Tag: leadership

The HOT Plan™ : Beyond quality control: Positive Accountability

I like to see the good in people. It’s my belief that most people truly want to do a good job. Maybe some people are motivated to do a good job because they see their work as a reflection of

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The HOT Plan™: Setting up Targets

A target is similar to a goal, but includes a benchmark. It isn’t set up on the fly, and you won’t hit a target by accident. No, not by a long shot.  Specific accomplishments must be achieved to hit the

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The HOT Plan™: Targeting Success

It happened again just the other day. “So, what do you do at Pitsco?” a new acquaintance asked me at a networking event. He was just making small talk, but there I was again, facing my eternal conundrum. These types

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The HOT Plan™: When to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em.

Is there ever a good time to disband a team? About once a year, Pitsco’s executive team, Tribal Council, evaluates our company teams to see what is working, what is not, which teams should continue and which should be dissolved.

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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™: Who’s on first?

Who’s on first? What’s on second? And I Don’t Know is on third … How do you pick the best members for your HOT teams? Abbot and Costello’s classic baseball comedy routine, “Who’s On First?” never gets old. Abbot warns

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The HOT Plan™: Whatever happened to the worker bee?

Whatever happened to the worker bee? A couple of decades ago, the worker bee employee was a prized commodity. Compliant and dedicated to the company, the worker bee knew his place and did his job. Worker bees were rewarded with job

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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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Not just about millennials

When you imagine an ideal culture for your workplace, what comes to mind? Do you give your employees the opportunity to do more than fill a slot, perform a task and/or  take home a paycheck? Do your employees have the

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Office 2016: Not your Grandpa’s workplace

Culture is king in the 2016 workplace as millennials become the majority of workers in the U.S. and abroad. As of May 2015, the Pew Research Center reported that Millennials (those born after 1980) became the largest group of workers

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