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How to be a better business leader
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Much has been written about leadership. Most of it is useless. But there are things you can do, and some books you can read, that are helpful to learn to be a better business leader. 

Monday Meetings? 7 ways to nail them and make them productive.
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As a leader of a company, branch, or team, you have a few secret weapons to help you get things done.  One of the secrets is what we call the “weekly execution meeting.”  The weekly execution meeting will only be effective if you have carefully chosen goals and the right KPI's in place for every person. 

How to get everyone on the same page to improve employee engagement
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A few years back I attended a presentation given by business author and former Gallup researcher, Marcus Buckingham. One of the highlights of his presentation was how he defined the difference between leadership and management as per his book, First Break All the Rules - What the world's greatest managers do differently. 

Coffee...Next Week? Tips on how to be productive.
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You need to make time to get out of your office.  As a business leader, you need to think carefully about how you spend your most important resource – your time. 

5 tips for employee feedback
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Numerous studies on motivation have identified reasons why much of the feedback managers give to their employees isn’t very motivating or constructive. Here are some tips to do a better job of giving feedback.

How to beat the "planning fallacy"

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One of the benefits of working with is that we get to observe thousands of teams working on their Goals, and by analyzing the patterns we quickly learn what works and what doesn’t in terms of achieving better business results.

Stop chasing rabbits (if you want to be productive in business)
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One of my favorite quotes is from the Chinese philosopher Confucius: "The man who chases two rabbits, catches neither".  

It's all about attitude when it comes to company culture and results


Picking patterns and trends is an important role of a leader. Below are seven patterns I've noticed in business leaders who successfully and consciously take their company to a new level – building a good copmany culture focused on results. 

7 ways to be an awesome manager (to improve employee engagement)
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Research contained in the book “The Progress Principle” identifies key principles proven to help business leaders drive better employee engagement and business resultsHere's our take / 7 ways to be an awesome manager:

7 Management traps to avoid for employee engagement

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Industry Week posted an article about some of the common traps that leaders fall into. This inspired me to write on this topic: 

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