Comments Off on “Work the Plan” — a Mantra for Every Business Owner to Live By

Working the plan is the perfect blend of strategy and execution (two of the four key areas we cover in our Growth system). The plan itself? It starts with your strategy. The plan is borne from you taking a 30,000 foot view, deciding what you want 10 years, 3 years, 1 year from now. The details of the plan are your roadmap for getting there—what do you need to do in order to get what you want?. READ MORE

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What can your company afford to invest in? What can’t you afford to invest in? And, importantly: what can’t you afford NOT to invest in? If I could wave a magic wand, these are the questions I would answer for every entrepreneur. READ MORE

Comments Off on Tips For Optimizing People Performance In Your Organization [Roundup]

In the last few months, I’ve shared a lot of tips, tricks, and tactics for finding, hiring, and retaining great people. People are at least 90% of your success in business. So in case you missed it…here’s a recap of all of our recent content on people performance. READ MORE

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve shared some perspectives on how to win in today’s competitive hiring market. We talked about the importance of company culture. We talked about treating candidates like prospects and taking them through a frictionless hiring process. But one of the most important aspects of hiring isn’t about hiring new people at all. It’s about retaining the ones you already have. READ MORE

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Several years ago, I had the privilege of learning directly from the great Verne Harnish. If you aren’t familiar with Verne, he is the founder of EO, the founder of the Rockefeller Habits and what later became Scaling Up, and a wise, wise, man who talks like Yoda. And no, I’m not just saying that because I love Star Wars. Verne was a guest speaker at the Entrepreneurial Masters Program, and he spent 4 incredible hours with our cohort during my time at EMP. As he was going into detail about how to manage your company from a people perspective, a hand went up.  “How… READ MORE

Comments Off on Build a Frictionless Hiring Process that Sells Candidates On Your Company

Too many business owners are used to a different kind of market, one where employees are hungry for work and eagerly seeking the security of stable employment. That is not the market we’re operating in today. Today, candidates run the show. READ MORE