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Our Plans Need Focus

The December cold snap left most of us with a lot of soggy stems, mushy ground cover, and sad-looking flower beds.  Now we must clear the debris, let in the sun, water the roots, cultivate the soil, and set in some fresh plants.  Give our p...

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The Importance of Respect in the Workplace

The year 2020 has been unlike any other. COVID-19 concerns, coupled with current social, economic, and political climates have led to tense conversations and sometimes disrespectful workplace interactions. Political views and opinions on social justi...

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Is Your Team Prepared to Weather Any Storm?

If You Are Calm, They Will Be Calm   Just listen…    The howling winds of news and business chatter are filled with storm warnings of inflation and recession relentlessly hurled in our direction as if by a menacing hurricane.  It ...

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Employee Retention Isn’t Always About the Money

  You don’t hire people to lose them. It’s essential for your organization to retain your employees which means building a sense of role clarity, purpose, and an understanding of why things matter. Many employers are seeing high rates of turnove...

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Remote Work  - Is It Right for Your Houston Business?

The Realities of a Remote Work Force for Small to Mid-sized Businesses   There is no litmus test that will definitively say a remote workforce is the best solution for your business. But there are new realities that need to be factored into peop...

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Role Clarity & Job Progression: The Missing Link In Your Organization

Clearly Defined Roles Equal Clearly Defined Expectations Many business leaders are aware that the profitability and success of their company are tied to the capabilities and performance of their people. What they may not realize is that a key compone...

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A Different Approach to Employee Development Plans

When interviewing for a new position, prospective employees are very likely to ask what your company has to offer them in terms of career path and professional growth. They may ask if you create individualized Employee Development Plans for each team...

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SMART Goals For Your Employee Development Plan

As an employer, it is important to remember that investing in your employees is an essential component of your strategy for the growth and expansion of your business. But what is the best way to go about this? What do your employees really need from ...

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How To Create An Employee Development Plan

What Is An Employee Development Plan? As an employer, it is crucial to keep a forward-thinking approach to your business and focus on strategic growth and expansion. Employees are an essential part of any organization’s growth strategy - if you want ...

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Celebrate, Praise and Recognize Our People

At Achilles Group, we use the label of “CPR” to remind us how vital it is for teams and organizations to Celebrate, Praise and Recognize people. As a leader in your organization, if you want to revive your culture, practice a little CPR:(C)elebrate W...

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Celebrate, Praise and Recognize Our People: Techniques to Weave CPR into 2020 Plans

In our last message, we described how we at Achilles Group use the label of “CPR” to remind us how vital it is for teams and organizations to Celebrate, Praise and Recognize people.  As a leader in your organization, if you want to revive your cultur...

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Encouraging Teamwork at Work

Great teamwork is a catalyst for success in any organization. But it doesn’t always come easily, and needs to be fostered and encouraged in order to thrive and grow People Performance. Below are four tips for creating a culture of teamwork in your or...

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Three Steps to Boost Employee Performance Reviews

Performance reviews are often seen as a required activity for both managers and employees, yet not one that either look forward to. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are three steps your organization can take to make the performance review pro...

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People Performance Drives Profitability

At Achilles Group we work hard to impact People Performance as a catalyst for profitability.We have worked with thousands of leaders and seen the good, the bad and at times the ugly impact of poor leadership.  And we are driven to influence every lea...

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Commitment to Raising the Bar on People Performance

At Achilles Group we engage to make a difference through our unique Fractional HR business model, our expertise, teamwork and professionally human approach.  And we take a lot of pride in our commitment to provide encouragement for leaders at every o...

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People Make or Break the Company

We’ve all heard it before: “A company’s most important asset is its people.” Because of this sentiment, it’s a tricky balancing act for a growing business to add more people to the team while simultaneously preserving their culture. In the past year,...

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Clear, Timely, Focused, Respectful, Feedback

 “But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good/Oh lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.” The lyrics to that old blues song perfectly illustrate the importance of communicating your feedback in a clear, timely, focused and respectful manner. Th...

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How to Receive Feedback with Grace

Inviting feedback can be hard enough, but receiving it can be even harder. Any sort of criticism (even constructive) tends to bring out all of our insecurities and defensiveness, but truly great leaders resist this impulse and readily accept feedback...

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Humility Is the Key to Rewarding Feedback

Seeking feedback from your employees requires both humility and recognizing your own room for growth, your motives are also equally as important.  For example, do you really want to be great at what you do, or do you want to be seen as great? That di...

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Feedback is a Gift

If you were about to take a hike through the wilderness, would you take a compass with you in case you got lost? Of course! And much like a compass helps you find your path in the wilderness, employee feedback helps you find your path in business.Fee...

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