All posts by The Alexander Group Team

Smart Business Moves: Heading Back to In-Office Work

With the announcement he is requiring all employees back to resume in-office work, Elon Musk weighed in on a polarizing topic now being discussed in boardrooms, headquarters, and small businesses worldwide. The truth of the matter is there is no one-size-fits-all answer for business owners and managers who are facing this predicament. On the one hand, the […]

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Small Business Culture and Success: Making the Connection

The thing about business culture is that it’s so hard to define – there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, and each strategy is as unique as the business it belongs to. It’s challenging for small business owners with a small staff to know where to start building a culture that breeds success. Ultimately, taking that first step […]

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Cost of Hanging on to Toxic Employees

The Real Cost of Hanging on to Toxic Employees

Cost of Hanging on to Toxic Employees. Nearly everyone has worked at a company with a toxic employee (If you haven’t, count yourself lucky). Even businesses that are lauded as being a “Best Place to Work” can run into problems by hiring a bad apple. Toxicity can range from bullying to sexual harassment to workplace […]

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How Your Emotional Intelligence Can Impact Your Business

Have you mastered the art of getting to the point? It’s a sure sign that you’re working on your emotional intelligence as a business leader, something that’s been the topic of our conversations during this month’s client coaching sessions.  Consider three common challenges that entrepreneurs face: Lack of clear goals and objectives, hyperfocus on their […]

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How to Retain Talent In a Hot Job Market

With an ongoing pandemic and swelling numbers of white-collar employees resigning for greener pastures, the conversation continues among our peer group members: What will it take to retain talent and pay them fairly? In reviewing a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, I noted that inflation is at its highest rate in nearly 40 […]

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Influencing Company Culture by Building Self-Understanding

By now, the world knows the story of the dot-com CEO who fired 900 employees on a Zoom call. There’s no arguing this was a decidedly bad business move, and owners and leaders of businesses of all sizes need to understand why. The CEO in question is Vishal Garg of online mortgage originator Better.com, and […]

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Business Owner’s Discipline in a Post-Pandemic World

If you’re a business owner, you’ve heard us talk about the importance of employee retention in today’s post-pandemic environment. With the labor shortage and more employees thinking about work/life balance as we come out of the lockdown, we emphasized steps to keep your current employees happy. That remains the case, and it’s still much easier […]

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