It’s Time To Get Honest About Work-Life Balance

Posted by Walt Brown on Jun 3, 2020 7:45:00 AM

As owners and founders, If we could have things our way, our employees would gladly give at least 70 hours per week to the business, just like us, and they would do it with perpetual smiles on their faces.

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Topics: Balanced

Taking One Survey Will Change The Way You Do Business

Posted by Walt Brown on May 27, 2020 2:06:00 PM

Over the course of the past 13 years, I’ve interacted with nearly 200 business owners who had questions about optimizing employee engagement within their organizations. It’s not that the organizations were in desperate need of help. On the contrary, some of these businesses were performing very well, and the owners of these companies simply wished to explore the possibility that some ingredients might be missing that would allow these companies to perform even better if they could be discovered.

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Topics: Balanced, Belong, Believe, Accountable, Heard, Developed, Measured

The 90 Day Business Cycle: Why is it Important?

Posted by Walt Brown on May 20, 2020 7:30:00 AM

The 7Q7P Framework is partially built on the presumption that employee buy-in needs to occur on an ongoing basis. Having a single discussion with your workers and having them agree that they belong in your organization is a great start, but things are never static in business, and all of the elements that drive the business forward are constantly changing. In addition to that, the features of your employees’ private lives will also fluctuate as time marches on.

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Topics: Heard, Developed, Measured

Cognizance: What it means to your organization, and how you can achieve it

Posted by Walt Brown on May 13, 2020 11:43:00 AM

Depending on which dictionary you use, the primary definition for the word “cognizance” will vary. According to, cognizance is defined as “perception or knowledge,” and especially “the range of knowledge possible through observation.” In Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, cognizance is primarily defined “a distinguishing mark or emblem,” while defines cognizance as “awareness, realization or knowledge.”

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Topics: Accountable

Two Lessons About Employee Measurement from the World of College Basketball

Posted by Allen Cobb on May 6, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Within the 7 Question - 7 Promise Framework, the matter of employees embracing the ways in which they are measured is an important one. Yet, there are some interesting examples from outside the world of business that shine a spotlight on how success measurements can vary from organization to organization, and why it is essential for people to embrace the ways in which they are measured so that they don’t feel like the metrics being used to gauge their performances are unfair, or unwillingly imposed upon them.

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Topics: Measured

Self Accountability: The Only True Accountability

Posted by Walt Brown on Apr 29, 2020 10:15:00 AM

Within the 7 Question - 7 Promise Framework, we’re big on accountability. We consider it to be not only reasonable but essential that every worker in an organization understands and embraces the ways in which they are accountable.

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Topics: Accountable

Communicating Through Crisis: GO VERBAL - Ensuring your employees still feel heard as they work from home

Posted by Walt Brown on Apr 22, 2020 9:15:00 AM

The Coronavirus pandemic is having a crippling effect on many business organizations throughout the world. Within the 7 Question - 7 Promise Framework, perhaps the area most likely to be compromised by the havoc caused by the spread of this virus and its stifling effect on commerce is the ability for your employees to maintain a “yes” answer to the 5th question “Do I feel heard?”

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Topics: Heard

The Two Front Battle - Focused Employees are Healthier Humans

Posted by Walt Brown on Apr 15, 2020 9:30:00 AM

“The biggest leadership gift you can give right now is helping employees focus productively at work.”

In uncertain times we leaders have it tough because we are fighting a battle on two fronts. We are fighting our own internal battle and we are leading the battle being fought by our organization. Our employees are also fighting two battles, their personal battle and what they are supposed to be doing at work to be productive.

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Topics: Belong, Believe

Why Going Verbal is Always Best for Business

Posted by Walt Brown on Apr 8, 2020 9:45:00 AM

There is a scene from the film We Are Marshall that perfectly conveys the importance of verbal communication if you truly wish to be heard and understood and to have the full significance of your statements appreciated.

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Topics: Believe, Accountable, Developed, Measured

Can your employees answer these 14 questions about their jobs?

Posted by Walt Brown on Apr 1, 2020 2:22:00 PM

We all like to think that our companies are functioning at a high level, but are there hidden inefficiencies lurking within your organization? There is a simple way to get an accurate response to that question.

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Topics: Accountable, Developed, Measured

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