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  • How to Handle it When Your Employees Quit

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It’s the day that’s bound to come around eventually. The day one of your favorite employees decides to leave the nest. As you stare at their written notice they just handed you, you try your best to look supportive as they start explaining why they’re leaving. How To Respond When Your Team Member Quits It’s inevitable. No matter how good of a leader you are, you’re going to have team members quit. If you’re a good leader you’ve invested time training and molding your team members into high performers. In doing so, as...
  • 7 Steps to Achieve Your Business Goals

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When most of us think about Navy SEALs, we think of their bravery and toughness. They take on dangerous missions and seem to achieve the impossible. In the book The Navy SEAL Art of War by Rob Roy, he talks about how Navy SEALs accomplish these amazing feats. He explains that it’s more about the process than the ability. He lays out these seven steps that you can use to tackle your scariest goals. 1. Always ask clarifying questions. SEALs ask very specific questions to understand their mission clearly. You need to ask...
  • How CEOs Handle Their Power

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Emotional Intelligence CEOs typically put in countless hours to prepare for this important company role. They tend to learn how to be a leader during their stay in middle management. Often, these managers make mistakes such as being overbearing, micromanaging, and forgetting to invest in people on occasion. Over time, they learned what they did well and what they could have done better. They figured out how to read people, support their team, detect signs of rebellion, and what motivates their staff. While these were all helpful aspects of learning how to manage...
  • Fast Decision Making Can Keep You From Experiencing Disruptions

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Whether you working in a company or running one, it’s important to make quick decisions. There are times when you should take time to think and make a plan. However, making quick decisions in some cases can keep your company running smoothly. Here are a few things to put into practice to make this happen. Pay Attention To Opportunities In today’s world, everything can change quickly. Advances in technology and growing trends can make it hard to adapt. However, if you’re looking out for these new opportunities, you won’t get surprised. In fact,...
  • Tackle These 3 Things Before it Kills Your Company

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Keeping your company competitive can be risky business. Every industry has its challenges, but all will face these three universal risks. As an exceptional leader you need to take a proactive approach when it comes to risk management. Now is the time to put safety procedures in place. Protect your business from these three risks. The Fight For Talent No industry is immune to the talent war. There’s a growing talent gap between employees with skills and those without. As this gap increases, finding great talent is getting harder daily. Companies are having...
  • Common Weaknesses in Leadership And How to Fix Them

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? We’ve all been around leaders that weren’t so great. In fact, if we are honest with ourselves, I’m sure we can see the areas in our own leadership style that is lacking. These are some of the most common weaknesses in leaders today and how you can fix them. 1. Micromanaging Employees Micromanaging your employees is one of the worst things you can do as a leader. While some of those tendencies may be rooted in your own perfectionist nature, it more often has to do with a lack of trust for those...
  • Successful CEOs Spend Less Time Managing Than You Think

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Successful CEO’s have the ability to spend their time in the most efficient way possible. Their focus is to grow their organization. They’re focused on encouraging their employees to work hard for their company. CEOs are master delegators. They spend less than 40% of their time focused down, managing others. Instead, they spend upwards to 30% of their time looking up and another 30% looking out. Looking Up One of the CEO’s main purposes is to be the public face of their organization. They’re the person that shareholders and boards of directors look...
  • What to Do When Your Meeting Reaches an Impasse

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? We’ve all been there - a work meeting that seems to last forever because no one can agree. Everyone wants to be heard and everyone wants their input to matter. But, alas, you are at an impasse. So what do you do when you reach this point? You want to keep communication open and have an effective meeting, but aren’t sure how to do that. The following are just a few helpful tips to prevent an impasse at your next meeting. Have a Plan Not only is it good to have a plan...
  • Here’s How You Can Improve Your Team’s Production

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It’s no secret that a team should be able to get more done that someone working by themselves. If you are a team leader than it is up to you to help your team be the best they can be. One of the top ways that you can help your team improve and succeed is teaching them quality time management skills. Limiting Casual Conversations If you are working with the same people every day, then you are going to have casual conversations during work hours. There is nothing wrong with talking with your...
  • How to Retain Your Millennial Workforce

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In this tight job market, business leaders are seeing high turnover rates and employees that seem to job hop. One of the best things you can do as a business leader is to take steps to ensure your employees stick around. Millennial's make up over a third of the workforce. Here are some important steps you can take to retain your employees. Statistics of Millennial's in the Workplace Millennial's make up a good portion of the workforce today but unlike their counterparts, they tend to stay at a job for only about 2.5...

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