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  • 3 Reasons Why Our Leaders Are in Trouble

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? A surprising majority of people in the workplace believe the world is currently in a leadership crisis. People in positions of power seem less and less competent to lead and more and more arrogant about the positions they hold. Here are some reasons we believe our leaders may be in trouble. 1. An Obsession With Results Today's result-driven world has caused our leaders to become obsessed with the bottom line. No longer are they focused on the process of getting to those results, they are simply driven by profit and results. This can...
  • A Corporate Board Member’s Toughest Job- Setting Company Leadership

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Being a part of a company’s board sounds like a daunting job, and it truly is. And while it may be extremely tough to do, the simplest job lies here - hiring and monitoring the leadership teams, starting with the CEO. Staying focused on this task will mean more time to oversee the culture, strategy, and performance of the company. Yet even the simplest job comes with difficult tasks to keep up with. It would be too easy if you could just hire the leadership team and watch the company grow. The board...
  • Great Mentors Do More Than Give Advice- They Ask These Questions

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Being a good mentor is very important, but the question of how you become a good mentor is always up for debate. It’s about being so much more than just someone that tells you how they achieved success. One of the most common and important characteristics of all good mentors seems to be their ability to ask insightful and meaningful questions. Asking questions to your protege’ will allow you to be more insightful and offer better solutions tailored to their specific situation. You will begin to build a genuine relationship with this person...
  • How Business Leaders Can Focus on Their Why

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? As you get caught up in the day-to-day business, feeling like you’re wading through numbers and spreadsheets, it’s easy to lose sight of the “why”. It’s not surprising that those who work with meaning behind it are more productive and more satisfied. We’re going to help you learn how you can focus more on your “why”. Find Meaning that’s Relatable When you find a purpose that drives others as well, you’re more likely to attract others to you who bring support and enhance your efforts. It also helps you find purpose when you...
  • The True Key to Workplace Productivity

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In order to entice the most skilled employees, you need to stay on the cutting edge of workplace trends. We’ll discuss some ways the workplace is changing and what you can do about it. You can make your workplace more job seeker friendly and increase workplace productivity. What Does an Agile Workplace Look Like? More and more employees are seeking a flexible work environment. They want to be able to work on the go, from where they’re at. Workplace agility provides the tools necessary to accomplish this. Give your employees the tools they...
  • Strong Leaders Know How to Serve Their Team

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Traditional leadership and servant leadership are different. A traditional leader exists to sit at the top of the pyramid and hand orders down the line. A servant leader flips the pyramid upside down by sharing their power with the team. They put the needs of the team above their own so that everyone on the team can advance. Characteristics of a Bad Leader You’ve no doubt had a bad leader. There are certain characteristics that these types of leaders exhibit. For example, a bad leader gives the answer, “I’m the boss, that’s why”...
  • A Simple Tip to Improve Your Performance Management

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? As a leader, you are in charge of many aspects of the job such as communication, strategies, management and more. But, there’s one area where leaders often fail. Unfortunately, these mistakes cost them great employees. Employees Want to Feel Appreciated The simple tip to improve the performance from your team is this - appreciation. They want to hear that you are happy with their performance and results. Of course, this needs to be genuine thanks about their work and what they accomplish. How to Show Appreciation to Your Employees If you google performance...
  • How to Overcome Decision Making Problems

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Making decisions is harder for some people than it is for others. Some people are just naturally good when it comes to solving problems or making decisions. Whether you have a small choice to make or a bigger workplace decision, here are a few steps to overcome this problem. Don’t Be Overconfident One of the biggest mistakes in decision making is being overly confident. There’s a difference between being certain and being overconfident with your decision making. If you head into a decision without thinking things through, you’re more likely to fail. Instead...
  • These 5 Words Make the Difference Between Success and Failure

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It’s no secret that Tom Brady is a successful person in the spotlight. He recently gave a statement talking about how he handles the stress and excitement of football games. People questioned him on his methods of staying calm when there’s so much going on around him. Brady gave 5 important words he that uses in his life. “One play at a time” are five words that make the difference between his success and failure. Here are a few reasons why these words matter. The Power Of Focus These words can serve as...
  • Why Transitions Lead to Problems and Often Fail

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Even the most successful business leaders struggle with transitions. In the business world, transitions often occur whether employees are ready or not. This often leads to failure. Here are a few reasons why transitions lead to problems and how to prevent business failure. Leaders Are Unprepared When employees rise to the top of their company they often don’t realize what they’re in for. Leaders have higher demands in terms of management and keeping up with more responsibilities. In these cases, leaders aren’t prepared for the quick speeds and levels of work they have...

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