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Integrity Does Matter

Laura Novakowski  -  Jul 06, 2016  -   -  Comments Off on Integrity Does Matter

Integrity starts at the top.  And “do as I say, not as I do” does not cut it. Employees watch the boss and the behavior she exhibits. If she does something that is not in line with the organizational definition of integrity, guess what will happen.  Some will say, “if she can do that, then […]

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Integrity Does Matter

Laura Novakowski  -  Jul 06, 2016  -   -  Comments Off on Integrity Does Matter

Integrity starts at the top.  And “do as I say, not as I do” does not cut it. Employees watch the boss and the behavior she exhibits. If she does something that is not in line with the organizational definition of integrity, guess what will happen.  Some will say, “if she can do that, then […]

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Values Are More Than A Word

Laura Novakowski  -  Jun 29, 2016  -   -  Comments Off on Values Are More Than A Word

There is no rule that defines what every organization’s core values need to be, no right or wrong.  Values represent the principles that an organization is going to follow to help them achieve their vision.  Many companies use words like respect, collaboration, customer-centric, quality and team as their values.  Others of a different type use […]

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Values Are More Than A Word

Laura Novakowski  -  Jun 29, 2016  -   -  Comments Off on Values Are More Than A Word

There is no rule that defines what every organization’s core values need to be, no right or wrong.  Values represent the principles that an organization is going to follow to help them achieve their vision.  Many companies use words like respect, collaboration, customer-centric, quality and team as their values.  Others of a different type use […]

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Make Healthy Culture Change Moments Count

Laura Novakowski  -  Jun 22, 2016  -   -  Comments Off on Make Healthy Culture Change Moments Count

Most business owners and leaders believe that they have infused their organization with a healthy culture. They do not necessarily focus on keeping it that way.  There is much to think about and more to do, and culture moves out of the mind of many leaders much too quickly. (We believe that there should always […]

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Why Chaos Continues to Reign

Laura Novakowski  -  Jun 15, 2016  -   -  Comments Off on Why Chaos Continues to Reign

Does your leadership share the Vision of the company with the employees? Does everybody get it?  Because, if not, there may be trouble ahead. Most cars now have GPS that directs drivers to the fastest route to their destinations.  Most companies do not have anything like a GPS and if they do they don’t employ […]

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Moving the Business to the Next Level

Laura Novakowski  -  Jun 08, 2016  -   -  Comments Off on Moving the Business to the Next Level

What does it mean to move to the next level? It is a phrase often spouted without clarifying how it is being used.  It could be the next level in gross sales, moving from $5 million to $10 million. It could mean moving to the next level in product development, moving from a single product […]

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Avoid Insanity – Optimize Lessons Learned

Laura Novakowski  -  Jun 01, 2016  -  ,  -  Comments Off on Avoid Insanity – Optimize Lessons Learned

Within any organization, there are individual lessons being learned every day. Unfortunately, most of them are not captured and institutionalized.  This is a problem because the same mistakes can be made over and over again at different places in a company, without any knowledge of the consequences that developed when others took those actions. Remember […]

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Building Critical Mass Leadership

Laura Novakowski  -  May 25, 2016  -   -  Comments Off on Building Critical Mass Leadership

Leadership is not a position- it is a trait. It should be found at every level of an organization, from the C-Suite to the assembly line. Every employee has the potential to be a leader, and the more leaders in an organization, aligned with the vision, values and desired behaviors, the stronger the culture, the […]

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How Will Your Company Survive, When the Big Fish Gets Away?

Laura Novakowski  -  May 18, 2016  -  ,  -  Comments Off on How Will Your Company Survive, When the Big Fish Gets Away?

Landing a big client is both exciting and daunting, especially for a young company. It can be a defining moment, pushing the company into the credibility zone, where other clients will follow because of that first big one. It can also be a point where all of the organization’s resources are sucked into the servicing […]

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