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Guiding Light: Is Your Business Vision 20/20?

Posted by StellaPop on Jun 12, 2019 7:55:00 AM

What's the vision of your company? Can you see it? Can you explain it? 

Having a clear vision for your company is crucial to not only its success, but it's basic survival. Operating a business without one is like walking blindfolded through a forest, hoping that by just moving your feet you'll get to the other side. 

Your vision should be succinct; a vocalization of your purpose; and a mark to aim your efforts. 

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Topics: Branding, Business Consulting, Management

How to Measure Employee Performance

Posted by StellaPop on May 21, 2019 7:49:00 AM

Imagine that illusive mentor character that comes in at the right moment and says that little line, that's kind of cliche, but also totally drives the point across.

It might be your grandma. It might be Dumbledore. Either way. Get their voice in your head. 

Ready?

"A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link."

"Great leaders don't blame the tools they are given. They sharpen them." -Simon Sinek

"The only thing worse than training employees and losing them, is to not train them and keep them." - Zig Ziglar

"Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to." - Richard Brown

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Topics: Management, C-Suite, Leadership

8 No-Fail Ways to Avoid Scope Creep On Every Project

Posted by StellaPop on May 14, 2019 7:44:00 AM

It happens to the best of us. It can derail high-level projects in the best companies. When scope creep shows its ugly head, we are forced to navigate those dreaded and turbulent waters. "Creep" can create a massive ripple effect that is real, that can extend way beyond that one project. It can have a domino effect on timelines, pipelines, and possibly a whole client base. 

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Topics: Business Consulting, Management

Business Leadership: How to Lead an Effective Meeting

Posted by StellaPop on Apr 16, 2019 11:55:55 AM

Meetings can be contentious things. Done poorly, they take time away from working hours and make participants feel as though their time isn't valued. Worryingly, some 67% of meetings a considered a failure - with these collectively costing the economy $37b a year

However, managed well, meetings can be a high-value endeavor. They can be a great way to share ideas, make progress on projects, oversee decision making, and bring the team together. With middle management spending some 35% of their time in meetings and upper management a huge 50%, leading effective meetings is a must for productivity and profitability.

Here's how. 

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Topics: Management Consulting, Management

How Much Does it Cost Your Business to Get a New Customer?

Posted by StellaPop on Apr 4, 2019 8:41:44 AM

Do you know?

You might have numbers running through your mind about how much you're spending on a social media campaign, or how much it costs to maintain an active blog on your website - but this is a different question altogether.

Let's say you got up this morning to see a new sale from a brand new customer. A lead turned into a customer - huzzah! Now, how much did it cost you to convert that lead into a customer? And then convert them into a loyal customer

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Topics: Business Consulting, Management, Digital Marketing

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