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by Patrick Thean and the Rhythm Team

Getting Your Remote Team's Mojo Back During a Lockdown

Paige Wilcox Tue, Jul 28, 2020 @ 11:03 AM

With the pandemic disrupting expectations for projects and revenue goals for many this year, it's no surprise that a major focus for this and last quarter has been (not so) simply whatever it takes to survive. This survival focus may be manifesting as changes to your business model; keeping heads down—and all hands on deck—on sales and retention; and making unexpected cuts to budgets and personnel.

While this focus is absolutely warranted, it's easy to let company culture fall into the "nice to have" bucket rather than the "need to have" one. During a client's recent Q3 planning session, most of the day's discussion was around priorities that would drive the company's bottom line after a very difficult Q2.

What's Your #1 Business Challenge?

Paige Wilcox Fri, Feb 21, 2020 @ 11:03 AM

What's the #1 challenge affecting your business today? Christine Rutherford, our Head of Growth andStrategic Partnerships, and Juan Sosa, our Rhythm Onboarding and Training Expert, dug in to that topic during their "The Framework to Align Your Strategic Efforts and Your Executive Team" webinar.

The attendees voted and identified the following as their #1 business challenge:

  • 46% - Team Alignment/Execution
  • 41% - Making My Strategic Plan Actionable
  • 30% - Growth
  • 14% - Talent/Building Accountable Teams

Take Action

Paige Wilcox Tue, Jan 28, 2020 @ 11:03 AM

The way to eat an elephant is, of course, to take one bite at a time. With that in mind, have you ever  taken a look at your projects or goals and thought, "How am I going to get this done?" The key to taking on a seemingly overwhelming project is by breaking it down into smaller, more achievable steps (or bites)—what we call Actions in Rhythm.

Actions are a sometimes misunderstood goal type, so I want to help clarify exactly what they are and how to best incorporate them into executing your plans.

Is Your Quarterly Plan Execution Ready?

Paige Wilcox Fri, Dec 6, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

For those of us who operate on a calendar year, 2019 Q4 is well underway, and we'll be in 2020 Q1 before you know it. Don't panic, but do prep! As you take valuable time to plan for the new year and next quarter, you'll want to make sure you have the right Q1 Plan in place—one that has enough energy, focus, financial impact and accountability checks in place to help your team achieve success.

At Our Core

Paige Wilcox Wed, Nov 27, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

One of the biggest draws to being part of the Rhythm Systems team is the way our Core Values are ingrained in each team member and incorporated into our work. They're not just a few cliché words thrown on a poster in the break room that go ignored—they are a living representation of our DNA, how we lead our lives and how we conduct business.

Welcome to Charlotte!

Paige Wilcox Wed, Oct 9, 2019 @ 11:54 AM

We are thrilled to host our 5th Annual Breakthrough Conference once again in Charlotte, NC, this October 24th and 25th, at the Charlotte Marriott City Center. Charlotte is Rhythm Systems' home base, and we want you to enjoy it as much as we do. Here are some recommendations to enhance your stay once the conference is wrapped!

Food:

  1. Dine at 5Church, in walking distance of the Charlotte Marriott City Center, for sophisticated southern cuisine.

Planning for Planning: How to Prepare for a Great Annual Planning Meeting

Paige Wilcox Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 12:41 PM

What makes an Annual Planning session successful? Meaningful discussion around the right topics is a start, but you don't get there by happy accident. To maximize your team's valuable time, you want to make sure your session is set up for success. Here are some tips to lead into the session prepared to make significant breakthroughs in the year ahead.

  1. Set the Date — You should take at least two days (or more) to give the team enough time to discuss, debate and agree on the right Annual Initiatives for the coming year. Try to schedule the session to take place before the year actually starts.

Personal Productivity Essentials

Paige Wilcox Thu, Jul 11, 2019 @ 01:34 PM

In an effort to Keep Smart — which is one of our Core Values here at Rhythm Systems — I recently attended a workshop on "Personal Productivity Essentials" to get some new tips and perspectives from Austin Bristow.

Austin talked a lot about personal discipline, and although "discipline" is a word with some negative connotations, it really should be seen as a process that gives you more freedom—freedom to focus on the things you want to do, freedom to maximize your time, freedom to say "no," etc.

10 Ways Top Level Executives Improve Company Culture (Infographic)

Paige Wilcox Tue, Jun 18, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

A strong company culture is not a nice to have—it's a need to have. Your company's culture touches every part of your business, so don't be fooled by thinking you can put off making changes until later—it's affecting your bottom line right now.

Improving your culture, the team accountability across your company, and your overall employee engagement starts at the top. So what are ways you can lead your team towards a better culture? Here are 10 of them:

The Plight of the Task Delayer

Paige Wilcox Wed, Feb 20, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Do you put off minor to-dos until they build up and become absolutely urgent? Why do we do this to ourselves, and how can we procrastinators break our vicious cycles?

Writer Amanda Mull addressed this very topic in an article in The Atlantic called, "Why People Wait 10 Days to Do Something That Takes 10 Minutes." She cited that many of us fall into a "task delayer" category (as opposed to a "chronic procrastinator," which is described as a more intense but rarer type, thankfully).