Tony Kubica

Talent Integration Problem – Why Most Companies Hiring Retention Is Rate Less Than 50%

The hiring retention success rate is disheartening with some studies reporting a rate lower than 50%. Through more than 50 years of combined experience 50+ in helping organizations improve their business performance, we (Tony Kubica and Sara LaForest) have uncovered three reasons why most...

Business Exit Planning – Can Your Business Survive If You Could No Longer Manage...

How much time do you spend thinking about business exit planning? If you're like many of the small business owners we meet - not much. That's okay as long as you don't care about supporting yourself and your family when you retire or leave...

Creating a Culture and Brand That Makes and Actually Keeps Brand Promises

It's one thing to make a promise. It's quite another to keep it. Yet, businesses make promises every day. Some keep them. Some companies like AT&T, Bank of America and US Airways have good intentions, but can't keep them because their strong culture and...

3 Options for Managing Change Plus 7 Steps Organizational Leaders Should Take When Facing...

We've all heard it before - "if it we haven't thought of it then it isn't worth doing." "No one knows our business better than we do." This attitude is referred to as the "not invented here" syndrome. Consultants have seen...

Small Business Growth Quiz – 7 Market Focused Questions You Must Ask To Help...

There is a lot of attention directed at small businesses this year. President Obama talked about the need to help and support small businesses in his State of the Union address. And one outcome was the launch of Startup America. Also, states are talking...

Adopt a People-Centric Approach to Improve Customer Satisfaction and Profitability

Does a leader need to be the smartest person in the company to achieve growth and customer satisfaction? No. In fact, being the smartest person in the company can actually impede growth. Some leaders just can't get over "themselves." Yet unfortunately when you suggest...

How to Influence without Positional Authority and Improve Employee Morale Using 3 Simple Strategies

We know what you're thinking... "Influence without positional authority" sounds like an oxymoron and if uttered in the organization, you believe you will have employees wondering about your sanity. Everyone knows that the only way you will get things done in an organization is to...

Succession Planning: How to Meet Future Talent Needs

Many leaders believe succession planning is just a replacement strategy. They think of it as another exercise, a means to an end or a human resources task. They couldn't be more wrong! Succession planning is a talent and organizational improvement initiative that enables your business...

Managing the Transition: How to Face Employee Resistance Head On When Introducing Workplace Changes

A preponderance of managers and supervisors are overly familiar with long sighs and disheartened groans from their employees when they introduce yet another organizational change or a new initiative. And in the aftershock of a devastating recession, the sighs and groans are turning into...

How to Influence Employees to Get Things Done Correctly on Time Without Using Positional...

Can you achieve results without authority? The simple answer is yes. The challenge is how to do it. Each of us have a limited amount of authority. And the positional authority that comes with our title enables us to have some influence, but far less...

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