• The Fastest Way to Become a CEO

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? You might be wondering why some people have careers that take off and others take a little bit longer or even come to a halt. While you always want to be at a job you love, it probably wouldn’t be a terrible thing to get to the top faster. Let’s find out how some of those CEO “sprinters” reached the top title quicker than the average. You Don’t Have to Have the Perfect Pedigree You aren’t always going to find someone with a perfect pedigree is at the top of the pyramid. You...
  • GETTING NEW HIRES TO STAY ON BOARD

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Can you imagine if your company had a reputation for being a great place to work and you had a pipeline of qualified candidates waiting for an opening at your company and you rarely had an opening because your employee retention was 100%? It is always easier for a company to attract and retain top talent when it has a reputation for being a great place to work but did you know that a great onboarding program can increase employee retention?  In today’s labor-tight market, employee retention is more important than ever.  There...
  • How it Affects Employees to Take Your Stress Out On Them

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When you are an executive, relying on others for your job performance is tough. Though you’ve laid out a clear plan, you may find your employees slow-moving or unmotivated, causing you frustration and concern. You follow up with them time and time again to get a simple task or project completed. But, have you ever stopped to consider that you may actually be the problem? When you confront a team member in a contentious manner, he or she is immediately put on the defensive. This triggers a biological response that releases stress chemicals,...
  • 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...
  • Common Misconceptions About Recruiters

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Whether you are fresh out of college or in the market for a new position, there is a high chance that you will have a conversation with a recruiter. Recruiters are a valuable and significant part during someone's search for a new job or even if they are looking to advance in their current career. Most people don’t even know what goes on at recruiting firms, so we wanted to ensure you were fully informed. It’s important to know how recruiters work, what their limitations are, how they can ultimately help you. Knowing...
  • A Leader’s Ability to Think and Judge Critically

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Believe it or not, a leader that has the ability to think and judge critically is more important than a resume full of accolades. If you want to hire a dynamic individual, then you need to focus on selecting a high-level thinker. While looking for the next top talent for your company, be sure to place the capacity for judgment and critical thinking as part of the criteria as you make your hiring decision. You’ll make a better and better-rounded hire. Good, Sound Judgment One that has good judgment is able to be...
  • ESTHER AND THE LAW OF TIMING

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When to Lead Is As Important As What to Do and Where to Go Esther 4:6–17 WHEN THE RIGHT leader and the right moment come together, incredible things happen. Winston Churchill described it like this: “There comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission—a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment he finds greatness. It is his finest hour.” Reading a situation and knowing what to do are not enough to make...
  • Which of These Myths About Strategy do You Believe

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? We’ve all been taught things that are myths, rather than fact. This holds true even in our ideas of how to run a business. There are 3 myths that many people teach and believe when it comes to strategy. If you still believe in these myths, it’s time you make a mental change. 1. Having The Competitive Advantage is no Longer Relevant It seems like a true statement, because there is some evidence that suggests that competitive advantage has shortened. However, when you look at companies like Apple, Facebook, Amazon and others, you...
  • Is it Ever Appropriate to Bring Your Personal Life to Work_ We Say ‘Yes’!

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Most of us spend a lot of time at work. In fact, 40% of Americans work more than 50 hours a week. Spending that much time at work makes it harder to keep your personal life separate from your work life. You get to know your coworkers. It becomes obvious when someone is having a bad day. The Ups and Downs of Normal Life Most people feel a need to hide their personal problems from others. We don’t want others to know our personal lives are falling apart, or that we don’t have...
  • Do This to Attract Followers

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? You are never going to find a one size fits all guide to leadership. Leaders are like snowflakes, as in no two perform their job in the same manner. Here are some of the ways that different leaders attract devoted followers. Followers Want to be Better People Not everyone has the ability to be a leader, (or wants to be) which is why you end up with one particular person with a ton of followers. For this reason, it’s important to study the followers just as much as you do the leaders. When...