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In a recent conversation with the owner of a well-established manufacturing operation, we had a long conversation about accelerating workforce performance. The conversation ebbed and flowed, with both parties posing and answering questions, covering a wide range of business challenges, their impact on the business, and how best to resolve each.

About halfway through the conversation, we posed a...

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Inspirational Leadership

attributes leadership May 15, 2018

There are countless books, white papers, articles, and blogs defining the styles and attributes of leadership. Good leaders have certain attributes. Bad leaders exhibit other attributes.

As the syllabus on this topic is extensive, I will forego enumerating the long list of good and bad leadership attributes. Instead, I will focus on one attribute that—at least for me—is at or near...

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Whisky and the Magic Middle

A fun conversation over single malt Scotch whisky between Mark Spiers and Mark Capaldini drifted into a discussion on what determines a successful business. As we enjoyed a “wee dram" (or perhaps two), the conversation turned to the leadership attributes of company owners and other senior business executives. We swapped stories of business owner leadership attributes that inspire ...

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Triggering Buyer Flight

Let’s consider what motivates a business executive – maybe a Purchasing Agent in a larger corporation or a business owner or other executive in a smaller company – to stop purchasing a given product (or service) from an existing vendor and seek an alternative product that meets their company’s needs. While base motivations in these two hypothetical situations are...

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Customer Experience ... YO-YO

Here is a real-life story about poor customer service and the challenge of maintaining customer loyalty. This story has a twist that should be unexpected.

I decided to have a quick lunch at a favorite mid-market restaurant chain. Their menu choices, food quality, service, and atmosphere have consistently appealed to me for many years; a predicable experience that I enjoyed. Yet, twice this year...

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Intangible Competencies Drive
Financial Performance

I have studied the competencies and attributes of positive company cultures … and embraced it in my business model. I think of them as soft skills, as intangible competencies. It’s a fascinating aspect of business, and if business owners prioritize it inside their workforce, it will strengthen their financial outcomes. The more one learns about it, the more one understands its...

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