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Understanding KPIs and OKRs: What Are They and How Do They Differ?

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Businesses need to set goals and track progress to ensure success. However, there are different metrics that companies use to measure their performance. Two popular methodologies are KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and OKRs (Objectives and Key Results). While they both provide insights into a company’s progress and they sound very similar to one another, they […]

Fix Your Why – Creating Business Goals Using Billy J. Ryan’s Approach

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Have you read Billy J. Ryan’s “Fix Your Why” and you want to make your company the best it can be? By aligning goals for your business with an established business strategy, setting goals helps keep everyone on your team focused on the big picture while encouraging smart decision-making among employees during daily operations. 1. […]

3 Simple Tools for “Too Busy” People

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We all get busy. Some consider it a badge of honor to always be busy. Yet when you really look at the results from a crazy busy person, there is not always the outcome you might expect. The desire to be busy comes from several contributing factors. I am basing this on years of executive […]

7 Vital Tactics for Managers to Have Constructive Difficult Discussions

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As a manager or a CEO, it is only normal to have that occasional conversation that seems to linger in your mind for days or even weeks. Difficult conversations are hardly soothing, but they can be remarkably productive if handled correctly. Crucial conversations are inevitable in every organizational structure, but with proper preparation, the outcome […]

The Power of Accountability in Leadership: How to Make it Positive

Accountability is an essential aspect of effective leadership. When leaders prioritize accountability in the workplace, it can lead to increased productivity, improved team dynamics, and overall success. Unfortunately, accountability is often perceived as negative, associated with micromanagement and blame. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, leaders can create a positive and […]

Using Maslow’s Hierarchy to Lead Better Teams

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To fully understand your team’s capability, you need to assess each individual’s needs, priorities, and motivators. This fundamental approach is why Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, a basic concept in psychology, can be a valuable tool for you to lead your team better.

Honoring the Heroes in Our Hearts: A USA Memorial Day Tribute

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Every year, we have the opportunity to remember and pay tribute to the brave soldiers who have served our country and lost their lives in the line of duty. Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend, it’s a time to reflect and honor the ultimate sacrifice that our heroes have made for the […]

What Being a Human-Centric Leader Really Means

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In the world of business, being a leader is all about making sound business decisions and achieving success for the company, right? While this may be true to some extent, the most successful leaders today are those who put their employees first. This means creating a work culture that revolves around the needs of the […]

Bridging the Gap: How to Overcome Generational Differences at Work

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The workplace in the 21st century is made up of people from different age groups and generations. Differences in values, communication styles, and work ethics can create a divide that leads to misunderstandings, tension, and conflict. As an owner, entrepreneur, or executive, bridging the generational gap at work is a crucial skill to possess. It […]