Many companies offer services similar to yours, so why have you gained your success? What gives you a competitive edge? What makes your company different? The crux of creating an effective business strategy lies in knowing and defining your differentiators. Differentiators enable you to build a compelling case to your prospective customers. To be effective, … Continue reading How Do You Catch a Rare Bird? Unique Up On It!
We often think of ‘communication’ as an intangible and ungovernable variable that is beyond our control. That is nonsense. Just as we can control numbers and satisfaction, so can we control communication. We must simply determine the rules and elements that lead to successful communication, and use them as tools to share information and manage … Continue reading 10 Tips to Open the Communication Window
Communication can be tricky. Many of us believe that if we ask lots of questions, we are communicating well and connecting with the other person. This may or may not be the case. To communicate effectively, we must ask the right questions at the right time to get the information we truly need. When asking … Continue reading OPEN SESAME: Secrets of Effective Communication
Imagine hiking into the forest without a compass, a map, or even a flashlight. Sure, you may be familiar with the trees and animals, and even the general direction of your destination. But, you will be hard-pressed to reach your destination without the necessary tools. As a leader, trying to gain success without a comprehensive … Continue reading Strategizing Superior Performance
Last week, we discussed the pros and cons of the five main styles of leadership: Bureaucratic, Supportive, Directive, Traditional, and Collaborative. We made the case that collaborative leadership offers the most positive benefit to both companies and staff. And so the next logical question becomes, “How do you adopt a collaborative leadership style?” Step one … Continue reading Collaborative Leadership: Take Baby Steps
Think about your leadership style. There are five main types, each with its own pros and cons: Bureaucratic, Supportive, Directive, Traditional, and Collaborative. If you think about your style, you’ll realize you tend to focus on two main things: people and production. How much you focus on each defines your leadership style and helps you to interchange … Continue reading 5 Leadership Styles: Which One are You?