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Finding the right people for the right jobs can be challenging.  It’s a whole lot less arduous using benchmarking tools and Top Grading tools…so let’s assume you’ve got your new “star” employee on the rolls…now what? Best practice onboarding can make the … Continue reading

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I can assure you, I’ve done it – made really bad hiring decisions.  The current data indicates miss-hiring can cost you, the company up to 3 times the base salary for that open position.  NOW that I have your attention…my valued business … Continue reading

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Introverts are different from extroverts! It’s easy to turn them on and ratchet up their performance. First, introverts are thinkers. This means they are problem solvers; they have good and well developed ideas. But they don’t tend to come forward … Continue reading

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Happy workers perform better! Or do they? Doesn’t it all depend? There is the employee who is an independent, goal-oriented, hard-working self-starter who finds happiness at work when given challenging assignments, left alone to accomplish them, and rewarded based on … Continue reading

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Leaders who strive for perfection deny top performance. Here’s why. The leader sets unrealistic expectations for others, so they fail. When they fail the manager heaps criticism onto them. The leader is sensitive to the need for perfection, and insensitive … Continue reading

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For some leaders the goal is perfection. If you’re not one, you know one. It’s impossible to be the perfect leader and trying is certain to lead to failure . . . absolutely certain. Expectations of the “perfect” leader are … Continue reading

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At their best, leaders who are a “people-person” are persuasive, they are motivators, they inspire employees to follow, to work hard, and do a good job. The people-person likes people and wants to be liked, but taken too far the … Continue reading

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What if you tell the truth up front? The change will be hard on all of us. Our jobs will change. We’ll all have to learn new things. Then more will be expected of us. It may be painful and … Continue reading

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Toxic high performers get results, but leave a scattering of wounded along the way. Their negative impact on others is legendary, and they either are unaware or unconcerned. They are the center of their universe. What is a leader to … Continue reading

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Answer these questions and follow your own advice: Do you have a toxic or indifferent boss? How does this affect you? Has this happened to you before? If so, why? Should you try to change your boss? Will he/she change? … Continue reading

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