How Leaders Can Bring Balance to their Organization

One of the more important traits of a well-run organization can be unequivocally summed up with one word: balance. Here at Diamond Strategy Group, we know that true balance is vital to success and maintenance of any organization – whether it be a small start up with one employee, or a well-known industry giant. No […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF EFFECTIVE ONBOARDING

It’s gratifying when a candidate turns into an employee. You’ve recruited your perfect fit. Effective onboarding of new employees is critical to team building as well as to company culture. By contrast, in all solid corporations both small and large, much effort goes into the recruiting process and drawing the brightest talent into your team. […]

Powerful Ways To Negotiate Within Your Organization

If you work in a business, chances are you negotiate every day. Some may negotiate million dollar deals with customers, while others may face the challenge of negotiating within their own organization. Luckily, negotiating is a skill that gets better the more you do it. So, the next time you find yourself in a negotiation, […]

HOW BEING A ‘YES’ PERSON IS KILLING YOUR PRODUCTIVITY AND HOW TO SAY NO

In order to be successful in work and life, there is a simple two-letter word we need to learn to say more often…“no”. This may seem counterproductive to some people who may ask, “but if I turn down tasks, won’t it look as though I am not a team player?” Nonsense. We must remember that […]

HOW TO MOTIVATE AN UNENGAGED EMPLOYEE

Engagement is the new buzzword. Employee engagement. Leadership engagement. Customer and client engagement. But what of the unengaged? Unengaged employees cost thousands of dollars in loss to companies every day. With that, it’s important to tap into all of the resources available to motivate an unengaged employee. 2 Steps to Motivate an Unengaged Employee Step […]

WHY DOES FEEDBACK MATTER TO YOUR TEAM

At times, it can seem like feedback can be discouraging in the workplace. However, being a leader means supporting your employees, encouraging them, and providing feedback on their efforts. Without feedback, your employees won’t bloom into their best possible self or improve their efforts. They also may not feel appreciated if they are never given […]

HOW TO HANDLE A TEAM REORGANIZATION DURING A COMPANY MERGER & ACQUISITION

Merging with another company can put a decrease on employee morale. When this happens there are the possibility of layoffs, relocation, and a lot of overall change. Employees may become a part of a different team, new location, and even a new country – all with the same expectation of making great work and overall […]

IS LEAN SIX SIGMA RIGHT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION?

The Lean Six Sigma was originally created to eliminate waste and improve manufacturing quality to no more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities. Banks have used the Lean Six Sigma to support their growth strategy, financial services companies have used it to put mergers on track, and retailers have used it to increase efficiency while […]