Why I became an EOS® Professional Implementer

Over the last 25 years, I have developed a passion, an obsession with continuous improvement. Improvement of products, of process, of strategy and ultimately, results. How? By helping others achieve their goals.  By bringing simplicity, structure and continuity to business owners, the results have been: reduced frustrations, refocus on the reason the business exists, and clarity of their vision.

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Why entrepreneurs should compete on culture

Compete on culture is really an easy way of saying “a workplace culture that employees want to be engaged in that’s better than the competition.” Focusing on employee engagement and workplace culture is not fluff, it’s the right thing to do. Why? Because happy employees make happy customers. Here’s a stat for you: a fully engaged employee unlocks their discretionary effort and increases their performance by 40%. Not only that, your customer satisfaction significantly goes up and so does your bottom line.

Now, drink the Kool-Aid for a moment and read on. Hopefully some things will inspire you…

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Drama in your organization?

It’s ugly, it’s distracting and it’s exhausting.  Employees talk behind each other’s backs, criticize leadership and the decisions being made, and gripe about the clients.  Whether it’s turf battles, power plays or finger pointing…it’s all behaviors that often start when people get bored, frustrated or unclear about what to do, how to do it, or why they have to do it.

Then how do you create a Drama Free Zone?

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Either re-charge or run out of battery

It’s summertime! Where have you been? What have you been doing? As a business leader, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Too often, you push aside much needed relaxation and enjoyment from our hectic schedules. We’re guilty of it too. But here’s the thing. Research tells us that working long hours without taking personal time makes us LESS productive. Of course, the same applies to your employees! And you must lead by example. Show your passion not only your business, but your life.

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CultureShoc CEO Receives Northeast Ohio’s Smart 50 Award

Our very own CEO and Founder of CultureShoc, Ron Kaminski, is among this year’s Smart 50 Award winners! The Corporate College Smart 50 Awards, presented by Smart Business, recognizes top executives from the 50 “smartest” companies in the region for their ability to successfully build and lead innovative organizations. Smart 50 honorees were recognized at a special celebration on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

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Sarah Coakley joins CultureShoc as our Culture & Engagement Strategist

Sarah Coakley at CultureShocCulture leader. Active mom. Yogi instructor in training. CutureShoc is thrilled to announce that Sarah Coakley, steward of Hyland Software’s award winning culture for the past 12 years, is now part of the herd. Excited to help other growth companies, Sarah joins CultureShoc to build stronger cultures in organizations who are in transition and desire an environment that boosts their strategic growth.

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Finding clarity

Follow these steps to create a clear path for a smooth transition

So you’ve got a plan for transition, and all the right people on board. Now what? It’s time to get things done, but who does what? And by when?

Similar to setting goals in a strategic planning session, you’ve got to reverse-engineer your transition so it can be broken down into attainable steps, each of which is reached by setting up goals and knocking them down. Clarity across your entire team comes when each person knows what he or she is responsible for, when it’s due, how to do it and why it’s important to make this happen.

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To win your transition, start with trust

Without trust, your transition will struggle. It may even fail.

Oh, wonderful (rolls eyes). Another vague article about trust, right?

Wrong. This is not about the theory of trust, how it’s defined in a dictionary, or an ode to inter-office campfire songs. It’s about the truth as it relates to business: Organizations that build and grow trust make decisions faster, have more effective meetings and succeed far more than ones that don’t.

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Where is your escalator taking you?

Change is coming. It’s always coming. Will it sweep you up, or will you control it?

If you’re a fan of “The Simpsons,” you know about the monorail episode. In that show, a con man tricks the town of Springfield into making worthless purchases, including an escalator to nowhere.

It’s exactly what you think. People ride it to the top … and fall off.

It’s hard to imagine something more inane, damaging and self-defeating than being on an escalator to nowhere. Yet every year, that’s where countless businesses end up when they try to make a major change and only focus on the financial costs.

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