• 7 Leadership Skills to Become a Thriving Business Magnet

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The efficiency and productivity of the entire company rests on maintaining good relationships with your employees. Happy employees are motivated, and motivated employees are productive. A productive team means a thriving business. These 7 leadership skills will drive your team to success and will bring you from wandering leader to a successful business magnet. Directive Leadership for Quick Decisions You call the shots and your employees simply follow through. This type of leadership skill comes in handy in situations where time does not allow for the brainstorming sessions that typically happen when everyone...
  • The Labor Market Forecast

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In a surprising change of events since the recession, employees are finding that the workforce is more of a buffet. Employees can be picky in what they grab, take a bite, and if they don’t like it, abandon it without any notice. Why are business leaders facing this bad news and what is driving this tight market? A Good Economy Means Lots of Jobs Economic growth has made for many more open positions. In short, there are more open positions per month then there are people needing work and because of the booming...
  • This Skill Will Make or Break Your Job in the Age of Robots

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In this ever changing world of technology, we often find ourselves wondering what the future holds and how will this impact the workforce. The Future of Jobs Report stays one step ahead of this changing economy by diving head first into the heart of the workforce and finding out how jobs are changing. Specifically, they take a look at what skill sets are a dying breed and which ones are in high demand. The Projected Top 10 Job Skills for Success in 2020 1. Complex problem solving 2. Critical thinking 3. Creativity 4....
  • Outward Reform Begins with Inward Renewal

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? THE LAW OF THE PICTURE Josiah: Outward Reform Begins with Inward  (2 Kings 22:10–23:25) YOUNG KING Josiah is a classic example of the Law of the Picture. His leadership led to national reform in Israel, and he teaches us something today about how change occurs: Outward reform begins with inward renewal. In 2 Kings 22–23 we read of Josiah’s wholehearted devotion to God and his desire to lead the people well. He became king of Israel at the tender age of eight, if you can imagine that. His own spiritual passion began to...
  • Great Learners Come in Many Styles

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Active learning is essential for success in the workforce.  Is it more impactful to precisely learn what one needs to know quickly or retain and animmense amount of knowledge over time? Research recognizes that continuous learning is critical. So many times, those who are being interviewed for a job are asked how many books they have read in the past month.  If the person does not fit into this learning style, this question is very unsettling and they may have difficulties answering this question.  Is it fair to question their abilities because they...
  • Talent is Never Enough

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Talent is Never Enough 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....
  • Preparing for a job interview

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Preparing for an interview in any field is extremely important. You’ve probably been on lots of interviews, had good ones & bad ones, but you really want to get ready and prepare for this one because it is your dream job. Tips to prepare include: 1. Know something about the company! Anyone can go online and read the basic info about a company. Go the extra mile on this and really research the insurance company. Be sure to know the ins and outs of the company and pepper the info into your conversation...
  • 6 Things Great Leaders Do Differently

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? All leaders have one goal in their career oriented lives which is to be the best in the business, but it takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to become a great leader. In order to be the great leader you wish to be and help your employees, there are a few tricks that you will need to master first. Be Kind Without Being Weak Being kind can be a hard thing for a leader to master, you need to be able to show that you are compassionate but firm and...
  • LEADERSHIP INTUITION

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Leaders Evaluate Everything with a Leadership Bias (Exodus 18:1–24) LEADERSHIP INTUITION often separates the greatest leaders from the merely good ones. Some people are born with great leadership intuition; others have to work hard to develop and hone it. But however it evolves, the result is a combination of natural ability and learned skills. This informed intuition makes crucial issues jump out at the leader, enabling him or her to get a handle on intangible factors, understand them, and work with them to accomplish leadership goals. Successful leaders see every situation in terms...
  • Are Biases Affecting Your Bottom Line?

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Select superior performers safely under the law Have you ever hired someone that was not the best candidate for the position to avoid any potential liability from an EEOC claim? There is nothing in the law that says you must hire an inferior candidate. The law simply states that you, and any of the systems you use, cannot discriminate against the protected group(s). Jobs can’t talk and tell us what kind of candidate they require, so as managers, we need a system for hiring that does not allow typical human biases to enter...