Tag: <span>talent development</span>

The One Thing – The Surprising Results of Focus

THE ONE THING The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Gary Keller with Jay Papasan – reviewed by Ray Silverstein The author states “The One Thing is the best approach to getting what you want.” “What’s the One Thing you can do this week such that by doing it everything else would be easier?”  The…



Diffusing Workplace Conflict – the Bomb (Elephant) in the Room

How to Diffuse Workplace Conflict and Create Consensus I recently conducted a workshop on a highly emotional topic: humans in the workplace. After all, every human being—employees and bosses—shows up for work accompanied by their unique drives, triggers, and tendencies. All things considered, it’s a wonder we get any work done at all. My message…



Managing Employees: Different Generations, Different Motivations

Being a Good Manager One of the advantages of running a small business is that you can manage your employees on an individualized basis. A savvy boss identifies each worker’s hot buttons and work style, and manages employees accordingly. And if you’re super-savvy, you’ll factor in the cultural generation your employees belong to as well….



The Smart, Easy Way to Recruit Top Talent

Recruiting Top Talent We discussed how the key to making successful hires is to target applicants who share your core values. This time, we ask: why wait for those hires to come to you? The smartest, easiest way to identify great potential employees is ‘24/7/365 recruiting.’ It’s simple: even when you’re not actively hiring, keep your eyes…



The Art of Delegating – A Little Leadership Goes a Long Way

The Art of Delegating To grow a business beyond a certain point, there’s a bridge every entrepreneur must cross. You must transition from “doing” to “leading,” which means stepping back from day-to-day operations in order to oversee it. In other words, you must learn to work “on” the business, not “in” the business. Let’s go…



What If… You made a Bad Hire?

What If… You made a Bad Hire? Many small businesses do not know how to interview or hire. What about a bad hire? When a person leaves their business they look at hiring as taking them away from their business activity. But, this should be looked upon as an opportunity. Having good people is your…



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