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Authenticity In Leadership

In 2008 when the world was crashing, projects were dying, and budgets were drying up I started a WordPress blog under my own name.  The original intent was to connect and share observations and insights on project related work in the tech space and how readers could remain successful in such challenging times.  Since then, a lot has changed including my focus and it’s been obvious for some time that I needed to embrace Read more

About the Author

  Crowe Mead is a Seattle area business leader who is driven by a curiosity to discover new ways to improve operations, increase sales and deliver deep customer focused value. Driven by a relentless passion to help businesses define and achieve their goals, he has advised clients across a wide range of industries including Technology, Finance, Telecommunications, Training and Development, Retail, Non-Profits, and Professional Services. He deeply believes that organizations can experience tremendous success Read more

About This Site

"Character is your biggest competitive advantage”   Leaders craft the culture, performance and results of their organization every day. They have the ability to increase performance, product quality, employee satisfaction, and customer loyalty. All of this affects revenue. Unfortunately when we think of leadership we often think of leadership failures. i.e. What has taken place recently on Wall Street or in Washington, news of a company closing its doors or some latest scandal. In truth, leaders Read more

Being Unstoppable

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Unstoppable

Being Unstoppable in business is a powerful concept. It requires intrinsic knowledge, vision, a talented team and a healthy dose of “fire in the belly.”  And the potential it creates is unlimited.

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Employee Coaching and Mentoring- Be A Better Boss

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www.betterleadershipblog.com Every sports player recognizes a great coach.  They bring vision, articulation, goals, performance improvement ideals, and most importantly, are truly invested in the success of their team.  Great coaches and mentors motivate, encourage improvement and challenge weakness. They give feedback, set goals and deliver training that inspires their team and the larger organization.  So why is the volunteer who coaches Little League in your local park a better boss than you?

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The Principled Client Experience Model

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Service corporations rise and fall, not through poor delivery or for lack of talent but most often because of a poor client experience.  Any product or service engagement should have a plan that assures continued client satisfaction and addresses how the client will perceive the services offered.  Following is my model for a repeatable process that promises both happy clients and long term advocates.

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Kanban For the Trifecta!

Posted on by Crowe Mead in Management, Productivity, Project Management | 2 Comments

When I first learned of the principles of Agile software development I thought the entire globe had turned upside down… and I loved it. Little did I know there was a better way.

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Top Ten Big Changes Coming To Your Smartphone

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The next big changes include not just what your device looks like but what it can interact with

Your digital life is about to change in ways you haven’t yet dreamed of. The next few years will bring about unprecedented and fundamental shifts to nearly everything we do online.   We’re entering a period of unheard of technological growth and it all centers around your smartphone. Read more

RIM Shot: The End of Innovation

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The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” William Pollard   

 

RIM Shot: The End of Innovation

What happens when a company fails to innovate?

RIM, the maker of BlackBerry, is in big trouble.  Sales of its handsets are down 30% over the last year and recently released earnings show them missing their projections by $1 billion (that’s with a “B.”) The media and investors have been merciless in their criticism of the company’s operations and it’s not without merit.

Why has a phone synonymous with business failed to remain competitive in what was previously thought of as a one market space?

 

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Keeping Top Talent: Employee Retention Strategies

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What can managers do to minimize the chances of losing  valued employees and reduce employee attrition levels? Should any action be taken or is attrition just part of the environment? Here’s nine ways strong leaders work to include employee retention strategies as a part of their operations plans.
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Smart Leadership In The new Economy

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Summary:

  • The rules for effective leadership have changed and strong leaders need to be able to adapt
  • Both companies and employees are facing new challenges that will make or break many organizations
  • The leaders of tomorrow will be the people who helped usher organizations through the turbulence of today
  • By embracing some new ideas, the recession can be turned to your advantage and you can prepare yourself, your company and your people for greater success

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