Rise Performance Group

How Does a Leader Discipline a Team Member?

Shovel the Pile Early How do you build a motivated team?  Hire motivated people and relentlessly remove demotivating factors. A common demotivating factor is tolerating C players.  Good leaders turn B players into A players and immediately deal with anyone who is, or might become, a C player. They do ...
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Are You Delivering on Your Brand Promise?

This past Thursday, I awoke to a chilly morning in Pittsburgh, PA.  I made my way blearily to the coffee pot but when I turned the faucet handle, no water came out. When I checked in, I noticed a sign stating the water would be off in the hotel from ...
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Do You Have What it Takes to be a Gazelle?

A "gazelle” is a company doubling revenues a minimum of every four years from a minimum revenue base of $100,000. That doesn’t mean all gazelles are small…Apple became a gazelle when it introduced the iPod in 2001 after being in business for 25 years. “I’m always amazed how overnight successes ...
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CEOs: Three Things Your Middle Management Must Do

CEOs of growth companies need mid-level leaders who deliver results, take accountability, make effective decisions, and proactively solve problems.  Your middle managers should strive to free you and your executive team to focus on the things only you can and should do: Nurture your culture – the identity and mindset ...
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The Magnetic Power of Identity

In 2005, Ashley Smith was taken captive and held for seven hours by alleged rapist, Brian Nichols.  Nichols had escaped from jail after overpowering a guard and shooting three people dead, including the judge. Armed and dangerous, he was now in Ashley Smith’s apartment with a gun to her head ...
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How to Free Up Your Executive Team for Strategic Planning

Time is the scarcest resource we have – especially when at the executive level. Too often, executives find their schedules filled with inconsequential items that could be better handled by others. They spend valuable time addressing problems that should never have reached them in the first place. In fact, it’s ...
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What Your Executive Team Should be Doing

The value of your executive team can be measured by your organization’s success. However too often this team’s valuable time is wasted on low-impact, low-value tasks that take away from its ability to perform at its true potential. These are your key leaders, your top problem solvers and your core ...
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Are You Truly Living Your Values?

In this suddenly booming economy, there is a war heating up for the best talent.  We know that a great culture can help you attract the best quality people, but how about leveraging your core values? It worked for OneSource Virtual. Most companies have recognized that they need a set ...
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The Key Ingredients Necessary to Build a High Performing Team

As I write this blog, we are gearing up for Super Bowl 52 to watch the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles. This is the unprecedented 8th time that New England will be playing in the Super Bowl since Bill Belichick started coaching the team in 2000. What ...
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