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Strategies' Incubator Day Two with SALON TODAY 200 Salon Owners!

Strategies' Incubator Day Two on Monday, March 19, 2012. SALON TODAY 200 salon owners returned for another business building day where they were taught how to improve Team Service in their salons and how to implement Team-Based Pay.

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Neil Ducoff with Stacey Soble

After greeting salon owners with a Monday morning blog for three years, Strategies Founder Neil Ducoff talks about how he's going to be waking them up with words of wisdom in what promises to be another award-winning book.

Salon Today 200 Members Attend Strategies' Incubator

It was a successful day today at Strategies' Incubator session for Salon Today 200 owners in Centerbrook, Connecticut. Read the story!

Neil Ducoff with Stacey Soble

Neil Ducoff, the CEO and founder of Strategies and the award-winning author of "No-Compromise Leadership" will help salon owners at the ABS business forum go home with no compromises. Here, he talks about what that means.

Neil Ducoff's No-Compromise Leadership Tour

Neil Ducoff, founder/CEO of Strategies and author of the award-winning “No-Compromise Leadership: A Higher Standard of Leadership and Behavior,” is going on tour to help business owners and managers use the book’s concepts to make 2011 the best year ever.

The Case for Team-Based Pay

In a recent post to SALON TODAY's LinkedIn page, reader Joann Lefebvre posted the following question: "Any ideas on how to handle commissioned employees when a salon/spa offers promotional pricing for services and products?" I couldn't resist the opportunity to join the online dialog to talk about the benefits of team-based pay.

The Year of Change

2009 will be remembered as the year the rules of business changed. The year began with the economy in the throws of the worst global recession on record. Business leaders were being pummeled by one ugly piece of economic news after another. Unemployment was soaring, financial institutions were crashing, automakers were on life support, and the government was doling out bailout and stimulous money like Halloween candy. Simply put, consumers and businesses alike initiated a lock-down on spending.

What Your Employees are Afraid to Tell You

The usual talk among leaders is about needed conversations with employees regarding behavior and performance issues. And for those conversations that are guaranteed to raise your blood pressure, there are some fine books available, such as "Fierce Conversations" and "Crucial Conversations" to help you through. But what happens when employees need to tell you about issues with your behavior and performance as their leader?

What's on your Compromise List?

Every leader has one. It's that list of leadership projects, tasks and responsibilities that you prefer to avoid, ignore or bestow with your highest level of procrastination. It is truly amazing how you can find a zillion low-level things to do rather than tackle your compromise list and check off a few items.

Are You Keeping your Promise to the Customer?

Follow the four strategies that ensure your brand keeps its promise to your customers.