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Issue 42 | 5 july 2019
The Melting Pot
 
 
 
HOW TO BRING FOCUS AND CLARITY TO YOUR BUSINESS
 
Is your company in overwhelm? Doing too much but never seeming to move forward? Time and again, I see this in the clients I coach.  When I speak to employees or interview leadership teams, this is often their biggest frustration. As they grow and take on more business, they feel pulled in different directions and lose their sense of forward momentum. 

 
 
 
THE MELTING POT PODCAST
 
How To Create a Great Environment for Your Employees

In this week's podcast, Dom's talking to Jenny Kitchen, MD of Yoyo Design.  Her company specialises in designing digital solutions so every brand can tell its own story and create genuine user engagement.  Jenny was crowned Young Business Person of the Year for 2016 at the RTW Business Awards and recognized by BIMA as one of the Hot 100 in digital for the past 3 years—all for her incredible achievement growing Yoyo. But since winning, she hasn’t rested on her laurels. Instead, she has channelled her energy into growing the business further, ensuring the team she created and moulded are motivated, inspired, driven and delivering work that is considered and beautifully presented. 
 
 
 
 
DEAR HBR
Work can be frustrating. How can you get along with that maddening coworker? Figure out what your unapproachable boss really wants? Motivate your demoralized team? "Dear HBR:" is here to help. With empathy, experience, and humor, veteran Harvard Business Review editors and co-hosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn explore solutions to your workplace dilemmas. Bolstered by insights from guests and academic research, they help you navigate thorny situations to find a better way forward.
 
FUTURE PERFECT
Explore provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. Vox’s Dylan Matthews tackles big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, fight global warming, and end world poverty to create a more perfect future.
 
 
 
Making Empathy Central to Your Company Culture
In Tim Cook’s 2017 MIT commencement address, he warned graduates, “People will try to convince you that you should keep empathy out of your career.  Don’t accept this false premise.” The Apple CEO is not alone in recognizing and emphasizing the importance of empathy — the ability to share and understand others’ emotions — at work. At the time of his remarks, 20% of U.S. employers offered empathy training for managers. In a recent survey of 150 CEOs, over 80% recognized empathy as key to success.
 
3 Ways to Drive Energy in Your Workplace
One of our co-founders, Professor Wayne Baker, has a new article in the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior on how to harness energy in your organization.
The article is about how understanding energy and energizing others can rally support for an innovation and aids the diffusion of an innovation in an organization.
 
The Real Secret to Employee Engagement
Employees crave feedback. Your organization’s culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. Your competencies should be measured and your weaknesses shored up. Leadership is a thing.
 
 
 
The Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations
In The Loyalist Team, the authors explain the ways teams break down and provide clear examples of the most toxic, dysfunctional teams that hamper progress. Readers will undoubtedly see their own experiences in revealing profiles of low-performing teams such as Saboteur Teams, Benign Saboteur Teams, and Situational Loyalist Teams. But wherever their current team falls on the spectrum, readers will find an accessible way to understand their own team dynamic, diagnose problems, and take the necessary steps to become the best kind of team--a Loyalist Team--that consistently delivers extraordinary value.
Take It to the Next Level: What Got You Here, Won't Get You There
One of the most influential business coaches of our time, Marshall Goldsmith helps businesspeople pinpoint career-harming behaviors, understand why they engage in them and, most importantly―stop. Here, Goldsmith teams up with leading sales thought leaders Don Brown and Bill Hawkins to help you break the habits that specifically damage sales relationships. This dream team’s combined clients have increased their sales from 5 to 30 percent―and their gross profit up to 50 percent! In short, their approach works.
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
10th July 2019 - Scaling Up Business Workshop, London

Join Alan Miltz author of MyCashflow Story and Neale Lewis, certified Gazelles International coach on a powerful one day Scaling Up masterclass

24th September 2019 - Scale-up Summit, London

A powerful one day summit designed to provide the very best business education and latest tools to organisations seeking to scale-up fast.  Verne Harnish, author of 'Scaling Up' and 'Mastering the Rockefeller Habits' will be the keynote speaker.

15th - 16th October 2019 - Scale-up Summit, Anaheim, California

This Summit is tailored to business owners interested in growing their companies. Over the course of two days, these scaling executives and their teams will learn from award-winning authors as they reveal their findings for building better leadership, strategy, marketing, sales, operations, and finance.

29th - 30th January 2020 - Velocity², Create and Manage Growth at Scale, London

Velocity² brings together the founders and executive teams of leading scaleups, investors and experts from across Europe for two days of business growth inspiration. 
 
 
 
Dominic Monkhouse
 
 
Dominic offers business coaching and management development, strategy planning and organisational change, using tried and tested methods to launch your organisation onto an unparalleled growth trajectory. His programme is a function of his broad experience, his deep expertise and a proven process used by over 2,700 firms
worldwide.
 
 
 
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