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Save money by paying higher wages

Many business are penny-wise and pound foolish when it comes to saving money on labor costs. For a great example of a company doing the opposite, see Paying well saves Costco money.  

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Purpose Drives People

Purpose Drives People

Let’s explore the Purpose Drives Impact Framework further, this time focusing on Purpose Drives People. First a quick review of Purpose Drives Impact. We start with purpose and use that purpose to drive impact (with action). This action looks like People

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Founders Retiring On The Job

A fascinating post Retiring the Founder’s Mindset by Funnelbox Production Studios Founder and CEO, Robb Crocker ends this way: On February 13th, 2014, I’ll be making a very deliberate and public declaration to my family, friends, employees, partners and clients that

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Are you ready for 2014? Do your people inspire you?

2014 is in full swing, but are your team members playing the right positions to maximize performance and score the win?This is the second message in a 4-part series designed to have you asking the questions and taking the actions that

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What motivates? Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

I re-watched this quick animation about Dan Pink’s premise in his book Drive.  There are 3 factors that motivate: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose.  For me, autonomy is the reason I’m a consultant with my own business instead of an employee

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Do You Cultivate Your Culture Like Zappos Does?

I toured the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos.com last week. I’d heard about how great their culture is, but nothing prepared me for what I saw. By the way, if you’re not familiar with Zappos, their an online Clothing retailer.

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A Tool for Accidental Diminishers

Are you a multiplier or an accidental diminisher? A tool for Accidental Diminishers and aspiring #Multipliers. #wcagls pic.twitter.com/DTQo3vIQ2q — Liz Wiseman (@LizWiseman) October 29, 2013  

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Tony Hsieh, Inspiration vs Motivation

Are your people motivated? What about inspired? I visited the Zappos.com offices while in Las Vegas for the Growth Summit and was inspired by the culture they’ve built over the years. I’ll have a lot more to post about that

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Leader-Leader for Greatness (David Marquet)

Last spring I saw David Marquet speak at the Leadership Summit and posted a video afterwords.  His way of looking at leadership is powerful!  This video is a fun visualization of these ideas.  Take this into your next monthly leadership

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Are you winning the war for Talent (PEOPLE)?

“Three years ago we began the process of evaluating our team each quarter under the guidance of our Gazelles International certified coach…Two years later, we can proudly say with confidence that these processes have made significant, measurable improvements in our

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