Professional Outsiders
Seeing, saying and doing what insiders can’t or won’t to improve leadership performance and business results. For over twenty years my partners and I have been providing solutions to business challenges such as these as professional outsiders.
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Executive in New Role

The executive is new to the position. Expectations are high for quick action. Building relationship of trust with the team, a new strategic direction for sustainable growth and long term business success.

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Executive Team Effectiveness & Business Growth

The executives are smart, driven leaders with histories of accomplishment. Yet it seems like the team and the business are driving with the brakes on in the face of the essential changes needed.

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Building Future Leaders

The current leadership team does not exhibit the perspective or skills which will lead the future of the business.

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The faster you’re going, the harder it is to stay on the road. And both life and business always seem to be moving more rapidly. Outside the Turn is where things can get dangerous. Professional Outsider Randy Boek helps you gets you through it with insights and knowledge. Push beyond the norm, past the way you’ve looked at things before. Play to win … rather than to not lose. Innovate, challenge yourself and your company. Be the leader who redefines yourself, your team, your business. The world is changing faster and in greater volume than ever. Are you?

5 Team Building Strategies That Actually Work

Team building is a lot more than ropes courses and happy hours. Here are a few practices that will get you results.

The word “team” has become the catch-all word to define people who work together. In reality, it’s a different story. Building a high performing team is an alchemy of the science of human behavior and the art of communication. Just like anything else worthwhile, it’s challenging and at times arduous work. Like a Porsche
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Mother Knows Best, In Business and in Life

Your Mom probably taught you that forks go on the left and to always say please and thank you. Those lessons may be more important than you think in business. Here’s how.

Growing up with the guidance of a good mom is a gift that keeps on giving. A significant percentage of us were fortunate to have grown up with a good mom, who taught and demanded good manners. Not so for all leaders, team members, and colleagues. Some who know better default to jerk under
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Apologies

In business, there will always be times when you need to say “sorry.” From owning up to your mistakes, to taking positive action moving forward, here’s some Professional Outsider insight on apologies.

“Never say you’re sorry. It’s a sign of weakness.” This is rule #6 of Special Agent Gibbs, leader of the Navy Criminal Investigative Services team on the show, NCIS. It plays consistently on TV’s in the exercise areas at my gym. I disagree. Good Mom’s teach kids to apologize. Adults with good manners apologize.
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Route Two Delivers Results!

The core competencies of Route Two address the areas of your organization that most directly affect the results you are achieving. In today’s economic and business climate it is imperative to perform at peak levels consistently – from planning to execution to leadership to team effectiveness. Randy Boek, professional outsider and president of Route Two, brings proven experience, methodology and programs to the table to deliver bottom line results. We partner with you to ensure that your goals are met and your expectations exceeded. Click below to learn more about our solutions and how Route Two can help your company: Strategic PlanningExecutionLeadershipTeam Execution

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Leadership Development Webinars


Leaders are not hired to maintain the status quo. Success requires effective leaders, top floor to shop floor. Transformational leaders redefine the future and engage the right people to make it happen. Transformation is the catalyst to constant improvement that results in high performing teams, alignment, clarity and bottom line results. Join me on June 26th at 2pm PT for my next webinar to learn how to convert conflict into innovation! Don’t settle for the status quo leaders don’t. Redefine the future and engage the right people to make it happen. Transformation is the is the challenge in creating and leading high performing teams that get better business results.
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Articles

Route Two strives to give you information and insights that help with the challenges you may be facing in your career and business. Professional Outsider Randy Boek brings decades of experience to bear in his articles on Strategic Planning and Leadership. Click on the article categories to the right to access all of our articles on that subject.



White Papers

Route Two is dedicated to providing the latest research on the most important topics in employee training and business development. Our desire is for businesses to have insight into the practices that can bring about the greatest potential in their company.


Assessments

Developing high performance teams and leadership is part science and part art. The science aspect of it is largely through validated assessments from our alliance partners including Profiles International, DISC, 360Solutions and SDI. Contact us today so that we can learn about how your company can benefit from using our assessments. Whether your challenges are in hiring, leadership growth or team effectiveness we will develop a customized process for integrating assessments in a way that improve results.

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Lagniappe Stories

A hundred years ago Mark Twain said, “We picked up one excellent word a word worth traveling to New Orleans to get It is the thirteenth roll in a baker’s dozen. It is something thrown in gratis for good measure.” I also learned the word on my first trip to New Orleans. It was used to describe the little something extra that makes all the difference. It is the reason that the gumbo at one restaurant is better than that at another and you can’t determine why from the recipe. I am a critic of lousy service. Several years ago I decided that I should be equally aggressive in recognizing something extra service. These are the best stories and each has resulted in a contribution to a worthy charity in acknowledgement of the person who provided the service. These stories are important because leadership at some level played a role.