Giving Clear Direction

Rene' Boer Core Values

  Giving clear direction is not about telling people what to do or how to do it. Instead it’s about Creating an Opening.  You’ve heard the adage “nature abhors a vacuum”. That vacuum – that opening must be filled.  You can best do this by creating a compelling vision of where you’re going, why it’s important, and how you’ll get …

Solving Tough Problems and Getting New Ideas

Clark Neuhoff Core Values

Solving tough problems and getting new ideas Saturday I had the privilege of leading a workshop for 30 business owners here in Lake County IL.  The event was sponsored by the Lake County Business Ministry team and hosted at the Tranel Financial Group. Our topic was showing how powerful it is to connect with like-minded business leaders for help in …

Strategic Planning as a Retention Tool, Really???

Clark Neuhoff Core Values

With global access to information and technology, your workforce is one of the few differentiators you have. Finding and training the right people are fundamental, but you cannot forget about retention, especially after you already made this investment to get them.  Susan Drake, President and founder of the Ascendis Learning Center makes a critical point about developing a winning workforce.  …