4 Ways Management Can Increase Employee Engagement

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 26, 2017 9:07:00 AM

Engaged employees work with greater passion and perseverance. As part of Administrative Professionals Week, Wednesday marks Administrative Professionals Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the work of secretaries, receptionists, administrative assistants, and other administrative support professionals. In honor of this holiday, we’re going to highlight some of the ways that a company’s executive team can show their employees that they appreciate their work and boost employee engagement.

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Topics: employee engagement,, leadership, communication

Women in Business Series Part 3: Interview with a Woman Business Owner

Posted by The Align Team on Mar 29, 2017 8:55:00 AM

In the final section of our Women in Business series, we’ve interviewed Julie Scates, President and Founder of J2T Recruiting Consultants, a boutique Finance and Accounting recruiting firm based out of Denver, Colorado.

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Topics: leadership, founder, business success

Women in Business Series Part 2: Interview with a Managing Director

Posted by The Align Team on Mar 27, 2017 11:13:00 AM

This week as part of our Women in Business series, we interviewed Meredith Schultenover, the Managing Director of Kraft Enterprise Systems LLC.  Kraft is the trusted business partner for fast growing and mid-size businesses looking to deploy business management software solutions.  The Kraft team specializes in NetSuite, Adaptive Insights, and Microsoft Dynamics GP.  

Schultenover started working at Kraft Enterprise Systems in 2001 following a position in consulting at PwC.

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Topics: leadership, entrepreneur, business success

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

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

Thinking Outside-the-Box: How to Inspire Innovation in Your Company

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 18, 2017 8:06:00 AM

Since companies today often need to pivot quickly to accommodate changes in their industries, shifts in customer’s needs, and advances in technology, innovative businesses have a huge advantage. As an entrepreneur, you’re constantly thinking of how to establish new practices and reinvent your organization.

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Topics: employee engagement,, leadership, founder, innovation

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