• 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...
  • A Leader’s Lasting Value Is Measured by Succession

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? JESUS AND THE LAW OF LEGACY A Leader's Lasting Value Is Measured by Succession Matthew 28:16–20 JUST ABOUT anybody can make an organization look good for a moment—by launching a flashy new program or product, drawing crowds to a big event, or slashing the budget to boost the bottom line. But leaders who leave a legacy take a different approach. They lead with tomorrow as well as today in mind. When all is said and done, your ability as a leader will be judged by how well your people and your organization did...
  • A Corporate Board Member’s Toughest Job- Setting Company Leadership

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Being a part of a company’s board sounds like a daunting job, and it truly is. And while it may be extremely tough to do, the simplest job lies here - hiring and monitoring the leadership teams, starting with the CEO. Staying focused on this task will mean more time to oversee the culture, strategy, and performance of the company. Yet even the simplest job comes with difficult tasks to keep up with. It would be too easy if you could just hire the leadership team and watch the company grow. The board...
  • Great Mentors Change Lives

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When God Chooses a Leader (Exodus 2:11–4:20) Moses provides a wonderful case study on how God calls a leader out of a crowd to perform an assignment. 1. God gives the leader an emotional investment in the work. Moses “bought into” the idea of freeing the Hebrews from bondage even before God called him to the task. 2. God affirms the leader through others. When Moses told Jethro about his encounter at the burning bush, his father-in-law affirmed him. 3. God gives the leader mentors. Moses asked for and received help from Jethro,...
  • Great Mentors Do More Than Give Advice- They Ask These Questions

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Being a good mentor is very important, but the question of how you become a good mentor is always up for debate. It’s about being so much more than just someone that tells you how they achieved success. One of the most common and important characteristics of all good mentors seems to be their ability to ask insightful and meaningful questions. Asking questions to your protege’ will allow you to be more insightful and offer better solutions tailored to their specific situation. You will begin to build a genuine relationship with this person...