15 results for author: Bruce Eckfeldt


Now is the Time to Figure Out How You’ll Thrive in the New Normal Post COVID-19

Good companies are finding smart ways to survive COVID-19. Great companies are planning how they are going to thrive once we're out of the woods.COVID-19 is upending every business in every industry, with many doing everything they can just to survive each ...
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3 Biases Every Leadership Team Needs to Watch Out For

Leadership teams can fall into thinking traps like any other team. Here are three common pitfalls and how to avoid them. As a strategic coach, I spend a lot of time helping leadership teams assess their current situations and find key areas that need ...
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The Best Companies Out-Think Their Competition by Becoming Learning Machines

The best organizations are learning machines. By focusing on continuously getting better, they out-think and outpace their competition. A core principle that I learned from over a decade as a Lean/Agile coach is that one of the best sources of learning is ...
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Want to Improve Your Company’s Performance? Improve the Performance of Your Teams

Talent is not the only requirement for success.Teamwork is essential. Over the last several decades, the nature of work for many people has shifted from assembly line manufacturing to collaborative knowledge work. We are no longer an economy driven by raw ...
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The Best Way to Improve Your Team’s Decision-Making

The best way to improve is to record your thinking process and review your outcomes. The main job of leadership teams is to make decisions for the company. Teams that make more efficient decisions will win. It will allow them to quickly respond to issues ...
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Strategy is More Than Just Setting Goals

While goal setting is important, it doesn't define your strategy. One of my favorite aspects of being a business coach is working with leadership teams on strategy development. Strategy defines how you will approach the market and differentiate yourself. ...
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Here are 6 Ways to Make Your Organizational Chart More Useful

Most organizational charts end up taped to break room walls and forgotten. Here's how to make yours a valuable tool for everyone in your company. Every employee manual I've seen contains an organizational chart that shows who is in charge and who reports ...
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Your Company’s Purpose is More Than Making Money. Here’s How to Discover It

Discovering and embracing your company's core purpose will help drive your strategy and decision making at all levels. I spend a lot of time with leadership teams working on strategy and planning. I start the process by asking why the company exists beyond ...
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Uncertainty is Everywhere in Leadership Decisions. Here’s How to Handle It

Every business decision involves an element of uncertainty. Here's how your team can wrangle it in to make better decisions. Making decisions is a core part of any team's job, but for the top leadership team, it is their most important activity. They set ...
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Managing People is Tough. This One Weekly Meeting Makes it Easier

One of the most common bottlenecks to early-stage company growth is the lack of management skills. This weekly meeting will up your game. As a strategy and leadership coach, I spend a lot of time with CEOs and leadership teams developing their strategy and ...
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5 Ego Traps You Need to Avoid as a Leader

One of the most common challenges for growing leaders is their ego. Here are five traps to avoid if you want to achieve ongoing success. One of the most common problems I see with companies that have had a strong run of growth and success is the mindset of ...
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How I Made My Company’s Hiring Process More Attractive and Effective

As a founder and CEO of a services business, I know how difficult it can be to find and retain talent. Getting the right people in the right seats doing the right things is a challenge when growing and even more so when growing quickly. As a CEO, I was ...
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