To The Point – Blog

  • The Circle of Safety – Establishing Trust Through Teamwork

    May 16, 2019

    In a growing company, it’s normal to feel like we’re constantly in a battle for resources, results, energy, and people’s time and attention. Often, these daily challenges lead to unwanted tension and frustration. Under pressure, we tend to focus on external events, such as keeping up with our competition or implementing shiny new technology. Unhealthy […]

  • Build a Company Culture of Accomplishment

    May 13, 2019

    All too often, leaders and team managers in business overlook the importance of celebrating small wins. Have you ever heard your boss say, “It’s about time this team made some progress?” I did in my early career in corporate sales, and although the intent was to recognize progress, the tone was negative and uninspiring. As […]

  • Interview with Rena Striegel – by TDT CPA’s and Advisors

    May 8, 2019

    TDT CPA’s and Advisors Interview with Rena Striegel, President of Transition Point Business Advisors From the Series: 4 Takes on Succession Planning – Part 1 by TDT CPA’s and Advisors staff You’ve worked hard to build your business, and it’s a big part of who you are. No matter how great the selling price, how […]

  • The Importance of Allowing Experimentation on Your Farm

    May 2, 2019

    A culture that allows for experimentation is not only good for an operation’s bottom line; it is also something leaders and employees value. Let’s face it, innovative cultures where experimentation is embraced are generally depicted as positive and fun places to work. There are several key reasons for embracing experimentation as a key activity in […]

  • The Discipline of the “Organizational Checkup”

    May 2, 2019

    Are you in the habit of getting an annual physical? Many of us do this as a preventative measure to stay healthy. How about within your organization? Does your leadership team periodically assess the strength of your organization? This is a discipline that is often misunderstood or ignored. Organizational Checkup Benefits In my observation, strong […]

  • 3 Strike Rule: When and How to Use It

    April 30, 2019

    One key factor in managing people is to provide clear expectations around their roles and responsibilities. This builds the accountability that leads to results. The 3-Strike Rule is a process for evaluation and action when an employee is not performing up to standards. It offers the feedback needed to help them get on track and […]

  • Identifying the Right Candidate Using EOS® Tools

    April 23, 2019

    You have a great business with a unique product, great market share and good cash flow. You have a clear vision for where you want to take your business. However, without the right people, in the right seats, that vision won’t be shared by your team, you will take longer to achieve it – and […]

  • Issues Solving With Speed

    April 17, 2019

    Bill Clinton made his national debut with a speech at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. He went on for 90 minutes. By far his biggest applause line of the night was “And so, in conclusion. . .” If only he’d started there. Issue-Solving It’s human nature to tell the story first and make the point […]

  • Confronting an Inefficient Team Member

    April 15, 2019

    It’s a good rule of thumb that when a member of your team needs to leave, you’re going to experience 36 hours of pain. The only question is when. Get It, Want It, Capacity to Do It (GWC) I recently watched a leadership team I have been working with for a year and a half […]

  • A Simple Question To Keep Your Organization Healthy and Productive

    April 1, 2019

    Two epidemics kill cultures: end runs and unresolved complaining. Both waste time and energy, and are ultimately toxic to the health and productivity of your company. Luckily, these epidemics can be cured by asking a simple, powerful question. Epidemic #1: The End Run An end run happens when an employee goes around a manager to […]

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