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The 3 Most Common Types of Visionaries

In EOS® companies, the individual that sits at the top of the accountability chart is known as the Visionary, however, you may be more accustomed to the following titles: Founder, CEO, President, Chairman, etc.

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Jul 19, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire Virtual Employees

Virtual employees are changing the modern business model. In this article, we explore the benefits of hiring a remote workforce, as well as the things you should take into consideration when doing so.

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Jul 12, 2018

Integrator Job Description Example

Use this example as a guide when composing your next Integrator job description. 

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Jul 10, 2018

Are Millennials Job Hopping or Strategically Shifting Their Careers?

What CEO's should understand about millennial job changing behaviors and the best practices they should follow when recruiting them into their company.

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Jul 5, 2018

Chief Operating Officer Job Description Example

Use this example as a guide when composing your next Chief Operating Officer (COO) job description.

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Jul 3, 2018

5 Signs it is Time to Hire a COO

If you are the CEO or founder of an emerging growth company, it may not be clear when exactly you need to hire a Chief Operating Officer (COO).

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Jun 12, 2018

10 Must-Follow Blogs for Every Lower Middle Market Business Owner

As an owner of a growing small business, being in the “know” is crucial to running a successful company.

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Jun 12, 2018

Executive Search in the Cannabis Industry

A new treatment derived from the cannabis plant is showing promise for a host of health problems, and is thus getting a lot of attention from entrepreneurs and investors who are excited about its potential to bring in $16 billion in revenue in 2020.

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Jun 11, 2018

3 Ways to Respond to Reference Requests

When asked to be a reference, you may be excited to help out an old colleague that you enjoyed working with or, in the more uncomfortable cases, you might not have too many positive things to say about the person. In either case, once you are asked to be a

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May 17, 2018

What to Consider When Hiring an Executive Search Firm [Checklist Included]

Your company is considering engaging with an executive search firm to help you find your next COO (Chief Operating Officer).  With so many firms from which to choose, how do you find the one that will best serve your needs?

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May 10, 2018

10 Reference Check Questions You Should Ask When Hiring Your Next COO

In the hiring process, most COO and other executive-level individuals are used to having to provide a list of references for screening purposes. On the candidate’s side, having quality references can help you stand apart from the competition and can be a key reason

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Apr 16, 2018

Executive Onboarding –How to Integrate a New Leader into Your Company with Success

After an extensive search, you have hired your new COO or other executive team member. What is your onboarding process?  Are you setting up the new leader to succeed? What steps have you taken to ensure that his first few months run smoothly?

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Apr 7, 2018

Two Rules in Practicing Unbiased Hiring

You’re down to two highly qualified applicants in your lengthy search for a new team member.

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Mar 21, 2018

How Executive Search Firms Work for Their Clients

Recently, a friend from college asked me if I could describe the value of executive search firms. She is currently looking for her next COO, but she’s 60 days into the search, and no ideal candidates have applied for the position.

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Mar 12, 2018

How Self-Knowledge Improves Success

Many of the articles we read are about what we need to change to become better in work and life. Be a better communicator. Be a better planner. Use our time more effectively. Get to the gym. Eat fewer carbs. 

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Feb 5, 2018

4 Ways to Improve Communication in the Workplace

Communication skills are an essential part of the leader’s toolbox. However, a recent article reported that nearly seventy percent of managers polled indicated that managers find communicating with employees is the biggest challenge for them. 

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Jan 29, 2018

How to become the Best: Will You Need a COO in 2018?

The beginning of each year is a time for lists - Best Place to Work, Coolest Company to Work For, etc. We pour over them, as though there will be a truly new idea. Instead, we often find no new answers, no major discoveries.

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Jan 9, 2018

Set One Goal for 2018: No Goals

What’s on your to-do list for 2018? Many of us start the year by setting goals for ourselves, our departments, our staff. It’s the way we’ve been coached to measure success and to show results.

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Jan 9, 2018

Toxin Removal: How to Revive a Flagging Company Culture

Culture matters. Healthy cultures promote innovation and productivity. Toxic ones support turnover, disengaged employees, and stagnancy.

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Dec 12, 2017

Say “Aloha” to Productivity Increases: Ask the Hawaii Question

“Come to Hawaii with me in five hours?”

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Dec 12, 2017

6 Tactics to Making 2018 Your Best Year Yet

With 2017 nearly in the books, it’s time to start thinking about next year. Do you want to continue your momentum? Avoid 2017’s missteps? Create a stronger work-life balance? 

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Nov 16, 2017

5 Morale Boosting Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

So maybe your culture isn’t toxic, but you see the signs that things aren’t quite right. Long faces line the halls. Maybe productivity is in a lull.

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Oct 23, 2017

Toxin Detector: How to Spot and Avoid Toxic Work Cultures

Plenty has been written recently about fallout from toxic cultures, but how can you spot them from the outside? A recent article on The Ladders provided insight into what to watch out for, whether you’re interviewing or settling into your workspace.

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Oct 19, 2017

Amazon Leadership Principle 3: Invent and Simplify

Among Amazon’s leadership principles is a call for its team members to “Invent and Simplify”. Everyone in the company is expected to introduce process improvements that either enhance the customer experience or lower costs. But how? 

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Sep 18, 2017

What about Jan? Generation X in the Workplace

An article by Mary Donohue published in the Huffington Post positions Generation X as the Jan Brady of the workforce. In Brady Bunch terms, Marcia ismoving out, Cindy’s still in grade school, so it’s Jan’s turn.  But are Jan and her Gen X counterparts ready, and

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Sep 14, 2017

Onsite Before Offsite

While some companies like IBM are corralling remote workers back to the office, most companies are still attempting to successfully manage remote employees. For younger workers, working from home is an expected option. But have they (or their employers) considered

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Aug 17, 2017

What Can Alan Alda Teach You About Empathy?

Actor Alan Alda’s new book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating is a deep dive into what matters most in communication—empathy. Leaders, trainers, and interviewers will find

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Aug 11, 2017

Lonely at Work

Employee burnout has been on many organizations’ radar screen for quite some time, but it’s often focused on the individual’s workload or stress level. A recent article suggests that this burnout may result from workplace loneliness, and that the answer may lie not

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Jul 14, 2017

Amazon Leadership Principle 2: Employee Ownership

What does it really mean for employees to demonstrate ownership? Taking care of every detail? Stepping up to take blame and correct mistakes?

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Jul 6, 2017

The American Workplace: Still the Great Uniter

The results of a recent Jobvite study of the workforce shows that one space where Americans are still somewhat unified is the workplace. The findings shed light on emerging trends and highlight some key areas where there are no surprises.

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Jun 26, 2017