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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Leadership Lessons We Can Gain From FDR

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? We have all heard the stories of the stock market crash in 1929. Thankfully enough, we had a great leader in place when that happened. Franklin D. Roosevelt showed us how to navigate those devastating times of loss. Modern day business owners can take a lot of lessons from the way FDR led our nation through that terrible time. These are the lessons we can use today: Get People Excited Give your employees and team something to be excited about. Create your own slogan or chant that you speak to them on a...
  • Creating Agile Teams is More Than Just a Fad

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Upper management is progressively recognizing that agility is eating the world, so to speak. In recent surveys, over 90% of upper management would like to be agile, and a staggering less than 10% already see their company as highly agile. Large companies and organizations, both private and public, are planning agile transformations. Agile is Used For Cost Reduction Let’s go over a global bank that implemented agile. The idea was to accelerate innovation so there would be an improvement of quality services and products and in turn, would increase customer satisfaction. Agile implementation...
  • How to Develop a KPI That Works For Your Business

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? If your company has no vision, then you will not see success. In order to grow, then everyone needs to be on the same page about goals. In the famous words of Stephen Covey, “Begin with the end in mind”. Let’s take a look at these 5 steps that will help you build world-class KPI’s. 1.Figure Out the Issue Ask yourself, “What problem do I need to solve?” That will be your root issue and the landing point from where you will build up from. That way, you can tie the rest of...
  • There’s a Shortage For Blue-Collar Jobs and This is Why

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The U.S. employment rate is at an all-time low. There are millions of open jobs yet there aren’t enough qualified applicants to fill these positions. There has been a shift in the nation over the last few decades and far fewer are seeking out specialized labor jobs. Many professionals are referring to this as the “blue-collar drought”. Let’s take a look at this drought and how it impacts our economy and what we can do about it. What Is A Blue-Collar Job? Blue-collar refers to those who work in trade occupations. Historically, these...
  • Stop The Busywork and Get More Done

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It’s important to learn to say no in life so you are actually living peacefully and not living in resentment and stress. Saying no will help make sure that your schedule isn’t jam-packed with never-ending events and that you have free time for yourself. It will help ensure that you’re able to hit your deadlines and aren’t left working ridiculous hours. Work on Your Time Management Skills Don’t be afraid to say no to something that isn’t going to be the best use of your time. It might be slightly awkward to say...

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