• LISTENING

    Rehoboam Fails to Listen to the Right People 2 Chronicles 10:15 KING REHOBOAM’S dysfunctional leadership split the nation of Israel in two. His hunger for power, unreasonable demands, poor decision making, and lack of compassion for those who worked under him all conspired to doom his leadership. But probably the root of his problem can be found in 2 Chronicles 10:15: “So the king did not listen to the people.…” Listening is one of the 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. Leaders must listen for two reasons: 1. to connect with others, and 2. to learn from others. President Woodrow...
  • Entrepreneur Tip: Your Customers Know What They Want and You Need to Give it to Them

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? 55% of companies out there don’t truly understand what their customers need. In fact, most people go to great lengths to avoid a company’s pushy messages. So, how do you excite your customer and provide what they need? These are some important truths if you want a successful company. The Customer Is Never Wrong The first thing you should realize is that your customer is never wrong. They aren’t always right but they’re never wrong. It’s important to realize this so that you can cater to the needs of your customer. Too many...
  • Get on a Best Workplace List by Doing This

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Having a workplace that is known for being the best is just as good for the business as it is for workplace morale. Ranking high on a positive list is viewed as the result of the effort of that specific business to build a better environment for its employees rather than itself. The reward ultimately lies in the fact that you have created something that hasn’t gone unnoticed. If your business is working correctly then the trust will start at the top tier of management and work its way down to everyone else....
  • Team Building: Leaders Are Brokers of Gifts

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? 1 Corinthians 12:4–31 Leaders aren't supposed to do all the work of the church, but are to effectively broker the talent on their team. Good teams use every gift and enjoy both unity and diversity. Consider Paul's philosophy of team building: 1. The team possesses a variety of gifts or positions, but pursues the same goal and God (vv. 4–6). 2. Everyone has a contribution to make which benefits the team (v. 7). 3. God is the source of each gift, so He deserves the glory (vv. 8–10). 4. God chooses who has...
  • Corporate Learning Will Be Transformed and Will Take On More Importance

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It’s time we take a look at the changing world around us. Corporations are coming face to face with being in need of running their businesses differently. If you do not make the transformations needed, you will face difficult financial times. It is best for you to understand that technology and the internet has opened doors for people that have never been opened before. These developments already have impacted your company and will continue to do so. In order to be successful doing business in the future, you will need to make certain...
  • How to Change Your Company Culture Even When You’re Not The CEO

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Do you feel like your place of work is in need of a culture change? If you’re not in a leadership role, it may feel as though you don’t feel like you have the voice to make a change. However, there are a few things you can do to try and shift the culture at your place of work. Remain Patient and Persistent When you’re trying to change the culture in your workplace it’s important to remain patient. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a night. Once you realize there’s a cultural problem, the...
  • Talent is Never Enough

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In my book, A Talent Is Never Enough, I communicate that while talent is important, there are millions of talented people who have ability but never get to use it and never reach their potential because they lack the characteristics that separate successful people from unsuccessful people. Those who neglect to make right choices to release and maximize their talent continually under-perform. These choices may be as simple as being punctual, giving effort, showing patience, or being unselfish. None of these choices require talent but they sure enhance talent. Below is a list...
  • Leaders Are Brokers of Gifts

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Leaders Are Brokers of Gifts Romans 12:6–8 Paul describes seven spiritual gifts, distributed to different members in the body of Christ. Like any good leader, he recognizes his role as a broker of gifts, talents, and resources. He urges everyone to discover, develop, and distribute his or her gift. Every resource God provides should be in use. Every believer is a steward of the abilities he or she has been given. Every leader is a manager whose goal should be to maximize everyone’s gift. The list of gifts in Romans 12 is not...
  • Do This Every Day to be a Good Boss

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? A good boss can become something much more than a boss to their employees. A good boss can leave a life-long impact both in the workplace and outside of the workplace. There a couple of easy tasks you can do at least once a day to become the best boss you can be. Remember the Basics As you climb the ladder, it can become easy to forget the basics that got you to the top. Every morning on your way to work, try to remind yourself of the who, what and why. This...
  • Esau Fails to See the Big Picture

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? VISION Esau Fails to See the Big Picture Genesis 25:29–34; 32:3–23; 33:1–20 IN ESAU the Bible paints a powerful picture of a leader without vision. While the eyes of some folks may be larger than their stomachs, in this case the problem was exactly the opposite. Isaac and Rebekah’s firstborn son, Esau, loved the great outdoors from very early in life. He became a skillful hunter, growing strong and resourceful and as rugged as they come. But he lived so completely in the present, depending solely on his own strength and resources, that...