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Jim Alampi

Jim Alampi

Guest Writer / Founder of Alampi & Associates

Jim Alampi has spent 30 years helping fledgling startups and massive corporate entities hire and retain top talent. He is the founder of Alampi & Associates, a Detroit-based executive leadership firm and the author of Great to Excellent; It's the Execution! He speaks frequently to CEOs and executive teams on business strategy, human capital and executive leadership. 

Managing Employees

Don't Let Employees Park Their Brains at the Door

Managers should regularly solicit and welcome recommendations, suggestions and input about company processes.
Goals

Stop Thinking Long Term. Execute Strategy 90 Days at a Time.

Taking on bite-size goals makes it more likely that leaders -- and employees -- will remember them.
Run a Better Business

Where People Belong on a Company's Balance Sheet

Finding and retaining talent is one of the biggest challenges for CEOs. Entrepreneurs need to take the hiring process seriously.
Inspiring Your Team

Great CEOs Deal With 'Elephants' First

It's easier and more pleasant to deal only with the positive, fun stuff. But leaders should tackle the tough problems and critical conflicts.
Managing Employees

How a Warm Body Sometimes Can Be Worse Than Nobody at All

A business owner knows that an employee isn't successful at a job but isn't doing anything about it. What's the right way to proceed?
Take It From The Pros

No C Players in Leadership Positions, Please

Great CEOs will critically assess their managers to detect those not performing at the highest level.
Change

Faster Growth Equals Greater Complexity. Are Your Employees Ready for Change?

Staffers open to a business evolving can help the organization better position itself for expansion.
Growth Strategies

Don't Just Grow for Growth's Sake. Have a Plan.

Your company shouldn't stand still, but it shouldn't sprint either.
Inspiring Your Team

How to Avoid Hiring Duds

While executives act like they have their hands on the pulse, often they miss the mark when it comes to hiring. Here are a few ways to make sure you land rock-stars and not complete duds.