The Coaching Mindset: 5 Steps for Becoming a Highly Effective Manager

The most critical function of your company’s management team is to help employees and staff strategically navigate the workload – systematically completing tasks and achieving goals.  That means that your organization’s success is largely dependent on each manager’s ability to maximize the productivity of their subordinates. By teaching supervisors about the difference between a managing versus coaching methodology and embracing a “coaching mindset” throughout your organization, you’ll find that you’re not only building a team of highly effective managers, but … Read More

3 Strategic Planning Myths That May Be Holding You Back

What C-suite executive doesn’t love the words ‘strategic’ and ‘planning’?  After all, strategic implies an outlet for you to apply your business acumen and carefully honed skills, and planning gives you a sense of control over future outcomes.  It’s no wonder ‘strategic planning’ has become such a predominant buzzword across all industries. Unfortunately, as strategic planning continues to become an increasingly mainstream topic, some common myths and misconceptions have taken root in the business community – and are holding many … Read More

Decoding DISC Assessments & Building More Productive Teams

An increasing number of business owners, CEOs, and senior managers are embracing the transformational impact of behavioural assessments for achieving goals related to more successful hiring practices, more cohesive internal teams, improved communication patterns and more. DISC Assessments (by TTI Success Insights®) are one of those powerful tools – designed to help you objectively assess and navigate individual behaviours and preferences in order to build the highest performing teams possible. What Are DISC Assessments? The DISC Assessment is an inventory … Read More

4 Practical Problem-Solving Techniques for Today’s Business Leaders

Business leadership success is dependent on your ability to identify problems, formulate solutions and communicate effectively with your team. However, we all know this can feel ‘easier said than done.’ By learning to implement these practical problem-solving techniques, you can become a more impactful (and more trusted) business leader. Step 1. Get an Accurate Diagnosis You can’t find a solution to a problem if you don’t (first) identify that there is an issue and (second) understand the details of that … Read More

Sales Tips: 5 Questions Your Sales Team Needs to Answer

To build a high-performing sales team, many business leaders search for the latest sales tips and techniques while overlooking their team’s foundational knowledge. The most effective salespeople are proactive in learning as much as they can about their company, its products/services and its customers, but imagine the impact if your entire sales staff was armed with that knowledge. Sales Question #1 – What Are We Selling? Talk about the impact your products or services can have. Instead of simply knowing … Read More

Define Your Competitive Advantage: How Do You Line Up?

Many business leaders spend a good deal of time and resources trying to create an impactful marketing strategy and/or winning sales strategy – only to find that it doesn’t translate into increased conversions. Often times, it’s because an integral step was missed: defining the company’s competitive advantage. The truth of the matter is that customers don’t think like we do about our business. They don’t care about your products or services; they care about the solutions you provide. There’s a … Read More

How to Hire Productive Employees with the Law of Three

A well-established team of productive employees is, without a doubt, your organization’s most valuable asset. So, when you’re hiring new employees, it’s essential to choose candidates who will be able to thrive both in their individual position and as a part of the team. However, learning to identify those candidates can be incredibly challenging – especially since it’s human nature to be influenced by unconscious emotional responses. Swift and positive assessments of a candidate can be deceiving (much more so … Read More

Basic Business Analysis: 5 Questions Every CEO Should Be Asking (regularly)

We’ve all read news stories about once thriving businesses that are now in danger of closing their doors, and many of us have wondered how that happens. While it is possible that some unforeseen circumstance caused the downfall, it’s more common to find that the leadership lost touch with the business operations, shifting customer needs or emerging trends. In other words, they failed to conduct a regular business analysis. Just like your annual check-up with your doctor, your company’s health … Read More

3 Sales Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Business

For how long could you sustain your business without making sales? If you’re like most business owners, the answer is not very. Fundamentally, your business depends on your team’s ability to close sales – because, without that revenue, you simply can’t keep your doors open. So, it’s incredibly important to focus on your sales processes and be sure you aren’t allowing sales mistakes to stand in the way of your continued success. If your sales efforts aren’t living up to … Read More

Business Communication Techniques to Increase Your Effectiveness

Think about the leaders you admire most. What is it that makes them stand out from the crowd? Is it the way they motivate others? Their ability to get things done? Their authenticity or their vision? All too often, people attribute these characteristics to charisma – you either have it or you don’t – but that’s not actually the case. In fact, these are simply examples of the results you can achieve when you learn to leverage effective business communication … Read More

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