• How to Handle it When Your Employees Quit

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It’s the day that’s bound to come around eventually. The day one of your favorite employees decides to leave the nest. As you stare at their written notice they just handed you, you try your best to look supportive as they start explaining why they’re leaving. How To Respond When Your Team Member Quits It’s inevitable. No matter how good of a leader you are, you’re going to have team members quit. If you’re a good leader you’ve invested time training and molding your team members into high performers. In doing so, as...
  • JOSEPH AND THE LAW OF PROCESS

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Leadership Develops Daily, Not in a Day Genesis 37:1–50:22 BECOMING A LEADER is a lot like investing in the stock market. If you hope to make a fortune in a day, you’re doomed. It’s what you do day by day, over the long haul, that matters most. If you continually develop your leadership, letting your “assets” compound over time, the inevitable result is growth. Although some individuals have greater natural gifts than others, nearly all the skills of leadership can be learned and improved. But that process doesn’t happen overnight. Leadership has so...
  • 7 Steps to Achieve Your Business Goals

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When most of us think about Navy SEALs, we think of their bravery and toughness. They take on dangerous missions and seem to achieve the impossible. In the book The Navy SEAL Art of War by Rob Roy, he talks about how Navy SEALs accomplish these amazing feats. He explains that it’s more about the process than the ability. He lays out these seven steps that you can use to tackle your scariest goals. 1. Always ask clarifying questions. SEALs ask very specific questions to understand their mission clearly. You need to ask...
  • SECURITY

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Nathan Feared No One 2 Samuel 12:1–14 SECURITY PROVIDES the foundation for strong leadership. When we feel insecure, we drift from our mission whenever trouble arises. We must feel secure, or when people stop liking us; when funding drops; when morale dips; or when others reject or criticize us—we will crumble. If we do not feel secure, fear will eventually cause us to sabotage our leadership. Imagine what might have happened had Nathan lacked security. Consider the odds stacked against him. He knew he had to confront David in his sin, yet David...
  • How CEOs Handle Their Power

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Emotional Intelligence CEOs typically put in countless hours to prepare for this important company role. They tend to learn how to be a leader during their stay in middle management. Often, these managers make mistakes such as being overbearing, micromanaging, and forgetting to invest in people on occasion. Over time, they learned what they did well and what they could have done better. They figured out how to read people, support their team, detect signs of rebellion, and what motivates their staff. While these were all helpful aspects of learning how to manage...
  • Today Matters

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Romans 13:11–14: Paul’s Challenge Can Be Summarized in Three Words: 1. Awaken. He tells us wake up! The night is almost gone. Now is the time to get up and act! Today matters. 2. Abandon. He tells us to lay aside the undisciplined patterns of the flesh, and he even cites examples! 3. Adorn. Finally, he tells us to “put on” Christ. We know He’s inside you; now adorn yourself with Him. Today Mattered to People in the Scriptures Today mattered to Lot (Genesis 19:15, 16). Lot learned the hard way that today...
  • Fast Decision Making Can Keep You From Experiencing Disruptions

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Whether you working in a company or running one, it’s important to make quick decisions. There are times when you should take time to think and make a plan. However, making quick decisions in some cases can keep your company running smoothly. Here are a few things to put into practice to make this happen. Pay Attention To Opportunities In today’s world, everything can change quickly. Advances in technology and growing trends can make it hard to adapt. However, if you’re looking out for these new opportunities, you won’t get surprised. In fact,...
  • 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...