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How to make your small business an amazing place to work

How to make your small business an amazing place to work

So you founded your business and dove headfirst into all the excitement and drama of growth and success. Now it’s months or years later, and you’ve suddenly realized that your HR strategy (people practices) is pretty much nonexistent. You might be one of the lucky ones who just happen to have found a minute to…Continue Reading

5 ways to get your team back on the same page

5 ways to get your team back on the same page

When a team is working well together, it’s like nothing can go wrong — everything runs smoothly, projects end up better than you could have hoped, and any setbacks you have seem challenging, but doable. But when a team gets out of sync … everything goes downhill fast. Things start to get lost in the…Continue Reading

Management Practices of the Overwhelmed Business Leader

Management Practices of the Overwhelmed Business Leader

Shed these management practices and get your peace of mind back. Business leaders who operate in a state of overwhelm find themselves with their head just above the waterline assuming that the level of chaos will stay the same. We all know this leads to a mess when the workload increases, an employee complaint or…Continue Reading

Strengths is Our Superpower – Team Training

Strengths is Our Superpower – Team Training

Imagine with me for a minute what it would be like going through life, or even a day, using only your non-dominate hand to write with during your daily activities. Sure, we don’t write as much as we use to, but the exercise remains relevant. Think about this, you’re making your to-do list for the…Continue Reading

Actions Speak Louder than Mission Statements

Actions Speak Louder than Mission Statements

I am a sucker for a good employee PR story. By now surely you’ve read the headlines about REI and their #optoutside campaign. The outdoor retailer just went rock star status by opting out of Black Friday. Just as many other retailers are putting the finishing touches on their 1am, 3am and 5am super sales…Continue Reading

Summer Leadership Institute PDX

Summer Leadership Institute PDX

Taking the leap into a management position can be tough. That’s why we have created the Summer Leadership Insatiate PDX to provide emerging leaders with a sold leadership foundation. We have included four foundational courses in the Summer Leadership Institute that will be sure to send you on the path to success in terms of…Continue Reading

Leadership Training – Essential Coaching Skills for Leaders

Leadership Training – Essential Coaching Skills for Leaders

Looking to add coaching skills to your management toolbox? We know that sometimes leading a team can be overwhelming. That’s why we are here to give you the skills and leadership tools that let’s you loosen the reins and relax a bit more in your leadership style. Seriously, relax! You will be surprised what your…Continue Reading

Magnificent Meetings (as opposed to boring, unproductive meetings)

Magnificent Meetings (as opposed to boring, unproductive meetings)

If you’re a small business owner, president, director or an employee that’s watched a company go from an idea to full fledged profitable business many of your practices have grown organically. As you’ve grown you’ve added systems, employees, reports and probably meetings. But are they magnificent meetings? Do you have the right meetings? 1:1 (weekly,…Continue Reading

{Book Club} – Delivering Happiness on April 27th at 12pm PT

{Book Club} – Delivering Happiness on April 27th at 12pm PT

Delivering Happiness; A guide to profits, passion and purpose. The next book club on Monday April 27th (read the book in March/April). We are reading the book Delivering Happiness written by the CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh. This looks like a inspiring book for business professionals, that’s you right? The book club will meet virtually via…Continue Reading