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

Efficiently Utilizing your Current Team

Posted by Micah ZantinghPosted on Leadership, Operations & Processes

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This pandemic has brought about a lot of struggles and issues many of us never thought we would have to experience. When many businesses are struggling to stay afloat during these questionable times, it is more critical than ever to learn how to effectively utilize your team to their full potential. Keep reading to learn about how to keep your … Read More

Energizing Your Team for the New Year!

Posted by Jennifer MonkPosted on Leadership

2020-12-22

With a new year right around the corner, it is now time to look to next year and work to prepare. It is easy to lose gas at the end of the year and carry that mentality into the new year. Getting your team energized and ready is the best way to enter the new year with all of your … Read More

Planning for 2021 – What is Important

Posted by Matt GoerdtPosted on Operations & Processes

2020-12-16

Now that we are in the last month of 2020, it is time to look to the future and start planning for the new year. In light of everything that has gone on this year, there are important aspects of your business that need to be thought about and applied to your 2021 planning.  Take time to think Before starting … Read More

Year End Bonuses – How to Navigate in 2020

Posted by Luke BradyPosted on Money & Metrics

2020-12-08

Year-end bonuses are a pretty standard way some companies and businesses reward their employees for another year of hard work. In 2020, when a lot of businesses faced hard times, are year-end bonuses still feasible? Keep reading to learn more about navigating year-end bonuses.  Provide Bonuses – If you can Your employees worked very hard for you, and 2020 brought … Read More

Remote Work – Why it works and Why it doesn’t

Posted by Scott WegmannPosted on Operations & Processes

2020-11-24

Nearly 42% of the U.S. labor force is now working from home full time according to Nicholas Bloom, an economist at Stanford. With such a large portion of the country running businesses from home, is it more beneficial to work from home or stay in the office? Keep reading to learn about how working remotely works well and how it … Read More

2020 – A Year of Learning for All Businesses

Posted by Steve BradyPosted on Leadership

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2020 brought about a lot of unprecedented issues for businesses of all sizes. Running your business in the midst of a global pandemic can really throw a wrench in your plans for financial success. As the year inches closer to a close, there are some very important lessons business owners will take into account for future planning. Believe in what … Read More

Why Having a Good Work and Life Balance is so Important

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Leadership

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “The average American works 44 hours per week, or 8.8 hours per day.” With so much of our daily lives spent at our places of employment, it is important to make sure we keep a healthy balance for our own health and the health of those around us. Fewer Health Issues Work can … Read More

Interns: Goldmines for your organization

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Recruitment & Retention

2020-10-28

As more and more schools and colleges require internships to fulfill graduation requirements, the need for gaining practical experience is on the minds of almost all students pursuing a secondary degree. Luckily, many businesses offer these types of programs to give students real life work experience. At the same time, many businesses find they benefit greatly from having an intern … Read More

How to Provide Feedback that will be Appreciated

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Leadership

2020-10-20

Constructive criticism is important to learn and grow as an individual. This also applies to your work life. It’s easy to give positive feedback like, “great work!” but it can be a lot more difficult to provide constructive feedback. A lot of factors contribute to how employees respond to your feedback. Keep reading to learn how to provide feedback that … Read More

Tips on Being a Confident Public Speaker

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Leadership

2020-10-01

According to the National Social Anxiety Center, “The fear of public speaking is the most common phobia ahead of death, spiders, or heights. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that public speaking anxiety, or glossophobia, affects about 73% of the population.” Public speaking can be difficult to master, especially if you are a more anxious person. With patience and … Read More

Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

Posted by Steve BradyPosted on Leadership

2020-09-28

Even in the most successful of workplaces, situations can arise that call for a much-needed conversation with employees. “At small companies, relationships can be generally more intensive (you spend a lot of time with a small number of colleagues!) and that can make it harder to create the space and time for difficult conversations and sharing tough feedback.” Says Toby … Read More