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Board Room: Determining Governance

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Boards may ask themselves “are we truly a governance Board or are we too much into management’s responsibilities?” How do we “oversee” the company’s assets if we don’t question and ask for evidence? A simple rule is, governance is setting the company’s direction through strategic planning – setting goals and objectives, reviewing dashboards, setting limitations…

Q&A: Am I making the right business decision?

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Q: At times, I question myself by asking “Am I making the right business decision? Is there an art to knowing you’re right?” – Anonymous, MD A: Making good decisions in business and personally is to understand and accept it is okay not to always know the answer and not to be afraid to admit…

Q&A: Asking the Right Questions

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Q: I never seem to know what questions to ask and/or I sometimes feel I may come across as being uninformed in a group setting so don’t participate like I should. What is a good way to ask questions? – Larry, Construction Industry A: Asking good questions, next to good listening skills, is key to…

Strategic Planning – Is it Necessary?

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“Jeanne’s experience and knowledge with strategic planning gave us the tools to move our family driven business forward. We couldn’t have made the same progress in our business plans without a leader like Jeanne to help us build a customized strategic plan” – Sacramento River Cats CEO Susan Savage Strategic Planning is not just an…

Q&A: Time Management

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Question: Productivity is about getting things done in a timely manner. I understand my priorities and know when I arrive at work what needs to be done but when going home at night – the list is not any shorter – nor are the things done I expected to get done. Time seems to get…

A Formula for Great Performance

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Results-driven strategies for better business As written, many recent studies have shown “Technical Skills” only represent 20% contribution into our performance. The remaining 80% comes from “Personal and Communication Skills” (decision making, assertiveness, authenticity, commitment to grow, enthusiasm, judgment, energy level, resourcefulness, honesty, integrity, optimism, persistence, initiative, how to connect with people quickly and easily).…