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Are Your Employees Fully Engaged?

This week, I presented the results of an employee opinion survey conducted on behalf of a client to the organization’s senior leadership. This was a follow up to a survey I conducted for them two years ago. The client is a professional services organization and in the...

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What Boundaries Does Your Leadership Need?

Yesterday, I was with a coaching client who oversees a major piece of operational business for a company that is currently valued at just under $1 billion. He is working with me because he knows he can improve as a leader and he is up for the challenge. We were...

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Crossing the Red Line

A few weeks ago, as my wife and I were leaving for a long weekend trip, the weather took a drastic turn.  A torrential downpour was on its way to where we live, and during our drive we experienced this rainstorm in a way I will not soon forget. A brief part of our...

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Which Camp Does Your Leadership Fall Into?

     It has been said that people fall into one of three camps. I think the same can be said about someone’s leadership style. As you read on, I hope you will make an honest assessment of which camp you fall into. If you don’t like the camp you’re in, that’s ok...

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Play Ball!

    As the 2017 major league baseball season gets under way, batters will be working on the timing of their swing. For the benefit of those not fully versed in the nuances of baseball, major league batters today face pitchers who throw the baseball to them at speeds...

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Succession Planning

Goal Setting

Goal Setting and Goal Achievement

Much has been written about goal setting. Yet, many people comment that they are not satisfied with their performance in achieving those goals. This article is intended to address not only the effective setting of goals, but also to identify 8 steps to ensure that you...

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Employee Hiring & Retention


The Value of Delegating

For the small business owner, deciding what, when and how to delegate, along with to whom to delegate to, are sometimes very difficult decisions to make. After all, it has taken your blood, sweat and sometimes tears to build the business. If you really want to let the...

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We Can’t All Be Iron Man

"Mark Zuckerberg. Steve Jobs. Elon Musk. Tony Stark. Only one of those four is fictional, but all share in a popular mythology that the most successful CEOs are independent visionaries who create value through sheer inspiration and force of will. But it obscures a...

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Deciding How Much to Pay Employees

Given the tight labor market of today, many companies struggle with the issue of how much to pay employees. You certainly want to pay someone based on the value they provide the company, but how do you decide exactly what that amount should be? You would probably...

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Bill Bliss has been widely published in trade media, such as Construction Executive, HR.com and Staffing Success. His insights have been quoted by numerous authorities in a variety of publications, including HR Essentials, Inc. Magazine, HR Magazine, Workforce Magazine and Business & Finance Magazine.

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