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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

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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Sales Strategies- Pump Up Your Pipeline

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The Ideal Pipeline

The Ideal Pipeline

Startups and big companies can both learn a great deal from one another about how to improve their sales cycles and pump up their pipeline.  Learning how to both assess deals and focus your time on the highest returns in your pipeline should be a primary concern for all sales leaders.  Can you drive more deals through your pipeline?  Yes, you can….

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Lesson#1 For Growing A Sales Team: Pricing

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PricingGrowing a sales team: Moving from a concept-driven entrepreneurial company to a mature process-centric organization requires many changes.  Along the way the sales team has to change too.  Teaching process to your sales team is one of the most important things you can do.

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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!

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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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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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About This Site

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“Character is your biggest competitive advantage”

Types Of Leadership

 

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 often fall short of their goals.

This site focuses on a better path to leadership.

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