Stay Motivated During the Holidays

During the holidays it can be a real challenge to stay motivated and keep the people on your team from falling into an unproductive lull. While it may not be realistic to expect the same level of productivity your team normally cranks out, there are some things you can do to keep people motivated without being a complete spoilsport.

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Thanks for the Feedback

Most of the best ideas don’t come from the top, they come from people familiar with the day to day work and those using the products and service an organization offers. Feedback from your organization’s customers (internal or external) is a great source of ideas for improving them. By graciously accepting feedback in a thankful way you’ll make the entire process much more meaningful and rewarding for everyone involved. This article explores five ways you can get the most out of performance feedback.

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Rodney Willett Discusses Benefit Corporations

Rodney Willett, Vice President Business Strategy, discussed benefit corporations in an article appearing in the Richmond Times Dispatch on Monday, October 3, 2011.  In the article Willett explains the difference between benefit corporations and traditional stock corporations. Read the entire article on the Richmond Times Dispatch website.

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Skip the Meetings, Stay Informed

What you need to know, how you want to be informed and when you want to be informed will depend on your own style as well as the nature of your work. Here are four popular management techniques to keeping informed without spending valuable time in meetings.

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Fine Wine and Boiled Frogs

For many, one of the most difficult aspects of managing project teams is the fact that sooner or later things will not go as planned. When that happens you need the confidence to hold difficult and uncomfortable conversations with key stakeholders. A former employer was fond of saying “Bad news isn’t like fine wine; it […]

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Impact Makers Brings World Class Training to Richmond, VA

Impact Makers Brings World Class Training to Your Backyard Join us for Kanban training in Richmond Daniel Vacanti, Kanban Pioneer Impact Makers is teaming up with Daniel Vacanti of David J. Anderson and Associates to offer an in-depth, two-day kanban training seminar.  Don’t miss this opportunity to attend world class training without all of the […]

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Four Reasons the Perfect Solution Isn’t Perfect

The father of my childhood best friend was always tossing out one-line bits of wisdom that fit just about any situation.  As a boy I remember him saying “Perfection is the enemy of the good.”  I was several years into my career before I realized just how profound a statement that is.  During our academic […]

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Community Impact

Impact Makers’ profits directly benefit the community. Read about our unique business model and our non-profit community partners.

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