January 2016 Newsletter

Success Trek Celebrates 10-Year AnniversaryHello Loyal Readers and New Subscribers,

10 years!

With gratitude, a humble heart and a decade of incredible clients—our business has been completely transformed. 2016 is not only welcoming our 10th year of business, but the relaunch of our monthly newsletter. We hope to inspire you and give you content that will allow you and your business to continue to succeed.

Here's to the next decade of Success! We personally thank each of you for being a part of our journey.

You will learn more about how the work we do continues to create significant impact in strengthening companies from within so that everyone and everything works better together.

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February 2016 Newsletter

February 2016 - Success Trek NewsletterStatistic: Organizations that display agility generate 30% higher profits than non-agile companies.
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The Agility Shift 

After attending the October 2015 Chicago SHRM full-day conferenceChicago SHRM full-day conference, I spent some time reflecting about one of the topics in particular, "agility". One of my favorite speakers, Dr. Pamela Meyer, spoke about the importance of organizations and leaders becoming more agile. 

When she spoke about agile leadership & teams (communication, collaboration and coordination) and agile organizations (human system of interactions) it reminded me of an article I wrote for Ezine.com posted on May 9, 2014. 

In "Can You Course Correct in Less Than Two Minutes?Can You Course Correct in Less Than Two Minutes?", I talk about how asking the right questions can free you up to implement changes and corrections in a matter of minutes. It is the easiest way to shift from "this should be working" to "why it isn't working." 

Identifying and capturing opportunities in real time is the key and asking questions that get to the root cause that is preventing progress is critical. 

Of course, this is not fun at times with many different opinions and personalities on the team, but this method is essential to staying in front of your competition. 

Read our case study telling how we helped a grocery retailer increase the quality of performance for new hires. 


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March 2016 Newsletter

March 2016 - Success TrekThe secret to success is most likely under your roof


“80% percent of employees who were dissatisfied with their direct manager were also disengaged."

Association for Talent Development

As we have made our way into the first quarter of 2016 (which is also our 10 year milestone), I was reflecting on which strategies have supported our growth the most. And as I started to jot down all of the different growth-causing factors, I found one common thread: people.

I know what you're thinking, "Of course you can't succeed without people!" However, I can assure you it's not quite as simple as people.

I'm more interested in connections, especially those inside your business. Fostering strong bonds with our teams has everything to do with how high you can climb. This topic takes me back to an article I wrote for the Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly back in 2011 titled, "The Science of People."

In it, I offer ways of improving employee happiness and in-house relationships. Although tackling these things may sound time-consuming or feel awkward (no "trust falls," I promise), not improving these relationships ends up costing you more money! I discovered that happier employees are 76% more efficient and produce work of higher quality. {tweet that}

It reminds me a lot of this quote, too, by Simon Sinek: "When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute."

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Please hit reply and let me know if this resonated with you.


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