Top 3 reasons why I like Pinterest

Whether you like social media or not, it is here to stay. Like anything else it can be a source for good or bad depending upon how it is used. One thing is certain however, social media will continue to evolve and take on new and different forms over the coming years. Regardless of the…

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3 simple steps to getting your employees engaged

We hear about employee engagement a lot these days.  But what is it really and why does it matter?  Searching on the internet provides a variety of explanations.  Wikipedia, for example, explains that employee engagement is a business management concept and that: “An “engaged employee” is one who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about…

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Why a lack of vision results in low employee engagement

Throughout my career, I have heard leaders misuse and confuse these three simple words; vision, strategy, and actions.  Some believe that vision and strategy are the same, interchangeable, if you will. Others think that by simply taking “action” they are being strategic.  The reality is that the three words are complimentary and must be executed…

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Leadership lessons from the golf course

Rhoten on golf and leadership

Golf seems like such an easy game to play…until you play it. Once on the course, you realize quickly that there is a lot more to golf than just hitting a little ball towards a flag several hundred yards away. In addition to just being downright difficult to making the ball do what you want…

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Use Flowcharts to improve your business

Rhoten Flow Chart

Move over Six Sigma.  Flowcharts are where it’s at.  In fact, at the root of every good six sigma project, you’ll find a flowchart.  As a trained Black Belt (not the Bruce Lee kind) I can tell you that the majority of improvement projects I have worked on have easily been solved by constructing and…

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