20 09, 2017

Create a culture of Assertive Respectful communication

Effective communication is the real work of leadership—and a skill you can learn. Learning how to engage Assertive Respectful communication will improve every aspect of your life. Do you have any processes that aren’t yielding the results you were hoping for? Most of us do, right? S0, what do you do about it? Is it [...]

13 09, 2017

How identifying Opportunities, Dangers, and Interesting Points will help you succeed with change

Every change, large or small, presents known and unknown opportunities and dangers. If you’re currently leading an organization or team through a change, being able to identify and articulate these opportunities and dangers is essential. How do you go about identifying these? By working with your group on an ODI list. With an ODI list, [...]

23 08, 2017

How to create concise and clear process instructions

Creating a Culture of Productivity with Business Process Management Concise and clear process instructions are essential to success--whether you’re putting together furniture or running a business. Here’s how to improve your process instructions:

3 07, 2017

Why your CRM implementation might fail, and what to do about it

Why do typical “Software Only” implementations fail? Implementing a CRM is much more than a standalone project accounted for by a single individual, it’s a business philosophy that affects your entire company. Some companies struggle to get widespread adoption of new software systems because they fail to address the underlying systems, processes, communication, and values [...]

3 05, 2017

Introducing the new PlanPlus Essentials for Groups

Get the Essentials Group advantage! Imagine relaxing in front of a favorite fireplace. Logs carefully piled together. Warm, safe, bright, inviting… Have you ever noticed what happens if a piece of burning log falls off and away from the other logs? Its flame dims, and eventually the piece goes cold. Now imagine if those logs [...]

8 09, 2016

Do your salespeople have these six essential skills?

Today’s sales environment requires salespeople who can draw on more than just knowledge of facts and features to solve a prospect’s problem. Here are six skills, techniques, and traits that are indispensable... Expertise This should come as no surprise: know what you’re talking about! Often, prospects are better informed than salespeople. Sales conversations start much [...]

29 06, 2016

How does your team answer these five questions?

At your next team meeting, ask these five important questions: Can we speak up and take risks without feeling insecure or embarrassed? Can we count on each other to do high-quality work on time? Are goals, roles, and execution plans on our time clear? Are we working on something that is personally important for each [...]