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How do we Grow and Develop Our Staff?

As a professional development expert, I get asked all the time how do I know how to help my staff? Well good news, it doesn’t have to be so hard. The Devine Inventory provides an Employee Lifecycle set of products that turn Managing and Leading your people into a Science vs an Art Form. Good news!

Focusing on your Best Customers

Not all customers are created equally. You have probably heard of Pareto’s Law or the 80/20 rule. In sales, 80% of your revenues will come from 20% of your customers. Companies need to analyze these 20% customers to understand the demographics and psychographics of these “sweet spot” clients and then identify prospective companies that look similar.

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BWA members movin’ full steam to Lean.

On January 24th, 2019 the BWA hosted it’s Lean Road Map Training Event at Kitchener’s premier business hub EDC’s Export Growth Hub at Catalyst 137.  It was as recent as last December the BWA held it’s Lean Training to a packed room of manufacturers. And by popular demand, the event was brought back to train […]

Communicate the Way They Want It

As a kid growing up, I constantly heard on Sunday to “treat others the way I wanted to be treated”. In Canada, this can get some people into very hot water. I happen to be a part of the 8% of Canadians that want brief, bullet point conversations about the big picture only. Whether you are a Business Leader, Manager, Employee or Sales Person, developing and maintaining successful relationships in business and life is crucial.

Building Your Competitive Advantage

By Andrew Wall, Sandler Training Milton Do you remember when your business was quite young, you had few staff and sales resulted from your own successful efforts? Then success happened, and you slowly and continuously added more staff and today your sales team is working hard but not accomplishing your growth goals. Sound familiar? It is not […]

Are B- or C Players Dragging Your Company Down?

As the President or Business owner are you “Too Loyal” to your staff or is your staff “Too Loyal” to you? Ask yourself…are your best employees leaving for better opportunities, are you struggling to accomplish your tasks, projects, and goals on time, do new employees come and shortly leave? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you are accepting Staff Mediocrity.

Wondering How to Motivate Your Sales Team?

Success in sales is reserved for the motivated people who enjoy representing their company’s products and services. Remember when you were a kid getting up early and bugging your parents to drive you to the ice rink or dance hall? Nobody needed to motivate you. Successful sales people enjoy the thrill of the chase, the hunt of the kill and the long-term relationships that follow.

Skyrocketing to the Stars

If I interviewed your key employees and asked them to describe your business strategy for profitable growth what would I hear? Crickets? Diverse answers?

2 Second Lean – A fun and free way to get to know the principals of Lean

Paul Akers offers an entertaining and free chance for you to learn about the principals of Lean in his book 2 Second Lean. Available in ebook and audiobook format! Before you follow the link below do you have a book on Lean Training that you’ve enjoyed? Leave the title and author in the comments below. […]