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Listen. Stay Engaged. Stay Relevant.

Listen. Stay Engaged. Stay Relevant.

 

Every one of my clients is experiencing the same thing: It’s almost impossible to recruit and hire strong team members. Because of this, retaining strong team members has become critical to enable on-going operations. So what can a leader do to not only retain, but excite strong team members? Listen to them.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on November 23, 2021 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,

 

Communicate Changes Before Implementing Changes

Communicate Changes Before Implementing Changes

 
Managing change has become a never-ending but essential part of every leader’s job. It’s become ubiquitous. It’s something we, as the ‘recipients’ of change, are begrudgingly accepting more and more often, and it’s therefore something we, as leaders and often the ‘instigators’ of change, need to improve upon. Why? Because we’re still too often forcing our team members to ‘just deal with’ the never-ending changes instead of helping them absorb and adopt the changes.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on October 19, 2021 in Leadership Development and tagged , , ,

 

It’s Not ‘Return to Work,’ It’s ‘Return to Us’

It’s Not ‘Return to Work,’ It’s ‘Return to Us’

 

You have no doubt heard or read others proclaiming: “Stop saying: ‘Return to work’. We’ve been working this whole time! And, we’ve been working longer, harder, and in more challenging ways than ever before!” You know what? They’re right. If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s that this past year, regardless of industry, profession, etc., we’ve all had to work harder and more creatively than ever before. So it’s simply wrong to now focus on how to ‘return to work.’ Instead, we need to focus on how to work productively and collegially again whether it’s in-person, in a hybrid format, or in a refined remote format.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on September 21, 2021 in Leadership Development and tagged , , ,

 

Piloting Change Communication

Piloting Change Communication

 

As you well know, the most brilliant change initiative will fail if it’s not implemented well. A brilliant change initiative will also fail – or at least not go as seamlessly as it could – if there is no intentional communication strategy – before, during, and after the change. With clear communication before, during, and after, the likelihood of team acceptance and implementation improves drastically. Without clear communication, acceptance and implementation is much more difficult.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on July 20, 2021 in Leadership Development and tagged , , , ,

 

Buying a Business? Don’t Overlook the Soft-Skills

Buying a Business? Don’t Overlook the Soft-Skills

 

Because of the ‘shake-out’ that’s occurred with our economy over the past year, there are more companies than ever looking to sell, and therefore, more opportunities to buy. If you’re like a few of my clients, smart acquisitions are part of your strategic plan. However, as you identify criteria your ideal targeted acquisition candidates need to have (i.e., revenues, margins, location, equipment, staff, etc.), consider two ‘soft-skills’ items that can make or break a successful post-acquisition integration: culture fit and business infrastructure fit.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on May 18, 2021 in Strategic Planning and tagged , , ,