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Archive for October 2019

Growth, Goals, and their Relationship (Part 3)

What does this mean for you as a business owner? You need to have a clear set of metrics that are important to you, yes (“the numbers”). But you also need to think just as critically about how you manage and engage your people, which involves: Compensation: While you don’t need to break the bank, especially…

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Growth, Goals, and their Relationship (Part 2)

“My focus is on the numbers” You hear this a lot from founders and brand-builders, and it’s not a bad thing. You do need a critical eye towards your key business metrics. That’s unquestionable. But you also need people to be engaged. An engaged workforce matters a lot. The simplest way I can frame this…

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Growth, Goals, and their Relationship (Part 1)

Recently, one of my friends was telling me about a conversation he had with some entrepreneurs in the Dallas area. They had managed to grow organically for 10 straight quarters, and they were looking to expand people-wise, i.e. make some new hires. But a curious thing happened on this growth path: Almost all their roles,…

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Employee Attrition (Full Article)

Is there a “quick fix” for employee attrition issues? Maybe. Increased attention being paid recently to employee attrition, i.e. turnover, including the science of lessening it and something called “The Hawthorne Effect.”  These discussions are interesting to us at Singer Performance Group. Maybe we’re odd ducks (perhaps?), but in reality more people should care about these issues around…

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Employee Attrition (Part 4)

But don’t good managers also cause turnover? Of course. But it’s the good kind of turnover. People are advancing in their careers. Hell, they may even be taking on more responsibility for your company. (Internal recruitment!) It’s always hard to see someone leave a role they were good at, because it might mean more legit work for the manager,…

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