• Keys to Personal Productivity

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? No matter how motivated you are, productivity can fall to the wayside because of distractions. When it comes to organization, you have to re-evaluate on a regular basis in order to stay current. There are a few keys to personal productivity that you can implement to get more accomplished each day. Determine Daily Priorities At the end of each day, put together a list of priorities for the next day. Do not make an overwhelming list. Simply write down the top 4-5 things that have to get accomplished the following day. You will...
  • These 4 Leadership Behaviors Make Good CEOs Great

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Successful companies and businesses do well because they have strong leadership behind them. When things get tough in business, leaders raise the bar and keep the company moving toward greatness. If you’re striving for leadership, here are 4 behaviors to focus on. 1. Think On Their Feet Great leaders look for ways to adapt to any situation. They use their skills and knowledge to meet goals and rise to the occasion. The most important thing is to learn from your mistakes. When a situation arises, a great leader quickly thinks of a solution....
  • The 5 Most Vital Credentials For Today’s Workplace

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Whether you have a college degree or not, any job you apply for requires you to have credentials of some kind. A college degree and years of experience are the most common credentials employers look for in a new hire. Here are 5 important credentials for today’s workplace that most people may not consider. 1. Problem Solving You solve problems every day. From traffic detours to project management, there are always problems to solve. Problem-solving skills are a necessary credential in any workplace. An employer wants someone who can think quickly and offer...
  • What to Do The Night Before an Interview

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Do you get all stressed out the night before an interview? If you allow yourself to get frazzled, you’ll set yourself up to fail. Preparation is all you need for success. As the saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”(Benjamin Franklin) Don’t let that be your story. Instead, implement the following six things the night before you have an interview: • Know where you are going If you haven’t already driven by the location of the interview, then try to. Print out directions and look them over on...
  • Dealing with Complainers Effectively

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Any supervisor or manager deals with complainers in the workplace at some point. There are employees who complain about their co-workers or about the company itself. Complaining is hard to stop but you can deal with it effectively if you put a plan in place. Complaining Is Harmful Sadly, there are people who are chronic complainers. This is difficult for others in the workplace and creates a negative atmosphere. This eventually hurts everyone in the business. So, how can you deal with complaints that are hard to resolve? Handling initial complaints will help...
  • Want to be a Mentally Tough Leader? Develop These 6 Habits

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Some of the most effective leaders are those who are mentally strong. They may not be leading with a specific style, but they have practiced specific mental habits. Outstanding leaders tend to form 6 particular habits. 1. They Lead With A “Serve First” Mentality This means leaders set clear instructions and goals. They are not afraid to establish authority with those around them. Mentally tough leaders work at establishing respect from those they are leading. If you are responsible for decision making, you want to include decisions that will benefit your employees. Thereby...
  • 5 Reasons You Should Use Assessments

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Assessments are extremely valuable and quite possibly the most underutilized took when it comes to hiring. Companies need to take the extra step as they try to hire and have an assessment done for each candidate. You need to REALLY know who you are hiring and if they are the best choice for your business. 5 Reasons You Should Use Assessments Include: 1. Too expensive not to! If you hire before your candidate has been through an assessment then you significantly increase your chances to have to rehire for the position. Talk about...
  • Why Sales People Fail

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Not everyone is a natural salesperson. Salespeople come and go in companies because they will either sink or swim. If you love sales, stay organized, believe in your product and are urgent to make that sale happen, then you’ll do well. The salespeople that are lacking these qualities tend to fail miserably. Sales people fail for these reasons: Disorganization People in sales need to be organized. After all, they are balancing so many “balls in the air” at one time. The goal is to build up your product, meet with potential clients and...
  • The Difference Maker

    Biblical Examples Our attitude makes the difference in our life more than just about anything else. All things being equal, the person with a positive, healthy attitude will prevail over the person who may have skill but a lousy attitude. Attitude cannot replace talent, but it’s the difference between two talented people. Below is a biblical treatment of “The Difference Maker.” 1. Where Did You Get Your Attitude? Our attitude is an inward feeling expressed in our outward behavior. It comes from our personality, our environment, the impact of others, our self image, our exposure to growth opportunities, our association...
  • Emotions Affect Company Morale and Performance

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Emotions in the workplace, whether positive or negative can have a short-term or long-lasting effect on employees and the business. Some employees, without ever realizing it, have the power to bring workplace morale down in the blink of an eye. This is usually with a negative side comment or from an angry glance. Whether it is the employee’s personality, a problem they are experiencing at home, or the fact that they are simply unhappy at work, their negative attitude can spread like wildfire throughout the office. All employees experience different moods throughout the...