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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 3 Takeaways for the Root Cause of Stress

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Stress is as evident in the workplace as the day is long. Employers need to recognize this issue within their company because it absolutely destroys productivity and employee morale. To define, stress is the mental or emotional strain that is the result of adverse or difficult circumstances. Not yet convinced that it’s expensive and detrimental to your daily, weekly and monthly goals? Statistics show that stress reportedly causes businesses $300 billion in lack of productivity and medical expenses. This info is staggering and employers need to come up with ways to help their...
  • 8 steps to take toward a succession plan

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Close knit organizations or multi-generational family businesses tend to have some similar problems along with benefits. One of the issues that rise to the top, yet is often ignored, is a succession plan. When businesses have a family like management team, then rivalries and personal agendas can often come into play. Also, the situations can be strained because no one wants to hurt feelings or offend. Open communication must happen in order to have a succession plan should the time or need arise. There are legal and tax issues to be considered. If...
  • How Not To Lose Your Cool With The Client From Hell

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Disagreement is in the nature of relationships. When you are working together, it’s understandable that unhappiness is going to occur at some point. What happens when you have a client from hell? What do you do when the client has unrealistic expectations? There are some ways you can keep yourself calm and keep the client happy. 1. Practice Some Empathy Working with clients is a partnership. You are not the only one who wants things to go well. Perhaps you feel you cannot agree on anything. Try to remember that you both share...
  • Labor Commissioner Fines Contractor for Wage Theft of Subcontractor

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The Labor Commissioner issued a $250,000 fine for a general contractor for wage-and-hour violations that their drywall subcontractor committed. The issued citation was for wage theft and fell under AB 1897 (Section 2810.3 of the Labor Code). This is the first time that a general contractor was held responsible for wage theft of a sub. The statute says that businesses are responsible for their subcontractor’s wage-and-hour violations. Those that don’t follow this statute will suffer the consequences. Further, it gives clarity to the expectations set before contractors and helps them to follow the...
  • Leadership Advice From Chevron CEO John Watson

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Leadership advice is passed around, but it is often not well thought out or useful. It seems that there are so many resources but they don’t seem to focus servanthood in the leadership role. John Watson, the CEO of Chevron, recently shared some excellent tips when it comes to leadership. Watson shared that there are three things that will make the best leaders that lead in service. He said that you should learn how to read others, listen to people, and build relationships. While this seems simple, it will take some work to...
  • 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...
  • Artificial Intelligence Threat

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Artificial Intelligence (AI) poses a threat to eliminate a variety of jobs today through automation. To define, AI makes it possible for machines to learn human-like tasks through experience. Computers can now handle many tasks and process large amounts of information and patterns in data. This is a serious threat to society and how we run business and livelihoods. The Threat of Mass Unemployment If computers replace employees, what would that look like? Research shows that we could have a mass unemployment on our hands. The top positions that would disappear are real...
  • Important Questions for a Recruiter to Ask

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Recruiters are known for their questions. They often ask lots and lots and lots of questions and as they should. The candidates that they work with and the clients they are working to help depend on them to ask questions and get the answers that are needed in order to recruit well. If a recruiter fails to ask questions, then they will get wrong information and have fewer placements. Not only is it essential for recruiters to ask questions, but they must ask the right ones. Recruiting is not for the faint of...

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