Earning trust, the essential currency of commerce

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Earning trust, the essential currency of commerce

What is the most important asset for success in business? A new idea? A strong team? Lean manufacturing? A sales plan? A huge email list or Twitter following? Location? This question is something like the old desert island query: “If you were stranded on a remote desert island and could...

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VALCORT DNA

Are your employees your best advocates?

Would you recommend that a friend seek employment at your company? This is one of the questions we include in our organizational survey of employee satisfaction and values, conducted as part of our VALCORT strategic study. It’s an important question that can provide a revealing look at an organization’s health....

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Branding & Market Views

Does vision ever take a day off? The importance of share values and vision

Does vision within an organization need to be tempered, does the role of vision ever stop or slow? Does forever need to reach into the future and push the envelope out of the current state? I believe continued, ever-expanding vision is critical if an organization is to create sustainable growth. To understand the...

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4 Dimensional Trust in an Age of Change

When you or your company or group seek to operate in a change environment, or if you are going into a time of change, the highest priority will be to create and rely on embedded, earned trust. And in times of change, the last thing you need to experience as an...

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7 Steps to Employee Greatness

Think about the best job you’ve ever had. Perhaps it’s the one you have now, or it may be many years ago. What was it about your employee experience that made it great? Now, think back to the worst experience you’ve had as an employee (sorry, if this is a...

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Three Principles of Greatness

Whether you’re beginning a business from scratch, re-creating an existing organization, or looking to take a company from acceptable to extraordinary, there are three core principles that great operations share--core beliefs that impact management style, communications and use of resources. 1. Truth builds trust Knowing what is true is the...

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NAWLA’s New Claim: Our Wood. Our Bond. Our Future.

There is something rather magical about wood. The beauty, utility, abundance and organic nature of wood is remarkable, and over the last 115 years has created an entire industry of people who nurture, steward, manage, cultivate and promote the wise and expansive use of wood. Founded as The North American...

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Twitter me this Batman?

No doubt, Social Media is THE hot topic. I attended a major conference last week…a top-notch event that I will attend again. What I found quite intriguing was all the real-time tweeting… The conference had people continually tweeting during each speaker’s presentation. These tweets displayed on gigantic screens located adjacent...

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