“Teamwork … remains the ultimate competitive advantage” -Patrick Lencioni
Most business books will tell you that building a strong team requires finding potential employees whose experience, motivation, and energy align with your organization’s vision. The goal: making a good match.
Remember those old-school merry-go-rounds you used to see on every playground? It took you and your friends some huffing and puffing to get that huge hunk of metal to move. You had to keep pushing it around and around, each turn getting easier as you built up speed. Once it took off, then it was hold on for dear life as it rocketed you around and around.
That merry-go-round is the perfect analogy for how businesses move from good to great. While it takes a lot of energy to get off the ground, once you have momentum, it’s not only easy to keep going, it can be impossible to stop.
Benchworks Inc. has once again been named to the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses.
Over the last several months, I’ve spent a good amount of time on improving my communication skills around management and employee coaching conversations. One of the things that has resonated most with me is that, as the manager, you should not end up with more items on your to-do list after your conversations with employees than they do. I think a lot of people who end up in management are Type A personalities and our preference is to jump in to fix situations; in reality, we need to sit back, listen, and help our employees figure out how to resolve their own challenges.
MM&M today debuted its annual Agency 100 report on the top agencies in medical marketing and communications. Covering everything from multinational holding companies to five-person creative boutiques, the Agency 100 remains the industry’s definitive guide to the agency landscape.