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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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Leverage Talent – Don’t Replicate

Laura Novakowski  -  May 11, 2016  -  , ,  -  Comments Off on Leverage Talent – Don’t Replicate

It is  rare for a talented group of people to come together and have their talents mesh exactly so that there is an ideal team created.  Many times there is either overlap of competencies or gaps.  The best leaders focus on what the mission of the organization is and how the talents of the employees can […]

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Finding the Flow – Effective Communication

Laura Novakowski  -  May 04, 2016  -   -  Comments Off on Finding the Flow – Effective Communication

Sometimes momentum carries a team along like a fast moving river. Speed picks up and everyone is either hanging on for dear life or paddling fast to keep control.  There is little time to pause and examine whether the team is traveling in the right direction at a safe speed.  Communication is more about getting to […]

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Employee Uncertainty – Impact on Decision Making

Laura Novakowski  -  Apr 27, 2016  -   -  Comments Off on Employee Uncertainty – Impact on Decision Making

Unpredictable employer behavior can wreak havoc on employees. Decisions are most successful when based reliable on data and clear expectations. Capable employees who know “their stuff” can be made crazy by bosses who shift positions, attitudes and goals on a regular basis.  It is a like a fastball hitter trying to connect with a knuckle-ball.  […]

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Healthcare Expenses Going Through the Roof!

Laura Novakowski  -  Apr 20, 2016  -  ,  -  Comments Off on Healthcare Expenses Going Through the Roof!

Healthcare expenses seem like they are going through the roof every year. Employers are constantly on the lookout outside their organization for cheaper health coverage and may also end up reducing the amount of premium that they pay, making the employees responsible for more.  Employees feel the weight of their higher financial responsibility which adds […]

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Productivity is Earned

Laura Novakowski  -  Apr 13, 2016  -  ,  -  Comments Off on Productivity is Earned

All employers want productivity. Whether they view their employees as expendable assets or capital assets, they want returns on those assets. There are even indexes that employers can use to determine the ROI on each employee. Productivity does not come from micromanaging, threatening or making excessive demands. It does not necessarily come from implementing Six […]

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The Culture You Want or the Culture You Get

Laura Novakowski  -  Apr 06, 2016  -  ,  -  Comments Off on The Culture You Want or the Culture You Get

As we have stated before, you can have the culture you want or the culture you get.  There is intention and there is lack of intent. Chances are, lack of intent will create an incoherent, inconsistent form of which employees will have trouble making sense.  That leads to fear of making wrong decisions and fear […]

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The Culture You Want or the Culture You Get

Laura Novakowski  -  Apr 06, 2016  -  ,  -  Comments Off on The Culture You Want or the Culture You Get

As we have stated before, you can have the culture you want or the culture you get.  There is intention and there is lack of intent. Chances are, lack of intent will create an incoherent, inconsistent form of which employees will have trouble making sense.  That leads to fear of making wrong decisions and fear […]

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