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The Positive Results of a Team Member’s Departure

By |2018-08-23T17:33:24-06:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Human Resources, Team Building|Tags: , , , , |

If you read the title of this article, you may be thinking to yourself: how can there be positive results from a team member's departure?  If you consider the circumstances and implement the right strategy, there are potential positive results to be gained.  Whether that team member was a positive or negative influence, the opportunity of [...]

The Importance of Your Internal Team

By |2018-08-23T17:32:36-06:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Personal Development, Team Building|Tags: , , , , , |

Just like a great athletic team, having a great team around you is critical for your success. The importance of your internal team needs to be a high priority for you as a leader and your organization. It is important to attract and gather your team, and it is important to maintain and grow it. Here [...]

Recruiting Strategies with Excellent Results

By |2018-08-23T17:25:50-06:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Professional Resources, Recruiting, Team Building|Tags: , , |

On Entrepreneur Magazine's website, Kelly Kinnard wrote a solid article about excellent recruiting strategies for today's market. She explained how startups can compete with established companies for the top talent. Entitled "Your Startup Can Compete With Companies Like Facebook for Top Talent. Here's How.", she describes how to attract top-notch talent with an engaging approach. One [...]

Coach’s Corner: 5 Ways to Bond Your Team

By |2018-08-23T14:39:06-06:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Personal Development, Team Building|Tags: , , |

If you lead a team, a critical point is how to bond your team in a better, closer way. Here are some ideas on how to bond your team together. Eat together. There is a reason that the experts in family studies strongly recommend that families eat together. There is a profound effect on people when [...]

Disappointment with Team Members’ Performance

By |2018-08-23T14:54:43-06:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Personal Development, Team Building, The Hard Lessons|Tags: , , , |

When you manage or lead an organization, you will eventually face the opportunity of dealing with disappointment with team members' performance. The circumstances vary, but the disappointment can sting quite a bit. Consider these thoughts about how to manage disappointment with a team member's performance. Are you able to separate something that was done from something [...]

The Entrepreneur Personality Matters

By |2018-08-23T17:31:10-06:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Team Building|Tags: , , , , , |

A Story . . . I was hearing about an instructor who was teaching about the entrepreneur personality needed to be successful. He described an entrepreneur as being what some would call a "Type A" personality: outgoing, talkative, fearless, bold, etc.  What he told the class was that they needed to be a "Type A" personality [...]

Internal Threat Management as a Leader

By |2018-08-23T17:21:49-06:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Leadership Anxiety, Team Building|Tags: , , |

If you've lead for awhile, you know what anxiety caused by an internal threat feels like. In many cases, an internal threat causes a lot of distrust and difficulties for us as leaders. When we recognize that an internal threat can happen and that we can plan on how to address it, the effects are greatly [...]

Messages on the Walls of My Office

By |2018-08-23T17:23:47-06:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Business Education, Business Strategies, Human Resources, Personal Development, Team Building|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The messages which we communicate in our office are very important.  Not only do we communicate them to our team members, we are also communicating those messages to ourselves as well. The messages on our walls communicate critical messages.  Are they distractions or are they pointing us to the work that we need to accomplish?  Are [...]

Being a Jerk as a Leader Can be Cost-Effective

By |2018-08-23T14:31:52-06:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Team Building, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

In this series of “Being a Jerk as a Leader,” let us cover how you can be cost-effective in your approach. For some people, making a process quantifiable and measurable is the way they figure out if it’s an acceptable approach or not. For those people, and also for the rest of us, we’re going to [...]

Great Diversity in Your Team – Are You Missing the Right Pieces?

By |2018-08-23T14:57:11-06:00September 29th, 2018|Categories: Human Resources, Recruiting, Team Building|Tags: , , , , , |

Diversity is important, in more ways than we think. Diversity in the workplace is always a "hot" topic.  If you are a business leader or executive, you know that you have to be careful with this one.  Red lights and sirens usually go off in your head.  They are screaming that you need to look out [...]