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The Impact of Great Leadership on Employee Retention

Executive Tips

We have all heard the popular saying “People leave managers, not companies… in the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue.” According to Gallup’s State of the American Manager report, the number 1 reason that employees leave a job is due to a bad boss or immediate supervisor. Bad managers are abundant and leave a […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your BHAG

Blogs by Ted Sarvata

For the purpose of this article, I’m assuming you already have a BHAG®, a 10-30 year goal. For review, BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is a term coined by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras. It should be inspiring, reinforce business fundamentals, and drive you to greatness. If you don’t have a BHAG please go back […]

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Reward-based Leadership vs Responsibility-based Leadership

Blogs by Keyne Petkovic

Recently I facilitated a leadership training class where we were reviewing Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Motive. The book breaks down two fundamental types of thinking leaders have about their role. Reward-based Leadership thinking revolves around individuals thinking they have earned the right to lead and enjoy all the trappings and status benefits of their leadership […]

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The Importance of a Delegation Mindset

Blogs by Ted Sarvata

Often when we think about delegation, we think about technical aspects, like how to communicate clearly what’s expected, or when and how to follow-up, or a myriad of other specifics. While all of those skills are important to learn, your delegation efforts will fall short if you don’t address your own mindset first. What do […]

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B2B Core Customers Are Individual People

Blogs by Ted Sarvata

If you have a B2B company, I’d like to challenge you to think differently. When we think “business to business,” it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking about demographic information about the companies you target. They are in Oregon, for example, have annual revenue between $15M and $150M, and have between 50 and […]

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Accidental Cash Management

Blogs by Ted Sarvata

How often do you think about cash? If you are like most CEOs and business owners I know, the answer is every day. How often do you think about cash with the intention of doing something about it? Fewer of you will answer “often” to that question. In good times, seeing that generous bank balance […]

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