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Are You Reaching Your Leadership Potential?
KM Consulting can help you reach your leadership potential and create an environment that encourages growth and development for yourself and those around you, making you the leader you want to be.
Hiring a Top Performing Team with Topgrading
Today’s labor market is tighter than it has been for years. Companies of every size and industry want to hire, but with a potential recession on the horizon, they know a poor hire can mean disaster. So how can you improve the odds?
How is Baseball Like Hiring a Rainmaker?
Baseball is both complex and straightforward. It is a team sport but provides a platform for unique individual achievement. And it has definite and inviolate rules that are seldom deviated. Just like sales.
What Makes an Excellent Strategic Plan? Part I
Clients come to KM Consulting because their businesses have problems or know that they could be operating better. We can help them because we understand what makes an excellent strategic plan.
Does Your Company Suffer From a Cultural Parasite?
Do not delay your succession planning. The cost of taking no action is too high to ignore, given that your business probably factors into your retirement. A good exit strategy with a clear succes-sion will ensure your workers, clients, and family are well taken care of.
The Benefits of Analyzing Your Client-Facing Team
You may have everything in your business in perfect order. But what happens when the client-facing part of the team goes into the field (or works virtually)?
Questions to Ask to Determine Emotional Intelligence
We have previously written about how emotional intelligence is essential for business. It can help you become a better worker and leader. It can help you identify the same winning traits in others. E.I. can even help you develop these traits to their maximum potential. To help you maximize this essential virtue, we have gathered six questions to ask to determine emotional intelligence.
Why Emotional Intelligence is Important for Business
Many studies have shown that individuals with a high EI can be much more effective in leadership positions such as management. In our latest post, we discuss why understanding emotional intelligence is essential for business.
How to Diagnose Your Business Like an Illness
Have you ever had a doctor tell you to treat your illness, not your symptoms? There are many reasons you should learn how to diagnose your business like an illness. Below, we will show [...]
Is There Life After Bankruptcy?
Despite what many lawyers may say, bankruptcy is NEVER a minor inconvenience. It is also never quick. Guess who gets paid before any of your creditors do? Your lawyers. Before you decide anything, check out our guide to whether or not there is life after bankruptcy.
Create Stark Raving Fans
It doesn't matter if you are a small business, hospital, restaurant, or other. Your goal is the satisfaction of your customers and clients. You want more. You want the ones you have to come back and spend more. They will if you offer exceptional service.
What is the Cost of a Bad Hire?
How do you evaluate the cost of a bad hire? Hiring a new employee can be one of the most important decisions you make. Many managers have a story or several [...]
Entrepreneur, Intra-preneur or Employee – Your Choice
Entrepreneur, Intra-preneur or Employee – it's ultimately your choice, unless you choose to live in your parent’s basement or on the dole. Your ways to make a living are not as varied as you [...]
America – The Entitlement-Free Zone
At least as far as the surety of financial success, business acumen or even personal freedoms go, America is an entitlement-free zone. Even the idle rich must have some level of competence and drive just [...]
I Can Always Bounce Back from Financial Bankruptcy
Financial bankruptcy has been stated by many an attorney that “It will be a minor inconvenience for a short period of time.” To put any faith in this statement is not only foolish; it is [...]
What Does a Good Rye and a Good Consultant have in Common?
First of all, let me get something straight. There are a lot of similarities between a good rye whiskey and a good consultant, with one distinct difference. If you were to ask a good [...]
If your business depends on top notch customer service, read on! An Excerpt from: Customer Love By Mac Anderson I’m a big fan of Nordstrom. My wife is a bigger fan! For many years we’ve [...]
How to Hire so You Won’t Have to Fire
What Are You Really Getting from a New Hire? Are you stuck at How to Hire 101? You are ready to hire, so you put an advertisement in a newspaper, an online listing, etc. What do [...]