Stop Micromanaging and Improve Your Business Execution

Posted by The Align Team on Mar 8, 2017 2:16:00 PM

For many leaders, it's difficult to take a step back and delegate your work effectively. Especially as the founder of a company, the desire to micromanage your team members can be overwhelming. When your company started, you may have been the sole employee, or one of a few. You're often used to overseeing every single task and ensuring that things get done your way. But for lasting success, it's important to nip micromanaging in the bud, so that your employees can maximize their professional development and you can make the most out of your time.

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Topics: KPI, Micromanaging, Consistent Growth, team alignment

6 Things Every Business Owner Should Keep in Mind

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 27, 2017 9:01:00 AM

As CEOs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners, you likely have a lot of things to handle on a day-to-day basis. However, there are several things that every business owner should keep in mind in order to scale up your company successfully and see consistent growth.

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Topics: founder, business planning, entrepreneur

3 Ways a Business Management Platform Can Help Align Your Team

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 27, 2017 8:05:00 AM

 As a company founder, you're likely engaged with your business from when the sun comes up until you're so tired you don't even know what time-zone you're in.

Your company has goals, and you’re determined to achieve them. But if your employees aren’t in-tune with your objectives, your growth stalls fast.Find out how a business management platform can keep your team on track and help you align individual and organizational goals.

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Topics: founder, team alignment

The Meeting Rhythm to Scale Up Efficiently

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 24, 2017 11:50:24 AM

If your team is not communicating in a consistent rhythm, it can be difficult for everyone to stay aligned to the same overall company priorities.  Many organizations struggle to find a meeting rhythm that allows their team members to maximize their time and retain an efficient flow of information.

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Topics: scaling up, communication, meeting rhythm

What Ancient Proverbs Can Teach Us About Modern Business Success

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 21, 2017 8:38:00 AM

There’s a reason that many business executives will reference ancient proverbs in their documents and meetings—why? Because many of these platitudes still have relevance today, and there is a great deal that ancient proverbs can teach us about modern business success. We’ll delve into some of the expressions from centuries ago that particularly apply to contemporary entrepreneurs and business owners.

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Topics: leadership, entrepreneur, scaling up, business

6 Ways to Improve Your Workplace Productivity

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 20, 2017 9:40:37 AM

We’ve all felt that drop in productivity during the mid-afternoon slump. Maybe you had a big lunch or stayed up a little too late the night before. No matter your reason, a lapse in productivity affects your ability to complete tasks by their deadlines and execute on your strategic goals. Rather than succumbing to the urge for an afternoon nap, learn 6 ways to improve your workplace productivity and avoid a big drop in efficiency.

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Topics: business planning, engagement, productivity

How to Tell if Your Team's Rhythm is Off

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 17, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Many companies employ the core fundamentals of the Rockefeller Habits in their daily business practices to keep their team aligned to their goals. The habits focus on three main factors which business leaders need to be aware of and incorporate into their strategy: priorities, data, and rhythm.

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Topics: employee management, team alignment, communication

Which Leadership Styles Are the Most Effective?

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 15, 2017 8:07:00 AM

A fantastic leader can make or break an organization. Effective leaders inspire their teams to persevere and achieve their audacious goals, while poor leaders can drive their companies into the mud.

While there are a variety of tactics that leaders can employ, it’s important to consider the benefits of different leadership styles and evaluate which leadership styles are the most effective when your executive team is hoping to scale up your company quickly. With President’s Day approaching and politics an oft-discussed topic, let’s explore the benefits of different leadership styles based on strategies employed by former U.S. presidents.

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Topics: employee management, leadership, founder

Why You Need to Adapt Your Business Strategy

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 10, 2017 8:34:00 AM

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to your business strategy. Every company is different, and your business strategy will need to take your industry, size, and market needs into careful consideration.

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Topics: leadership, business planning, strategy

5 More Business Tools to Help Your Company Scale Up

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 8, 2017 8:06:00 AM

When it comes to growing a successful company, you can never have too many weapons in your arsenal. While we’ve already identified 6 resources to help your team stay aligned, check out 5 more business tools to help your company scale up.

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Topics: business planning, scaling up, innovation

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