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Coaching Top Performing Employees | Alliance Resource Group

As a manager, communication with your team is critical for success. Well-executed communication strategies boost productivity, trust, and engagement. Consistent discussion helps employees connect with company culture, perform at their highest levels, and reach their full potential. For these reasons, you need to have individual, 5-minute coaching sessions with your entire team each month.     Contact Alliance Resource… Read more »

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Books on Effective Leadership

As a manager, you inspire your team with integrity, authority, and enthusiasm. One way to continue to do this is by reading books about leadership. Regularly taking in reflections and advice on leading your team provides insightful, practical advice to implement on an ongoing basis. Here are three management books you should be reading.    When it comes time… Read more »

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by Jennifer Hannigan, CEO of Alliance Resource Group After nearly a year of working remotely, I’ve spent more time with Zoom than my own children. And I’ve got a few things to say. I’ve Zoomed with my team. I’ve Zoomed with clients. I’ve interviewed dozens of candidates, hosted a Zoom webinar, talked to my kids’… Read more »

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Reviewing Organizational Expenses

If you started a company in 2020, congratulations! You put a lot of thought and hard work into making your vision a reality. Of course, one of your top priorities is tracking your spending. Since the year is nearly half done, you must be sure to review your organizational expenses. This number will affect the amount you can deduct on your tax… Read more »

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CHRO and CFO

COVID-19 has been a once-in-a-lifetime disrupter for talent, with unemployment at record rates and many companies forced to furlough or lay off huge chunks of their workforce. Our recent Southern California survey of CFOs reports 52 percent of companies are currently hiring or expect to be by the end of Q3. Rebuilding teams and navigating… Read more »

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Interview questions

Well, it depends. Whether you’re seeking a new role or not, you should always take a recruiter’s call. Listen to them, keep an open mind and if you’re intrigued set up the interview. Even if you’re perfectly happy with your current job, it pays to be actively managing your career. In today’s turbulent job market, it… Read more »

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Deploying "Yes And" Strategies in Business

One pillar of improvisation is the acceptance principle of “yes, and…”. When someone in a scene states something, others accept it as truth and build on the reality. For instance, one person might say, “Thank you for cleaning the kitchen! It looks amazing.” Another person might respond, “Since you had to leave right away to help your… Read more »

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Last month we surveyed CEOs and CFOs throughout Southern California about the impact of COVID-19. While virtually all those surveyed said they’d experienced an adverse impact, an impressive 52% said they were currently hiring or expect to be by the end of Q3. This data point was backed up by an unexpectedly strong jobs report… Read more »

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CFO financial planning

As California continues to slowly reopen, we’re all grappling with the same issues. What is the real financial impact on our business and how do we capitalize on the recovery? We’re recasting financials weekly if not daily and are starting to get a grasp on what reopening looks like. Two weeks ago, we surveyed our… Read more »

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Value of Daily Meditation

Like many busy executives, you most likely manage stress by eating healthy foods, exercising daily, and getting enough sleep at night. To further enhance your overall well-being, you may want to add meditation to your list of daily habits. Remaining under stress for long periods of time can result in headaches, anxiety, depression, heart disease, and other health concerns. Fortunately, one of… Read more »