The Cost of Nothing


Doing something costs something. Doing nothing costs something. And, quite often, doing nothing costs a lot more. - Ben Feldman [Photo by rawpixel at Unsplash

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Greatness Comes At A Cost

Joseph Lalonde

Greatness comes at a cost. A cost many people aren’t willing to pay. Greatness will cost you: Your time. Many times people don’t reach the level of greatness within them because they’re unwilling to pay the cost to be great.

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The Cost of Unclear Expectations

Nathan Magnuson

When an entire team is involved, the level of effort, time and cost adds up quickly. This is where the cost really multiplies. And this doesn’t factor in the cost of morale lost in the process! The post The Cost of Unclear Expectations appeared first on Nathan Magnuson. I’m told that one quote preachers try to live by is, “If it’s foggy in the pulpit, it’s cloudy in the pew.”

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The Cost of Distrust

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Cost of Distrust appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. More and more often I find that a centerpiece of leadership training we design for Clients has trust – understanding it and understanding how to build it – as an important component.

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Executive Briefing Cost Reduction Opportunity: Inventory Optimization

Strategy Driven

Safe, Reliable, Cost Effective… Economic demands place increasing pressure on executive and managers to reduce costs while maintaining high levels of operational safety, reliability, and efficiency.

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Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Distraction

Strategy Driven

Buy access to Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Distraction and gain access to it and the accompanying tool for just $2! All workplace environments have distractions diverting employees’ attention and diminishing productivity.

The Cost of Employee Absenteeism

Great Leadership By Dan

The reasons employees may be absent from work are varied and many but the bottom line is, absenteeism has a larger cost associated with it than many people realize. While initially costly, the long-term benefits are well worth it.

Everything Has A Cost

Lead Change Blog

On a coaching call this past December with one of my clients, we were discussing his 2014 goals for his business. He is a successful business owner and leader, very much a Type A personality, works long and hard, and loves his family.

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IT Cost Levers

Crossderry Blog

It’s useful because it reminds us that just because we get billed for mobile in one package, we should decompose the costs like we would for other capabilities. It’s worth the time to break bundled costs down: you may need to differentiate service levels among your customers or find that mobile is providing capability that makes other options redundant (e.g., It could be confusing because the costs aren’t as easily severable as other capabilities.

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Cut The Costs of Your Business Without Cutting Corners

Strategy Driven

In business, being able to keep costs as low as possible is key to get the maximum return for your business. But what many businesses get confused with, is the fact that cutting costs doesn’t have to jeopardise jobs or quality in your business or product. Reduce Overhead Costs.

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Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Hidden Costs 25 As a business leader, if you think “costs” are only the ones where you spend real money, think again. Have you ever realized the costs of: having an inefficient leadership team? These are costs too!

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Personnel Costs


Tim Berry shows how to calculate the hourly cost of an employee

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Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Productivity Loss

Strategy Driven

Buy access to Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Productivity Loss and gain access to it and the accompanying tool for just $2!

Tips to Reduce Insurance Costs for Your Business

Strategy Driven

However, even though you might appreciate the importance of having various types of insurance to protect your business, you might still be burdened by just how much it costs. Controlling insurance costs is possible in some ways, though, including by following these tips.

Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Litigation, Fines, and Payouts

Strategy Driven

Such occurrences represent large one-time costs associated with court mandated payouts as well as reduced productivity, heightened distraction, and elevated attrition. Buy access to Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Litigation, Fines, and Payouts for just $2!

Alternative Selection – More Efficient Processes Can Increase Costs

Strategy Driven

There is a common misperception that being more efficient necessarily equates to being more cost effective. While seemingly desirable to be more efficient, the benefits may not necessarily be cost reductions.

“10Minutes on sustainable cost reduction” from PWC

First Friday Book Synopsis

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7 High Costs of Good Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Costly. Here are 7 high costs of good leadership: Personal agenda – Good leaders give up their personal desires for the good of others, the team or the organization. I’ve identified 7 costs of leadership. What costs of leadership have you discovered?

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7 High Costs of Leadership Every Leader Should Pay

Ron Edmondson

If we desire to be leaders it should cost us something. Here are 7 high costs of leadership: Personal agenda. This one should never be intentional, but when you are leading change…when it involves risk and unknowns – this will often be for a season a significant cost.

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7 Hidden Costs of Attempting to Eliminate Risk

Ron Edmondson

There are hidden costs involved in a leader who is overly cautious. Here are 7 hidden costs of attempting to eliminate risk: Limited growth. The post 7 Hidden Costs of Attempting to Eliminate Risk appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

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Employee Turnover Costs Millions of Dollars

Chart Your Course

An employee leaving your company costs you in a multitude of ways. You have to find a replacement, of course, but you’ll also find a cost to productivity as other employees make up for the loss as well as possibly fumble through skills or knowledge they don’t have.

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A Critical Team Building Mistake to Avoid At All Costs

Lead Change Blog

Please Don’t Do This. Last week I spoke with a company executive who said, “People are upset, can you help us with some team-building?” ” I replied, “Probably not.”

The Shocking Costs of Hiring Mistakes … And The Secrets to Avoiding Them

The Empowered Buisness

One steep costly blindspot that I have observed in working with leaders is the unconscious avoidance, denial and/or toleration of under-performing employees. Shocking costs of hiring mistakes. More commonly known as the cost of a mis-hire.

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No Cost and Low Cost Reward & Recognition Strategies to Boost Performance Webinar

Chart Your Course

No Cost and Low Cost Reward & Recognition Strategies to Boost Performance. During this fast-paced webinar you will learn about many no-cost and low-cost reward and recognition techniques. Tue, Dec 6, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST. Cost: $99.

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Low-Cost Tools


CoolTools has a holiday gift guide and several items are tempting

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Three Leadership Commitments that Cost Little but Payoff Big

Leadership Freak

The unimaginative and uncommitted blame lack of money for lack of action. But you don’t need money, position, or resources to make a positive difference where you work. All you need to bring… Continue reading → Leading

David Grossman Releases New eBook On How To Get Employees On Your Side During Cost Cuts

Eric Jacobson

"Talking to employees about cost cuts is a difficult job for leaders and communicators, yet it is vitally important to get it right, especially now that it is such a big part of the way businesses function," explains communications expert, David Grossman.

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Employee Turnover – The Hidden Cost

Chart Your Course

What is employee turnover costing you? A successful business is always looking for ways to cut costs and increase revenues, so they can grow their profits. Employee retention is important because employee turnover costs time, money and productivity. The cost to replace new staff can be as high as 60 percent of an employee’s annual salary, SHRM reports. There are many tasks involved in running a successful business.

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The High Cost of Feedback Left Unspoken

Management Excellence

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Career Emerging Leaders Leadership Leadership Caffeine feedback how the world sees you self-narrative

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Improving the System to Reduce Costs Isn’t Equal to Cost Cutting

Deming Institute

Real benefits come when managers begin to understand the profound difference between “cost cutting” and “eliminating the causes of costs.” Cutting costs by fiat via executive orders reduces the capability of the organization. Those costs are often born by customers. In the short term reducing costs in such a manner improves the financial statements. Minimizing costs in one place can often lead to maximizing costs in another.

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Alternative Selection – Total Cost of Ownership

Strategy Driven

All too often, executives and planners focus on the cost of implementing a project and omit recognition of the other associated costs accompanying the resulting outputs once the project is completed. Many project costs often go unrecognized.

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The Most Cost Effective Way To Engage Your People

Lead Change Blog

And for all the note card, bell ringing, and public praise methods, each author agrees on the most simple and cost effective method for engaging their people. Do you remember Bob Nelson’s series of books “ 1001 Ways “?

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Sussing The Biz Costs And Paying For Success

Strategy Driven

Spending and costs are important factors to consider when you set up your company. Starting at the very beginning, we need to look at the overall costs of a new company in year one. On average it costs around 30K to get a new company up and running. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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The Cost of Presence in Your Organization

Anese Cavanaugh

It was costing them roughly $288K a year. This number did not include lost opportunity costs, nor any hard costs. You’ll have an idea of your soft costs. The post The Cost of Presence in Your Organization appeared first on Anese Cavanaugh. Originally shared on in partnership with Switch & Shift’s Leadership Presence Series. Conservatively.

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One Common Interviewing Mistake That Will Cost You the Job

Let's Grow Leaders

My phone rang. Colin was exasperated. “Karin, I thought I NAILED the interview. The owner seemed pleased with all my answers, and I had great stories for all his behavior-based interview questions.

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How Not Looking out for the Small Costs in Business can Stack up Against You

Women on Business

Women On Business Sponsors business costsWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

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Preview Thursday: Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It

Lead Change Blog

The following is a preview of Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It by Etienne Deffarges. The result is high costs (literally trillions of dollars), poor results, deepening social inequality, and the erosion of public trust.

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The High Professional Cost of Your Inability to Trust

Management Excellence

Learning to Trust The High Cost of Distrust trustTrust is one of those terms that is casually tossed around in business conversations and management literature, yet for each and every one of us, the decision to trust someone is a deep and difficult personal decision.

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How a Disengaged Workforce is Costing You Money

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Jüri Kaljundi As a CEO, I make sure that at the end of the week I know what every member of my team is up to and they know that I know. Because I believe that … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building Communication engagement teamwork

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The Cost Of Not Training Your Employees Will Shock You!

Strategy Driven

Yet, if you gave them a choice of getting in a car with someone who had passed their test or someone who hadn’t passed their test, they would take the former no matter what the cost difference was. You just finished reading The Cost Of Not Training Your Employees Will Shock You! !

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5 High Costs of Character

Ron Edmondson

Being a man or woman of character doesn’t come without some cost associated. Here are 5 high costs to pay for having character: Ignoring the right to get even… Forfeiting profit over integrity… Refusing personal gain for the greater good… Resisting temptation when no one would know… Forgiving when it hurts… Of course, not all of these require sacrificing character. What other costs would you add to my list?

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13 Cost-Free Ways to Ignite Energy

Leadership Freak

Disrespect feels like a pat on the head, followed by a closing door. Disrespect encourages your inner accuser to whisper, “You don’t matter.” Disrespect increase sick days, slow downs, and paybacks. Nearly 80% of… Continue reading → Taking others higher Motivation Encouragement Leadership Development Leadership organizational success

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Instinctively Reactive Leaders – Another Cost


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Instinctively Reactive Leadership – Another Cost A few weeks back, I wrote about “ toxic leadership ” and how it is a huge cost to organizations. This week, I was led to think about another cost – “reactive leadership”. P.S.: Read this earlier post “ To Err is Human – Treating People When They Make Mistakes ” to see another example of reactive leadership and its cost.

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