What Support Can You Provide?

If we really are tuned into what our team members are looking for from us as their leaders, we need to be intentional about providing them with the support they’ll need to accomplish their goals. Some of those goals tie right back to daily, weekly, or monthly productivity but those goals...

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What Are They Looking For?

As we’ve worked through each of these individual profitability killers, my goal has been to provide you with some basic, practical steps you can take in applying specific behaviors that help you communicate with and lead your team members more effectively, making a measurable difference in...

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The NINTH Annual LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg Experience with Dove Development & Consulting!

Start planning now to attend the premier leadership and professional development event in the Shenandoah Valley on Friday, November 3, 2023 at Blue Ridge Community College's Plecker Workforce Center. The NINTH Annual LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg Experience with Dove Development & Consulting will...

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Providing Support for Long Term Results

Setting crystal-clear objectives for the changed behaviors we need to see after training and the results those behaviors should be yielding is certainly critical but stopping there will still leave quite a bit of profitability left unclaimed! A stark reality every leader will need to face is that...

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Clear Objectives for Measurable Results

When we worked through how confusion can kill profitability, the focus was based on how setting clear expectations for performance could have a direct impact on how and when things got done. To make sure that even the most targeted and best delivered training truly ensures growth, in our...

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Making Sure Training Ensures Growth

When we’ve done the work to provide the right training, understanding that not just any training will help us capture lost profitability, we should be seeing the results show up immediately - through how our team members get things accomplished and in our bottom line! Here’s how an...

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The Value of Unlearning & Relearning

If you’re not sure how difficult and even awkward it is to unlearn and relearn something, try writing with your non-dominant hand. It’s very difficult when I (Cindy) give it a try!

It was Alvin Toffler, an American Businessman and author, who said, “The illiterate of the 21st...

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The Value of Getting it Right

Whether it’s the technical skills a new team member needs just to become competent in our respective industry, the leadership skills that are so very needed for anyone with responsibility for getting results through a team of people, or even the skills that are critical for our best...

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The Right Message From the Right Personā€¦

I won’t speak for you but it sure seems like my parents became exponentially smarter as I moved from my late teens/early twenties to being an adult who had to be responsible. So much more of the advice they gave me resonated and could be immediately applied! I just can’t understand...

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Value the Process

The first fundamental lesson in Josh Waitzkin’s book, The Art of Learning, is to Value the Process.  If you’ve been following here you may have read my (Cindy) last blog, Outside Growth, Inside Growth and remember that in his book Josh offers some foundational principles we can...

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Who Are You & Where Do You Think Youā€™re Going?

Now that we’ve looked how much profitability is wasted when an organization spends money on the wrong training, or even training that isn’t absorbed or applied, let’s get serious about an approach we can take to make sure we’re providing the right training for our team...

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Training That Can Be Absorbedā€¦

Several years ago while working with a group of extremely skilled employees in a construction company, one of the most senior guys was grumbling about some of the new folks who had been hired. He was frustrated because they didn’t know everything he expected them to know right away and...

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