a reflective process that takes time. Ultimately, it could also end up costing money at first, but you could gain it back in the … Read More

How to Attract Ideal Customers and How to Keep Them

Posted by Luke ImslandPosted on Leadership, Marketing & Selling, Money & Metrics

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The success of an organization ultimately depends on the customers. The employees, culture, and leadership might contribute to this, but ultimately you cannot sustain a business without customers. Ideal customers may vary, but the strategies to attract them apply to most organizations. You will need to identify your ideal customer, and then use various marketing strategies to attract those customers. … Read More

Leadership Starts at the Top

Posted by Luke ImslandPosted on Leadership, Operations & Processes, Uncategorized

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The adage “do as I say, not as I do” is not an effective form of leadership. A president of a company who strictly enforces early arrivals and late departures, but dips out early whenever she has a golf game to get to, is sending her employees mixed messages. True leadership starts at the top. Leaders in organizations need to … Read More

The Value of Being a Lifelong Learner

Posted by Liz RudePosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Leadership, Marketing & Selling, Uncategorized

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Imagine if you went into work dressed in a windbreaker and parachute pants. Some people might make hushed comments, and a few brave souls might even address your attire. Obviously, if this was a regular occurrence, people might shrug it off and think you’re stuck in the past. This is what can happen when you refuse to be a lifelong … Read More