Illuminate Business Advisors

Illuminate Business Advisors
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How To Give Feedback
Nov 21, 2019 • 4 min
Do you struggle with how to give constructive feedback? Are you using the “sandwich” method? Listen to Richard and Greg discuss the best way to give feedback to team members.
Performance Management Process
Oct 11, 2019 • 10 min
Having a performance management process is extremely important for enhancing the overall performance of your company. Getting everyone on the same page with goals and tools needed to achieve those goals will help your company run much more efficiently.
Conative Cloning and the Challenges with Organizational Change
Jul 15, 2019 • 7 min
Most businesses need to continually improve systems and processes to facilitate and continue growth. But many have a blind spot called conative cloning that can make organizational change difficult. Richard discusses shares a real world example, how to…
Stop Training People the Same Way
Jul 8, 2019 • 14 min
Most employee training programs fit the trainee into the existing system. One problem with this approach is that everyone processes information, learns, and initiates action differently. Learn a better approach for training, by uncovering instinctive…
The Best Tool You’ve Never Heard of for Hiring
Jul 1, 2019 • 16 min
The Best Tool You’ve Never Heard of for Hiring by Illuminate Business Advisors
The Best Assessments for Your Business
Jun 24, 2019 • 8 min
The world is not short on assessments you can use for your business. Which ones though are most useful? Richard discusses the 3 parts of the mind, assessments that measure each part, and which ones are most impactful.
Components of Effective Leadership
Jun 17, 2019 • 11 min
What makes a good leader? Is it charisma, management training, or somethings else? In this episode, Richard discusses common habits he has witnessed in effective leaders and how understanding strengths is an important component.
Kolbe Action Mode Part 4 - Implementor
Apr 15, 2019 • 9 min
Can you measure how people handle space and tangibles? Why you should care when hiring, training, and working in teams.
Kolbe Action Mode Part 3 - Quick Start
Apr 8, 2019 • 9 min
Everyone has a different method of dealing with risk and uncertainty. Learn how to measure this to increase success in hiring, training and ldeading teams.
Kolbe Action Mode Part 2 - Follow Thru
Apr 1, 2019 • 8 min
Can you measure how people organize? Learn how knowing this can change the way you hire, train, and improve employee engagement. Richard discusses how using the Kolbe A Index can bring clarity and insight.
Kolbe Action Mode Part 1 - Fact Finder
Mar 25, 2019 • 10 min
Can you measure how much information someone needs before taking action? Have you measured this in yourself and the people around you? Learn a simply way to measure this and the impact on hiring, training, and employee engagement.
Bad Employee or Leadership Failure?
Mar 11, 2019 • 9 min
Sometimes we have employees that are simply a bad fit. But sometimes we have good employees that don’t work out or leave our organizations. Learn about how to learn more about your employees, using a scientifically validated tool that measures strengths.…
A Better Way To Hire, Train, And Lead - Understanding Fact Finder
Feb 25, 2019 • 15 min
Everyone needs different am;ounts of information and data before taking action. Learn how to measure this and the importance of how this impacts hiring, training, and leading. Music: Computer by State Shirt Music can be found at…
Two of the Biggest Hiring Mistakes
Feb 11, 2019 • 11 min
A bad hire can cost time, money, and be extremely frustrating. Richard discusses a tool that can help you avoid 2 of the biggest hiring mistakes. Music: Computer by State Shirt Music can be found at Music has be altered and…
Clients want a Personal Relationship
Jan 28, 2019 • 10 min
In recent podcasts, Richard talks about how to deliver what clients want. First, you have to ask them what they want and value. The second step is to identify ways to drive value. Our financial planning and wealth management clients say they want a…
A Complaint is a Gift
Jan 14, 2019 • 8 min
How can a complaint be a gift? Taken from the book, A complaint is a Gift, Richard discusses an effective and repeatable complaint response formula. Learn how to use a client and customer issue to drive effective organizational change. Music: Computer by…
Does Your Team Know How to Win The Week?
Dec 31, 2018 • 13 min
Owners, entrepreneurs, and team leaders tend to have very clear metrics for their successful week. One key to their success is being able to delegate to team members. Team members often view a winning week as getting all of their assigned tasks completed.…
We Have A New Name!
Dec 17, 2018 • 10 min
Dvorak & Associates Coaching has changed to Illuminate Business Advisors. Learn more about what has changed and our services. Music: Computer by State Shirt Music can be found at Music has be altered and repurposed for and by Richard…
My Experience with Conative Stress
Oct 8, 2018 • 14 min
Have you ever heard of conative stress? Learn about this potential productivity killer including how to identify it, why you shouldn’t mistake it with burn out, and tips for addressing. Music: Computer by State Shirt Music can be found at…
Conation in Action Part 3 - Practical Applications
Sep 10, 2018 • 15 min
Richard revisits the topic of conation and how this impacts teamwork. Hear an example of how this concept is used to create synergy with two very different team members. Music: Computer by State Shirt Music can be found at Music has…