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Beth Miller

Beth Miller

Beth Armknecht Miller’s passion for learning, and dedication to helping others, are strands woven throughout her distinguished career, which continue to guide her work with Executive Velocity, a top talent and leadership development advisory firm. As a trusted executive consultant, Vistage Chair, and committed volunteer, Beth holds herself to a rigorous standard of excellence, and she encourages her clients to do the same when pursuing their goals.

What Is Your Company’s Kentucky Derby?

Beth Miller | | Talent Management

Each year on the first Saturday of May, thousands of spectators head to Churchill Downs to experience the greatest two minutes in sports. This is the premier event to the other two Triple Crown races. But what made it the premier event? My belief is that it’s all about the traditions that have defined this most […]

How an Atlanta Company Used ‘Sherpas’ to Facilitate Onboarding

Beth Miller | | Talent Management

Every year, thousands of companies apply for awards that recognize great workplaces. And the companies that typically top the winners’ lists have three things in common: They value their human capital, they benefit from a highly engaged workforce and they have the ability to attract and retain top talent. In the end they also often enjoy greater success than their competitors. […]

How Office Politics Can Tank Your Small Company

Beth Miller | | Leadership Development

Workplace conflicts affect more than just productivity and morale. A few years ago the publishers of the Myer-Briggs Assessment published a study on workplace conflict that attempted to quantify just how expensive conflict can be. According to the report, employees in the United States spent 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict among their peers and […]

Skirt Roadblocks to Succession Planning

Beth Miller | | Leadership Development

Over the next five to 10 years, scores of small businesses will be sold or closed. If you have not identified your successor (internally or externally) at least three years before you want to exit, you’re at risk of not being able to retire at the age you had wished. I often find entrepreneurs who continually delay the […]

Revamp Your Approach to Monthly One-to-One Meetings

Beth Miller | | Talent Management

When it comes to improving employee development and performance, enough can’t be said about the effectiveness of regular meetings. If as a manager, you’re not checking in regularly with employees to track their progress, you can’t expect members of your team to overcome roadblocks, repeat successes or grow. Monthly one-on-one meetings should be mandatory and […]

The Successful Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon — Employee Engagement

Beth Miller | | Talent Management

When used correctly and effectively, one critical workplace ingredient has the power to turn organizations around and can make them wildly successful: That’s right, employee passion or engagement can not only increase productivity but also increase a company’s competitive edge. High employee engagement can be a tipping point in a company’s success. I have worked […]

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