Leaders and Teams

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The Art of Feedback

Feedback is a vital business communication skill. It is a two-way process of giving it efficiently and receiving it constructively. Giving and receiving feedback is key to engaging people and keeping them on track and serves as a robust tool for creating a healthy environment, boosting productivity and engagement, and achieving better results.

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The Benefits of Strategic & Tactical Planning

Did you know that businesses using strategic plans are 12% more profitable? A strategic plan is a management tool that keeps everyone and everything (energy, resources, time, etc.) moving in the same direction. Through a strategic plan, companies also see improved control over costs, increased foresight, improved operational performance, increased transparency and insight into the business, and a sense of shared purpose

How To Take Your Team From Good To Great

Team performance affects an organization’s productivity, morale, and the overall quality of its product or service. When there is conflict, there is the potential to inhibit teamwork, which can delay projects, result in cost overruns, or decrease the effectiveness of the work. Successful teams make a considerable contribution to organizational productivity and efficiency. This month’s Blog is about how Success Trek worked with a client to uncover the root cause of performance roadblocks and identified ways to move past them.

Leading Through Change

This month’s article begins with a quote that we are certain will resonate with all our readers. We encourage you to click to continue to the full article and consider how The Solution tips can be applied.

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The Hidden Problems with Multitasking

Sure, that desk may look like that of an efficient multitasker. However, its what you do not see that is the problem! In the business world, employees often wear multiple hats. Their to-do lists are long, the days are short, and projects pile up. Factor in their home and social lives, and it is easy to see why multitasking is utilized. It is not uncommon to see an employee on their phone and computer, all while maintaining a conversation…

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Negativity In The Workplace Affects The Bottom Line

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Tom Hank’s famous line from the movie A League of Their Own may bring a chuckle, but it’s the crying in business that is the dark little secret nobody talks about.

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How to Keep Great Employees

Employee turnover, and the costs associated with it, range widely based on the wage and role of the employee. One thing that you do have some control over is involuntary turnover – or, more explicitly controlling the need to fire an employee.

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Diffuse Disrespectful Situations

  Disrespectful situations in the workplace can occur for numerous reasons and results in behavior that is unprofessional, inappropriate, rude, unpleasant, disturbing, or offensive. Disrespectful situations are hurtful and cause stress, impacting both the individuals involved and the surrounding team members. Let’s look at some simple tips to help diffuse these situations. Are you being …

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Champion for Workplace Culture

Culture is the character and personality of your company. It’s what makes your business unique and is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors, and attitudes. Positive workplace culture attracts talent, drives engagement, impacts happiness and satisfaction, and affects performance. The personality of your business is influenced by everything: leadership, management, workplace practices, policies, people, and more.

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Don’t Be A Bad Boss

Fact #1: Effective feedback can lead to happier employees.

Fact #2: You don’t need to be a “bad boss” to shudder at the thought of giving negative feedback to an employee.

Let’s talk about feedback.

Complimentary Conversation

Reaching a goal is a journey, and Success Trek is here to take that journey alongside you. Whether we are helping you develop a strategic plan, facilitating a skills workshop, or writing a procedure guide, we will guide you through obstacles and challenges with the tools and support for success. The process starts with a 30-minute Complimentary Conversation.

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