• THE LAW OF MAGNETISM

    Elijah and Elisha Cut from the Same Cloth 2 Kings 2:1–15 EFFECTIVE LEADERS are always on the lookout for good people. Each of us carries around a mental list of what kind of people we would like in our organization. Believe it or not, whom you get is not determined by what you want, but by who you are. In most situations, you draw people who possess the same qualities you do. It is possible for a leader to go out and recruit people unlike himself, but it’s crucial to recognize that people who are different will not naturally be...
  • Recruiting Top Talent – Show Them You Have What They Want

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? What are the best practices to recruit top talent for your company?  How does an employer show quality, talented job seekers that they have what they want? Bottom line, you have to stand out as a company.  The most talented interviewees will be sought after and your window is small to get THE right person to join your team. As you interview, be sure to include information about the following: Long Term Potential: The most top notch job seekers want long term potential. They may not stick with your company for years and...
  • Cloud Computing Can Help Your Business

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Have you been wondering if your business is ready for the cloud? Many companies have asked the question but are not quite ready to take that leap. Honestly, the nature of your business is what may dictate how ready you are for cloud computing. To quickly define, cloud computing is a service that delivers and stores data for you. The cloud is not a product like software that you install but rather gives you remote access. Businesses are increasingly moving toward the cloud because it enables data to be stored on external servers...
  • The Fine Line between Internet Marketing and Spam

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Savvy business owners who take advantage of Internet marketing realize there is a fine line between marketing and spam and orchestrate their marketing campaigns to gain the maximum amount of exposure without running the risk of being viewed as spam. The definition of spam is open to interpretation but most people agree on the fact that spam is equivalent to the junk mail you receive. In general, spam is unsolicited emails which may be a part of an advertising campaign. The term spam can also apply to message board postings which may also...
  • 4 Ways To Go From Manager To Leader

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Those that manage a team may or may not be a leader. Being a manager doesn’t automatically mean you are able to lead a team. There is a distinct difference in the two. Managers are those that meet deadlines and get their job done in a timely way. While vital to any company, a manager can take their role a step further if they learn how to lead too. Leaders have the ability to stretch their team and bring them to a new level. They help them with a vision and ways to...
  • SOLOMON AND THE LAW OF THE BIG MO

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Momentum Is a Leader’s Best Friend (1 Kings 2:1–4:24) IT TAKES a leader to create momentum. Followers catch it. And managers are able to continue it once it has begun. But creating it requires someone who can motivate others, not one who needs to be motivated. Harry Truman once said, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” For leaders, that statement should be changed to read, “If you can’t make some heat, get out of the kitchen.” All leaders face the challenge of creating change in an organization. Just...
  • The foundation of every act of a leader

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? As a leader in your organization, how much impact do you have on its performance? Probably more than you know. You may have been a leader for many years now, or recently promoted. Your organization may be a for-profit business or a church organization. It may be a not-for-profit community service organization or a local sporting organization. It matters not. What matters is that your leadership of your organization will directly impact the results you get. It has been said that people get the results that they deserve. If leaders are not getting...
  • Leaders Can Be Wrong and Still Be Right

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? People spend much of their time trying to be right and working to avoid being wrong at all costs. While this may be ok in some instances, leadership is not one of them. As early as our childhood, we learn that getting in trouble or doing things wrong is not acceptable. In business and leadership, we should switch our thought process and even embrace and grow from being wrong and accepting the blame when it applies to our situation. If your team sees you as someone who is constantly right, then you may...
  • The King Is Slow to Learn (Daniel 4:1–37)

    KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR proved himself to be one of the most arrogant leaders in history, so self-centered and prideful that God dealt with him in a most unusual way. God gave the king a vision of a huge tree, chopped down by an angel. The tree represented him. God removed him from his position and drove him into the wilderness to live like an animal. His hair and fingernails grew long; he ate the same diet as the beasts of the field; he dwelt in caves and dirt shelters. And he stayed out there until he fully recognized God as the...
  • Lower the Basket

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In order to improve business operations, you’ll need to acquire the skill of concentration. Companies struggle to make improvements because they are not equipped to move forward as quickly as they’d like and see real growth in the area of operations. Concentration Businesses strive to be more innovative and organized. They want to grow in their communication skills and styles. Often, they lack the one ability that enables them to focus your attention. Concentration is essential for entrepreneurs. These days we are inundated with busy schedules, social media, and an overwhelming amount of...