Having Quarterly Conversations

Rene' Boer People

When I start working with clients, they invariably tell me that their performance review process is either broken or it’s just not very effective. This is after they’ve spent an inordinate amount of time focused on getting the forms right, editing them, chasing people down to make sure that they’ve completed the forms and that they turned them in. In …

Three Tips to Improve Your Communication

Rene' Boer People

To communicate effectively, we must avoid making assumptions of others based upon what they tell us or the non-verbal signals that they send us.  Remember, this is a two-way street.  Sometimes, they’re making assumptions of us based upon the exact same things. So, avoid making assumptions. When we make assumptions, we invite a breakdown in communication. That’s how rumors get …

Thanks Dad!

Rene' Boer People

With Father’s Day approaching this weekend I’m reminded of my dad who passed away almost 20 years ago. I miss him.  My dad was an eternal optimist. He walked on the sunny side of the street. My folks emigrated here from The Netherlands in 1956 with $256 in their pockets and my younger brother and me in tow. They came …

Letting Go of the Vine, Part 2

Rene' Boer People

We often complain that we don’t have enough TIME to get everything done. The fact is we all have the same amount of time. What’s different is how we choose to use our time. Applying the Delegate and Elevate tool will help you make more effective use of your time but, the people who report to you must be doing …

Why Millennials Will Love EOS® – Part 1

Clark Neuhoff People, Vision

The impact these 76 million people born between 1980 – 2002 will have on the workforce is well documented.  Stereotypes aside, their numbers, creativity, passion and knack for technology make them a critical asset to any organization.  However, they simply think differently than us Baby-Boomer owners and many Gen-X leaders and managers. When you look at the articles, there are …

Letting Go of the Vine

Rene' Boer How to Be a Great Boss, Insights, People, Traction

Letting go of the Vine involves using 2 tools. I’ll explain the 1st Tool today. It’s called Delegate and Elevate. Using this tool effectively involves 5 steps. This will be a life-changing exercise that will help you improve your time capacity, discover where you should spend your time and help you to determine if being a boss is the best …

The 4 Truths

Rene' Boer People

  When I began my business journey years ago, no one gave me a boss’s how-to manual. I learned my lessons the hard way through trial and error. And admittedly, in the beginning, I wasn’t a very good boss. But, I was fortunate to work for and learn from a few great bosses. Maybe you’re currently working for a great …

Are You Committed or Compliant?

Rene' Boer People

What do people in your organization do when decisions don’t go their way? Do they accept the decision even though they disagree with it? Do they demonstrate through their words and actions that they support the decision and that they’re committed to achieving the objective? When communicating inside or outside the organization, do they give the impression that they are …

Date Your Kids

Clark Neuhoff People

The best parenting advice I ever got was to date your kids.  For all the parenting mistakes I made, I took this one to heart and to this day have strong relationships, and open communication with my adult children.  The idea is simple.  I asked for one hour each week and I’ll buy (of course).  They pick the place and …

Why It’s Wise to Hire People Smarter Than You

Clark Neuhoff People

By Phil Libin, INC. Magazine – March 5,2013 For one thing, it’s the answer to your micromanagement problem. I recebvived this note recently from an Evernote user in Japan: Some of my team members complain that I micromanage. I think they have a valid point, but then I find myself having to tell them how to do even the smallest things. …