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  • How To Improve Communication in the Workplace

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Communication in the workplace can be one of the most difficult parts of any given day. Since almost all departments, positions and duties require communicating, whether it is via phone, email or in person; you and your team must all be on the same page in order to communicate effectively. When communication breaks down, it will cause lower workplace morale and decrease productivity. There are ways to improve workplace communication to provide more engaged employees, greater productivity, and higher workplace morale. By following these tips, you will begin to see a change in...
  • Executive Team Building: A Recipe for Success

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? We have all heard about the benefits of team building. We have also heard executives talk about their successful team building results: Improved morale Improved efficiencies Improved commitment Improved communication Improved collaboration Improved leadership skills Improved motivation Improved bottom line If team building is so successful to the overall growth of a company and its employees, why are not all companies engaged in team building? Some reasons companies do not invest in team building are: They tried it before and it did not work Did not have buy in from the team No...
  • Hire Great Managers To Get a Great Team

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? We’ve all been there, working for a company that you love, but you just can’t stay. Why? Because of how ineffective your manager’s skills are or how undermining they can be. Here’s a shocking statistic: more than one in two Americans have left a job to get away from a toxic boss to find happiness elsewhere, according to a Gallup poll. Instead of allowing fear and resentment to build in your employees, acting quickly to change the situation is a must. There’s no need to worry if the entire team will fall once...
  • The Surprising Power of Questions

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The Surprising Power of Questions Asking the right questions can get you the answers and information that you need. However, it’s often forgotten how big of a role questioning plays in our everyday interactions. Rather it’s a conversation with your parents or with a potential client, questioning helps build the foundation of our personal and business relationships. Get The Information You Are Looking for The best way to get the information you are looking for is to ask for the information you seek. Questioning can help build an ongoing rapport that makes people...
  • Companies Will Redesign

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Companies are looking at having to make many changes in the future. The way you have been running your business needs to be looked at and reviewed. There is always room for improvements. However, with cultural shifts, it is more important than ever that you take a look at and make the necessary changes. Equip Your Hiring Managers Bad hires cost your business a lot of time and money. When hiring managers do not have the training needed to properly hire for the positions in the company, you will end up costing your...
  • Emotionally Fueled Behavior Affects Working Relationships

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? You have worked hard to get to be in the position you are in today. Along the way you have created a network of relationships. Whether you realize it or not, these relationships are emotionally fueled. Not only can workplace relationships be created on emotion, they are often enhanced, defined, and destroyed as a result of the way we handle our emotions. Being seen as unprofessional, unstable, and untrustworthy can lead to a downward spiral in your work relationships and put an end to your hard earned career. To keep your emotions and...
  • 4 Things to look for when interviewing

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Looking for the right job candidate can be a hard job. First, you need someone that is qualified to do the work. Second, you need to find someone that is willing to show up and do the job. Here are a few things you can do that will help you tackle it and be successful. 1. Weed Out Candidates Based Off of Their Enthusiasm When you start looking for a new employee you want someone that has drive and enthusiasm for the job they are applying for. Their passion should stand out in...
  • Developing the next generation of leaders

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? One of the most important roles of senior executives is to develop the company’s future leadership. The groups of leaders that can help take the company to the next level. Even with the current economy, there is a surge of “baby boomers” retiring and it is resulting in a shortage of leaders. This shortage of leadership comes at a time of rapid change. With globalization, the volatile economy, technology changes, and the increased demands of stakeholders, leadership is vital to not only succeed but also, in some cases, just to survive. Most often...
  • 8 Traits of the Most Successful Business Leaders

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? As an entrepreneur, you might find yourself wondering about those highly successful companies. Just how do they do it? How do they take their company from bottom feeders to positioning themselves as global leaders in just a few short years? To answer that, we must take a look at their leaders. If you study the behaviors of the top performing companies, then you will see they all have one thing in common: others-centric and unpretentious leaders. In fact, if you study the CEO’s and other persons in upper leadership roles of all the...
  • Does employee engagement matter to company success?

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Today you hear a lot about employee engagement. Senior executives have been concerned about this within their company for some time… and for good reason. There are many descriptions of what employee engagement is and what an engaged employee looks like. In recent newsletters, we have discussed these areas. If you missed these articles, contact us and we will send them to you right away. An engaged employee is: • Willing to put in the extra effort • Have high levels of loyalty • Have an emotional bond to the company • Promote...

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