Declare Your Independence from Independence – Special Episode

With July 4th coming up, I started thinking about this topic of Independence and as it usually goes, several items of interest came to my attention that made me think of this topic, declaring your independence from independence to interdependence.

Fireworks by bayassa on Flickr

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Importance of HOW You Think Episode 77

Chris Dimock, CoFounder and Operation Manager of Elation will show how Elation is working with companies that want to create sustainable improved performance.

Chris Dimock CoFounder Elation

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Hire the Right People ZingTrain Webinar Replay

Building a company that inspires and is engaging needs to start with intentional hiring. Listen to this webinar replay by the team at ZingTrain where they talk through their processes for hiring the right people.

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Are You Ready to be Open Book? ZingTrain Deep Dive 18

 

Most people have their own idea about what going Open Book means and what it takes to be an Open Book business. Willingness to share financial information. The distribution of decision making power. Better financial results. A lot of teaching. A lot of talking. Radically different notions of what it means to be a business owner/leader. A deep cultural shift.

We think they’re all right.

But we also know this. From being Open Book for over a decade, from teaching Open Book to hundreds of seminar attendees, from helping businesses and organizations all over the country to implement Open Book Management, we know this : Open book is all of those things but most of all Open Book is a way of BEING.

From the ZingTrain website

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Giving Your Employees More of a Voice – ZingTrain Deep Dive 17

The Zingerman’s community of businesses as discussed in Deep Dive 15 are led by Managing Partners (Owners) as discussed in Deep Dive 16. These Managing Partners come together at various times and will make decisions that affect the entire community of businesses. When a decision is to be made they make these by unanimous consensus. All employees are allowed to attend these meetings.

Back in September of 2014 they introduced the program to included 3 staff members in the Zingerman’s Partner Group Consensus. This is a big deal to give the employees more of a voice and to offer a different perspective to the group.

This webinar replay will get into the details of why they made the decision and how it will work. Continue reading Giving Your Employees More of a Voice – ZingTrain Deep Dive 17