Talent Management

I don’t believe that there’s anything more talked about in business and leadership circles today than “Talent Management”.  It’s a part of family business planning.  It’s a topic of every strategic planning workshop in both large companies and small.  That all makes perfect sense.  Having better talent than your competition in the right jobs is ...
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Review Review Part 2

Last week, I talked about how we altered our mid-year review to have our employees have a larger role in driving the process. It’s gone so well (so far) I thought I’d share a little more. Historically, our mid-year review went like this. Advisa management would write up a summary of the qualitative aspects of ...
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Review Review

The review system we use within Advisa has been an evolving process.  We try to follow and update best hr practices and use what we learn both internally and with clients.  It only makes sense to practice what we preach. Here are the highlights of our own evolution. Shortly after hiring our first employee, I ...
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Commitment to Capture and Advantage Opportunities

Every day things happen in business.  Problems occur.  Issues are resolved.  Customers are satisfied.  Buyers are miffed.  Competitors act.  Vendors satisfy your needs.  Or, they don’t.  We respond.  We act.  We do our best. Here’s a question to ask yourself:  is your corporate attitude through the business day one of a commitment to capture opportunities, ...
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Musicians and Performers

My wife and I are returning from a wonderful weeklong vacation at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC.  Spoleto is an arts festival focusing on music, theatre, and dance.  And if you’ve never been to Charleston, it’s a gorgeous town with dozens of art galleries and wonderful restaurants allowing one to indulge one’s senses in ...
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Vacation and Employee Productivity

I love my job, but that doesn’t mean I don’t look forward to vacation.  I do.  (see “Ah Vacation!”). It wasn’t long after starting the business that I began looking forward to the day when it was well enough established for the family to take a vacation.  Within the first year of putting out the ...
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Selling a Business as The Succession Plan

I’ve been working with client CEO’s utilizing PI® for almost 25 years.  Translating, that means I’ve met with over 200 client company presidents talking about their business futures in a paid consulting role and watched those futures unfurl over time.  One of the saddest things I’ve seen, and I’ve seen it several times, is where ...
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Selling a Business as The Succession Plan

I’ve been working with client CEO’s utilizing PI® for almost 25 years.  Translating, that means I’ve met with over 200 client company presidents talking about their business futures in a paid consulting role and watched those futures unfurl over time.  One of the saddest things I’ve seen, and I’ve seen it several times, is where ...
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Economic Spring – Part 2

Back in early March I blogged about the possibility that the economic spring was here.  As of now, I firmly believe it is – at least for us.  But, for us, it’s more than economic spring.  While the economy seems to be turning, a big part of our success is the result of the solid ...
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