Tag: employees

The HOT Plan™: The Simple Art of Observation

It’s often said that great supervisors focus on the whole picture, not the little brush strokes. But one of the paradoxes of leadership is that for supervisors to focus on the whole picture, they must also be skillful in the

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The HOT Plan™: Elephant, anyone?

General Creighton Abrams began his distinguished military career in World War II, continued as a General and commander in Vietnam, and eventually became Chief of Staff for the United States Army.  Abrams’ exceptional ability was recognized early by General George S. Patton.

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The Hot Plan™: The secret sauce in your Ethos

Ethos. Now that’s an intriguing word. Ethos is defined as the spirit of a culture; the underlying values that inform the beliefs and practices of a group; the dominant assumptions that motivate their aspirations and guide their plans. If your company desires

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The HOT Plan™: The surprising key to great team leaders

A boss, a captain, a coach or a taskmaster? Which word best describes the team leaders you are looking for? Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and leadership often goes to the person with the most machismo, the one

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The HOT Plan™: Respect individuals but work in teams

What is The HOT Plan™? The HOT Plan™ is a proven system for getting things done in your business or organization. The system sets the stage for great workplace culture and provides a proven framework for success.  The plan respects

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Free rocket fuel for your best year ever

Ever wonder who first coined the phrase Knowledge is Power? This oft quoted phrase was first written, near as I can tell, by British philosopher Sir Francis Bacon in 1597. The first version of this saying went something like this:

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Culture is king in the workplace

A quiet transition is slipping into place in the world of business in 2016; are you ready for it? For the first time, the millennial generation will become the majority of the global workforce. This transition means many things to

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Ten HOT Tips for Success
10. Create a company of leaders

We have a phrase we sometimes use around Pitsco; we refer to ourselves as a ‘Company of Leaders’. The phrase has a nice ring to it. But let’s be transparent. What does it really mean? Leadership is not only about

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HOT Tips for Success #9: Train supervisors to be coaches

Every team needs a coach and teams at work are no exception. Do you want to have winning teams? Train your supervisors to be winning coaches. According to the legendary Dallas Cowboy’s coach Tom Landry, teams who continuously win require more

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Ten HOT Tips for Success 7. Know why your work is worth doing

Taking the Next Step. In the last post, we talked about creating ways for employees to see the end results – to witness how the product or service they help provide changes lives for the better. Seeing their positive impact

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