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Here’s how to build a high-performance team

For employees to perform well, they need to know what results they’re responsible for achieving. Position Agreements make this easy. They outline the specific work required for each position in your company so everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. And our free guide to Writing Position Agreements shows ...

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Managing Employees

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You CAN build a team that does things your way

How many times have you wished your employees would do things your way? The way you treat customers, the way you make sales, the way you deliver your product or service, the way you solve problems, and, if we’re going to be honest, the way you think? If you’re like most business owners who want to create a self-su...

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Ilene Frahm

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Managing Employees

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Boost team engagement and performance with one simple tool

How do you create a company that produces consistent and desirable results? It’s a question every business owner asks, and the answer is simple: Create systems that support the outcomes you want to achieve—from the customer experience and team culture you want to promote, to the product you deliver and your annual...

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Kirstin Fulton

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Systems will set you free

If you want to confidently step away from your business—whether it’s for two weeks, two months, or two years—you need to trust that two key dynamics in your business can operate consistently and predictably whether you’re there or not.

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Ilene Frahm

What it takes to develop a high-performing team

Our recent post about systems should have your gears turning already, but for your business to truly thrive, the best-designed systems alone won’t suffice. You need people. But not just any people: You need a high-performing team. The kind of team that makes your systems—and your business—really work.

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Martin Kamenski

5 questions to ask yourself before delegating

Do you ever ask an employee for something you requested several days earlier and get a puzzled look? Or get the response: “I didn’t know you wanted it today.” Or even more baffling, the employee tells you: “I don’t know how to do that.” These are the kinds of answers that cause many owners to hesitate when delegat...

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Steve Edkins

The 6 do’s and don’ts of hiring

Interviewing can be fun and exciting—the thrill of adding new capabilities to your team, thoughts of growth and expansion. Yet, we seldom recognize the cost of moving too quickly. Hiring for the wrong reasons. Rushing the process.

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Martin Kamenski

Overcoming org chart writer's block: Results oriented

This is the fifth installment in helping you fully develop and implement Org Charts and Position Agreements, which support a culture of ownership within your business. Click here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. “My employees know what to do, but if one thing goes wrong, they just stand around.” “They can ge...

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Janet Beatty

Overcoming org chart writer's block: From paper to people

This is the third installment in helping you fully develop and implement Org Charts and Position Agreements, which support a culture of ownership within your business. Click here for Part 1 and Part 2. If you followed my previous blogs—and you kept it simple—you should have a Position Agreement for each role in yo...

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Janet Beatty

Overcoming org chart writer's block: Position Agreements

This is the second installment in helping you fully develop and implement Org Charts and Position Agreements (also known as Position Contracts), which support a culture of ownership within your business. Click here for Part 1. The three things people crave in a business are: Certainty, Unity and Stability. Certain...

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Janet Beatty

Overcoming org chart writer’s block

This is the first installment in helping you fully develop and implement Org Charts and Position Agreements, which support a culture of ownership within your business. There is a certain point in every business when you realize you need to organize your people more effectively. And it can happen with as few as fiv...

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Janet Beatty

How we're planning for our 40th Anniversary

This is the season for planning for the new year and we’ve been talking a lot about it. If you haven’t started yet, it’s not too late to create your Annual Plan. We have a six step process to get you there. If you really want your business to look, act, feel and perform differently a year from now (Is there anyone...

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Ilene Frahm