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Holly Katko
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Good article on customer relationships. Establishing that relationship with customers is more than good customer service, it also means listening to and collaborating on what they want and solving their problems.
Success in this climate requires listening to your customers, establishing their trust, and changing your relationship with them in fundamental ways.
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Good thoughts on thoughts and doing. Get away from the task list for some time everyday. Think of your vision and your organization's vision. Be creative in new ways to grow. It will be worth the time.
Here’s the truth: No one ever reached unimaginable heights or made millions by hitting “reply” all day. It’s easy to do—and we all do it. Email is nothing more than our effort to get others to help us with our own to-do lists. And that’s fine—but if it consumes the [...]
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Good insights on some ways to promote employee engagement. Having leadership actively involved in training and learning to improve hard skills and soft skills is critical to employee engagement. This can have a "trickle-down effect" on the organization.  
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Great article on leadership development. It is critical for leaders to continue to grow in their skills and have your team pursuing new skills. Keeping consistency with the training of new skills as well as the consistency in maintaining and advancing current skills. 
Studies by the Hay Group, Aon Hewitt, Towers Watson, Gallup, and other consulting firms have clearly established the important role leaders play in an employee’s well-being, engagement, and perform...
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Good thoughts on improving communication. Getting to know what matters to your team members and reframing communication are critical aspects in leadership.
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Good ideas on building and growing a culture in your organization. Make determinations on which team members need to take their skills to the next level. Implement a training program not only to raise the skill levels but to increase employee engagement.
Building company culture is a revenue-generating activity in the long-term, so make it a priority today.
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Excellent thoughts on what to say everyday in leadership. Or a couple of times per day. Another critical question to ask everyday is "What are your thoughts on this?" Improving engagement and collaboration as well as formulating new ideas.
If you want to lead a team toward a goal, you need to make sure they know how their daily work connects to the overall objectives. Here's how to make that happen, with one meeting every week.
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Good thoughts on communication. It is critical to provide opportunities for two-way communication. Do not waste productive time, apply the pertinent and constructive feedback to the team and management immediately.  Develop a culture that promotes this.
Without feedback, you'll never know what you're doing right--and wrong.
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Good thoughts on successful attributes. It is critical to determine your strengths but also critical to have consistent development of them. Establish goals with your mentor on the most effective path.
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Good article on hiring attributes. The ideal candidate and then performer should be collaborative but also take initiative to lead with new trends or ideas. Help others around them perform at a higher level.
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Holly Katko U-Connect, Inc.
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Business Consulting and Business Training

I strive to give my clients, whether they are presidents, CEO’s, department heads, or employees of corporations or entrepreneurs starting their own business, the tools to succeed professionally or personally. My goal is to get individuals and companies to the next level. This involves training tools and programs designed to facilitate those results.

Public Speaking

My 20 years of experience in public speaking provides the depth clients desire in presentations. This comes from my passion to help others; whether it's speaking to small groups, major corporations or keynotes. When developing programs a client needs, customization and research are my specialties in providing all my presentations.

Entrepreneurship

I also hold a passion for entrepreneurship. I started my company in 2000 and understand the critical steps in becoming an entrepreneur. My Entrepreneur You – One Day Workshop is designed to get entrepreneurs started and confident in those early decisions and steps, also, to develop the reasons and passion. 

Insurance Consulting

My expertise in insurance consulting comes from the knowledge that business owners and entrepreneurs want to have peace of mind when growing or starting their business. It is a critical infrastructure component where errors are costly. From owning my own company, I see the advantage of having expert and up-to-date information in all insurance needs.
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