Tag: engagement

The HOT Plan™: Cultivate a Culture of Leadership

As a CEO and entrepreneur, considering the idea of what it means to cultivate a company of leaders takes me outside of the province of the marketplace. The idea leads me first to consider my employees, and the particular gift that lies

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The HOT Plan™: Targeting Above-and-Beyond Productivity.

Above and Beyond. What does it really mean?  What does it mean to your business? To some, it means to exceed what a particular job requires, to reach new heights in productivity. To others, it means to innovate, to pioneer

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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™: Team meetings and the school cafeteria

Everyone loves to hate meetings. Like school cafeteria food, meetings often serve up bland fare that deserves all the complaints that follow. But teams can’t work without meetings. Meetings are, in fact, a major key to team success. This is

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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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Ten HOT Tips for Success 8. Provide employees a system within which to work

As we mentioned in the last blog post, knowing that work is worth doing fuels the fires of enthusiasm to excel. But once the fires are burning, how do you harness that energy and direct it toward your organizational goals?

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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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Ten HOT Tips for Success 6. Increase Purpose to Increase Ownership

Progressive CEOs want employees to have a firm grip on the power and the purpose of their work. These type of CEOs know intuitively that a clear view of purpose is not only what is best for employees, but also

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HOT Tips for Success: #5. Teams shift success in high gear

A well-assembled team is like a precision lens: it magnifies the strengths of its individual members. In short, there’s a sort of magic to teams. Because teams bring together people with different skills from across the organization, they have the diversity

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HOT Tips for Success #4: HOT checks you can bank on.

How does your business share success with your teams?  Each January, with the holidays just behind us, we schedule a New Year’s celebration to go over the numbers of the past year’s accomplishments and pass out nearly 200 hot checks. Yes, we

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