• Tackle These 3 Things Before it Kills Your Company

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Keeping your company competitive can be risky business. Every industry has its challenges, but all will face these three universal risks. As an exceptional leader you need to take a proactive approach when it comes to risk management. Now is the time to put safety procedures in place. Protect your business from these three risks. The Fight For Talent No industry is immune to the talent war. There’s a growing talent gap between employees with skills and those without. As this gap increases, finding great talent is getting harder daily. Companies are having...
  • The Law of Buy-In: Leading Change

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Exodus 24:1–7 It was a watershed day for everyone—a whole new life had begun! The Israelite's got off to a fresh start when they affirmed the covenant God had offered them. To make it work, however, they discovered they would have to change their lifestyles and shift their paradigms—and that would take shrewd leadership. Sometimes (as in the desert) the majority even wanted to return to Egypt! Peter Drucker helps us to learn from Moses about how to lead people into change, even in the wilderness: Lessons from the Wilderness 1. Magnify the...
  • Common Weaknesses in Leadership And How to Fix Them

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? We’ve all been around leaders that weren’t so great. In fact, if we are honest with ourselves, I’m sure we can see the areas in our own leadership style that is lacking. These are some of the most common weaknesses in leaders today and how you can fix them. 1. Micromanaging Employees Micromanaging your employees is one of the worst things you can do as a leader. While some of those tendencies may be rooted in your own perfectionist nature, it more often has to do with a lack of trust for those...
  • Successful CEOs Spend Less Time Managing Than You Think

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Successful CEO’s have the ability to spend their time in the most efficient way possible. Their focus is to grow their organization. They’re focused on encouraging their employees to work hard for their company. CEOs are master delegators. They spend less than 40% of their time focused down, managing others. Instead, they spend upwards to 30% of their time looking up and another 30% looking out. Looking Up One of the CEO’s main purposes is to be the public face of their organization. They’re the person that shareholders and boards of directors look...
  • What to Do When Your Meeting Reaches an Impasse

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? We’ve all been there - a work meeting that seems to last forever because no one can agree. Everyone wants to be heard and everyone wants their input to matter. But, alas, you are at an impasse. So what do you do when you reach this point? You want to keep communication open and have an effective meeting, but aren’t sure how to do that. The following are just a few helpful tips to prevent an impasse at your next meeting. Have a Plan Not only is it good to have a plan...
  • COMMUNICATION

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Samuel and the Importance of Clear Communication 1 Samuel (10:3–12:25) DR. J. ROBERT CLINTON did a formal study of Christian leaders and discovered that, without exception, all of them possessed word gifts: teaching, prophecy, evangelism, preaching, words of knowledge or wisdom, exhortation, etc. More than anything else, they used their gifts of communication to lead their people. Peter Drucker, the father of American management, believes that 60 percent of all management problems result from faulty communication. Having a message doesn’t matter if leaders don’t communicate clearly and motivate others. It is amazing how...
  • Here’s How You Can Improve Your Team’s Production

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It’s no secret that a team should be able to get more done that someone working by themselves. If you are a team leader than it is up to you to help your team be the best they can be. One of the top ways that you can help your team improve and succeed is teaching them quality time management skills. Limiting Casual Conversations If you are working with the same people every day, then you are going to have casual conversations during work hours. There is nothing wrong with talking with your...
  • How to Retain Your Millennial Workforce

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In this tight job market, business leaders are seeing high turnover rates and employees that seem to job hop. One of the best things you can do as a business leader is to take steps to ensure your employees stick around. Millennial's make up over a third of the workforce. Here are some important steps you can take to retain your employees. Statistics of Millennial's in the Workplace Millennial's make up a good portion of the workforce today but unlike their counterparts, they tend to stay at a job for only about 2.5...
  • You Need to Develop These Social Media Habits Now

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Becoming a successful company that thrives doesn’t happen by accident, you need to make sure you are practicing good habits. Companies and brands will often turn to social media influencers to push their products because they know people will trust them. It is important for companies to use social media, because if you don’t, your competition will. Habits Of Leaders On Social Media If your goal is to get noticed and actually make money with your brand, then social media is your secret weapon. Take a look at some of the most successful...
  • Here’s a Simple Test to Make Good Decisions

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? We all make decisions every day. What time to get up, what to wear, and what to eat for breakfast. But these are easy decisions. What do you do when your decision holds a little more weight? When it affects your business, your career, or your family? Well, Warren Buffet, a self-made billionaire, thinks tough decisions are easy because they all boil down to reputation. Passing the Newspaper Test Rightfully so, Buffet feels that one can have all of the money in the world, but if he or she doesn’t have a positive...