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It’s great when it happens

As a business leader I can remember the feeling of being overwhelmed and struggling, and feeling like the job was totally impossible, or that I was totally unqualified because it felt too hard. Read More

Working and Managing Remotely

This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Working and Managing Remotely.

Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free.

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How to show up when you can’t be there

Learn how to exert your presence, build your brand, and influence others, whether or not you are there! Read More

Building a Stronger Team

This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Building a Stronger Team.

If you missed it you can download the recording.

Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free.

Building a Stronger Team

Is your team capable of doing what the business needs?

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Why you need to draw your 1-person org chart

What is an org chart for?

This was a lesson I learned in my corporate career, and have carried through to my entrepreneurial career.

When you think of an org chart, people usually think about it as a way to visually organize people. Read More

The cost between OK and Great

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Awhile back I wrote an article called the first 30 days about how to start a new job with the most credibility.

There is another important point I want to add.

Always show the cost

I see people setting themselves up for failure and credibility loss when they don’t differentiate the cost of doing a great job from the cost of doing an OK job. Read More

The 2 most important decisions an executive can make

WHO and WHY?

The first time I held a general management role I had a mentor share something with me I found to be pretty life changing.

He said, “You need to worry about WHO and WHY. Read More

Making Sense of Employee Performance Ranking

Everyone’s exceptional!

Question: “How do you deal with people and teams who are average performers but who rate themselves as exceptional?”

This question came up on our last Member coaching hour call and I decided to write about it.

The rating scale

Since the call I’ve dug out the performance rating definitions I created to add to whatever corporate ones existed. Read More

Making your work-from-home policy work

Now that the dust has settled a bit about Marissa Meyer’s controversial “no working from home” policy at Yahoo!, I thought I’d weigh in.

Many companies provide work-from-home options. Employees love it.

But many managers struggle with it. They ask me about this all the time — How do you optimize motivation AND productivity? Read More