Best Practices

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5 Simple Steps to Creating Buy-In with Your Team

In a growing business, change is inevitable. Unfortunately, as the business grows and your employees become accustomed to the systems and processes that dictate their day-to-day, they get comfortable, which makes it more challenging when it comes time for an organizational shift.

As business leaders, one of the biggest challenges we face is establishing and maintaining buy-in from our teams. Without that motivation, change may be met with resistance and may never take hold.

Change is never easy, and when you’re trying to steer an entire organization in a new direction, it can feel like you’re trying to paddle a ship with a spoon. It’s natural to feel uncomfortable by change, and it’s no different at the organizational level. 

The more buy-in you get from more of your employees, the more productive they will be in executing your goals and initiatives. Buy-in saves time with dealing with employees not bought into what you are working towards; this can get annoying for any leader in a business to get frustrated with employees not executing.

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Hold More Effective Meetings With Your Team

Have you ever felt your day waste away in meetings?

We've all been stuck in bad meetings. You know the kind, the ones that start late and drone on (and on) with no clear agenda or resolution.

These meetings not only zap energy, but they cost you time and money. Without a clear purpose and outcome, meetings can be seen as a waste of time, especially when you're feeling stretched thin already.

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2 Simple Rules For Goal Setting

In this webinar, Cultivate CEO and Co-Founder Casey Clark outlined a clear process to map out your 2020 goals. According to Casey, most business owners can identify 1-2 “big rock” goals for the year. However, the most productive entrepreneurs have developed a system to track their progress with macro and micro goals throughout the year. This will ensure you’re on track to hit your big goals.
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3 Steps for Creating a Clear Company Vision

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Establishing a vision for your business is key to creating a stable foundation. A clear vision acts as a guiding force behind all aspects of your business. It puts into words the impact you wish to make, and articulates what you wish to change. It gives you and your team a reason to jump out of bed in the morning, a direction to follow, and ultimately helps to position your company on the path to sustainability and profitability. 

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