The prime directive of leadership is to get results, Period. If you can’t make your team perform you will be looking for your next job.
So you have lost your job and are trying to figure out what comes next. It doesn’t matter why it happened it’s all about what happens next. Continue Reading »
It is important to understand the difference between setting a goal and having an expectation. When Kimanzi Constable wrote her first book, she had expectations of selling enough copies to quit her job. Continue Reading »
Many people consider building rapport as something that is only necessary for those in the selling profession. In fact all of us could use a few lessons in how to build rapport. Continue Reading »
Here’s another good article by USA Today. Identifying a bad boss is relatively simple because when they’re bad they usually really bad. If you have been in the workforce for more than 4 or 5 years you have likely already had a bad boss. A bad boss is easy to spot but what about a good boss? A good boss is sometimes not so easily recognized. Many times they’re humble and calm. They are the unsung heroes that will help you, mentor you, and do what he can to let you excel in the style and way you prefer. Thanks Anita Bruzzese.
The ability to build rapport is a critical skill for recruiters. Some recent numbers show that you have about 30 seconds to engage a prospects interest or potentially lose them forever. Continue Reading »
“Happy business owners equal happy employees”, you have heard that before right? Did you also know that happy employees equal happy customers which equals a happy boss? Funny how that comes around!
But being a good boss has other benefits as well:
• It reduces turnover: Makes sense right? No one wants to work for a tyrant.
• It reduces training time and costs: Lower turnover means better yield from your hiring efforts.
• It increases morale: Lack or morale means lack of engagement. Lack of engagement means lack of productivity. And morale (good or bad) is contagious, so get the pendulum swinging in the right direction.
• It increases sales: Well of course. Higher engagement and productivity leads to better customer satisfaction, and as a result higher sales. And higher sales? You guessed it, leads to a happy boss.
Read the original article by Steve Strauss, for USA Today.
Check out this recent article in USA Today. It looks like the lack of personal, face to face interaction has left our latest generation, The Millennials, holding the bag. They seem to think texting during a job interview, bringing their pet to an interview, or having their parent negotiate compensation is perfectly acceptable. It’s puzzling that what seems common sense has not made it to the temporal lobe of our new workforce.