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How to Get Unruly Employees to Follow Your Standard Operating Procedures

Try this thought experiment: Divide your employees into two groups. The first group is made up of your rule followers. These are the employees who will do what you say, follow your processes, and generally behave the way you ask them to. 

The second group is your scoundrels. These are the creative spirits who are difficult to tame—the superstar salesperson who refuses to follow your sales process or the designer who insists on doing it their way. 

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The Downside of “Foxhole Leadership”

Basketball coach Don Meyer is famous for something he calls “The Foxhole Test.” He encourages players to imagine themselves in a life-or-death battle and asks them to pick the teammates they would want in the trenches with them. The test is designed to break down the inevitable cliques and friendships that evolve on a team and identify the true leaders that players trust with their lives.

Foxhole leaders are often known for getting in the trenches with their teams. They typically lead by example and never delegate a task they are unwilling to do themselves. As a result, Foxhole Leadership produces disciples willing to do just about anything for their leader.

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3 Ways to Make Your Business Turnkey

In the real estate business, agents refer to a home that has been renovated recently as “turnkey.” A buyer can turn the key on the front door and start enjoying the home immediately. Equally, a turnkey house is one that can be rented out without much fuss, making it a valuable asset to the real estate investor.

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Why Your Employees Don’t Get It

Do you ever find yourself so frustrated with your employees it causes you to step in and do their jobs?
You realize that it will take much longer to train them to do something than it would for you to do it yourself, so you ask them to step aside and take over.

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Eight Key Drivers of Company Value: Hub & Spoke

Hub & Spoke measures the extent to which your business can thrive without you. To be valuable to an acquirer, your business must be able to succeed and grow without you at the hub of all activities, as your employees are mere spokes that cannot operate independently of you.

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How to Get Unruly Employees to Follow Your Standard Operating Procedures

Try this thought experiment: Divide your employees into two groups. The first group is made up of your rule followers. These are the employees who will do what you say, follow your processes, and generally behave the way you ask them to. 

The second group is your scoundrels. These are the creative spirits who are difficult to tame—the superstar salesperson who refuses to follow your sales process or the designer who insists on doing it their way. 

Read More ›

The Downside of “Foxhole Leadership”

Basketball coach Don Meyer is famous for something he calls “The Foxhole Test.” He encourages players to imagine themselves in a life-or-death battle and asks them to pick the teammates they would want in the trenches with them. The test is designed to break down the inevitable cliques and friendships that evolve on a team and identify the true leaders that players trust with their lives.

Foxhole leaders are often known for getting in the trenches with their teams. They typically lead by example and never delegate a task they are unwilling to do themselves. As a result, Foxhole Leadership produces disciples willing to do just about anything for their leader.

Read More ›

3 Ways to Make Your Business Turnkey

In the real estate business, agents refer to a home that has been renovated recently as “turnkey.” A buyer can turn the key on the front door and start enjoying the home immediately. Equally, a turnkey house is one that can be rented out without much fuss, making it a valuable asset to the real estate investor.

Read More ›

Why Your Employees Don’t Get It

Do you ever find yourself so frustrated with your employees it causes you to step in and do their jobs?
You realize that it will take much longer to train them to do something than it would for you to do it yourself, so you ask them to step aside and take over.

Read More ›

Eight Key Drivers of Company Value: Hub & Spoke

Hub & Spoke measures the extent to which your business can thrive without you. To be valuable to an acquirer, your business must be able to succeed and grow without you at the hub of all activities, as your employees are mere spokes that cannot operate independently of you.

Read More ›

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