Leadership

  • The foundation of every act of a leader

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? As a leader in your organization, how much impact do you have on its performance? Probably more than you know. You may have been a leader for many years now, or recently promoted. Your organization may be a for-profit business or a church organization. It may be a not-for-profit community service organization or a local sporting organization. It matters not. What matters is that your leadership of your organization will directly impact the results you get. It has been said that people get the results that they deserve. If leaders are not getting...
  • The King Is Slow to Learn (Daniel 4:1–37)

    KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR proved himself to be one of the most arrogant leaders in history, so self-centered and prideful that God dealt with him in a most unusual way. God gave the king a vision of a huge tree, chopped down by an angel. The tree represented him. God removed him from his position and drove him into the wilderness to live like an animal. His hair and fingernails grew long; he ate the same diet as the beasts of the field; he dwelt in caves and dirt shelters. And he stayed out there until he fully recognized God as the...
  • Psychological Effects of Executive Salary Imbalance

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When the salary imbalance between a company’s CEO and those below becomes excessive, the entire organization may be thrown out of whack. In a recent study by the CIPD, it was revealed that this wage imbalance does have a noticeable psychological effect on the workers below the CEO. Almost 60% of employees used in the study admitted that the salary imbalance demotivates them, and more than half said they felt excessive executive pay damaged the company’s reputation. This makes it more difficult to retain loyal employees and can turn off some job seekers...
  • How to Recognize your High Performing Employees

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? As an employer, it’s important that you know how to recognize who your high performing employees are. Whoever you choose to place in leadership positions can either make or break your company. Research has shown that companies with strong leadership positions are more likely to double both their profit and their revenue. So how do you identify the right person for the job? Mainly through observation. High performing employees often have certain habits or characteristics that make them easier for you to spot, but only if you’re paying attention. For example, you should...
  • Strong Leadership – The Key to Success

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The key to success in any company is great leadership. So why, in a recent study, did 75% of HR professionals report that people in leadership positions at their company were only adequate leaders or worse? Other research has shown that two-thirds of employees who quit their jobs are only quitting to get away from their boss. Hiring leaders that are merely sufficient for the role, or worse, makes it very hard to hang on to good employees below them. What do you think about the leaders in your company? How can you...
  • Thankful for the Mission

    Hershey’s claims to be the sweetest place on earth and their mission statement is to be a leader in the hospitality and entertainment industries by delivering excellence to their guests and employees, while enhancing their relationships with the Hershey entities and the community and sustaining financial integrity.  Microsoft's well-known mission statement is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States, known as the country’s mission statement, instills a sense of purpose, wonder and peace: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a...
  • A Substance Abuse Free Work Environment

    Did you know that seventy percent of all illegal drug users are employed either full or part time.  In fact, one in twelve full-time employees reports current use of illicit drugs and one in every ten people in this country have an alcohol problem.  What does this mean for you? The problems of substance abuse hurt the workplace and cost money.  Substance abusing workers are more likely to miss workdays, to injure themselves or others as compared to drug-free workers.  The direct costs include absenteeism, tardiness, overtime pay, sick leave, insurance claims and Workers’ Compensation.  The hidden costs include diverted supervisory...
  • Is Your Corporate Culture Real or Fiction?

    It is critical that you learn the facts about your corporate culture - who you really are as well as striving for who you want to be.  Understanding and assessing your organization's culture can mean the difference between success and failure in today's fast changing business environment. Unfortunately, senior management, particularly the CEO, often view the organization's culture more on hope than a view grounded in objective fact. Is your corporate culture reality or is it a fiction? If you were to quickly describe your company in about 10 words you would get an indication of the organization’s culture.  This...
  • Valuing the Employee Mentality

    Do you find that no matter how closely you work with some of your employees and no matter how well you compensate them they still act like employees rather than owners?  Are you frustrated because you assume that everyone should care as much about the company as you do? Some employees work very hard from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then walk out the door and leave their work behind to begin living their other life; their real life.  They don’t think about work until the next morning when they come back and do their best for the company...
  • Create a Culture of Involvement and Ownership Mentality

    Some employees will act as if the company is their own even if they have no ownership interest.  If they have work on their desk at the end of the day they routinely stay late and finish it without being asked.  They go the extra mile because they want to; something inside is driving them.  You can develop a corporate culture to motivate employees to act and think like owners even if they have no ownership interest.  Companies with a culture of employee involvement and ownership mentality outperform the competition because the employees contribute ideas and information and move the...

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