Category Archives: Employee issues

Finding, hiring, and building great work teams

Over and Over and Over Again

  I was thinking today as I drove past some road repair folks this morning about the work that we do.  How do you rate yourself on the job you do?  How would other people rate you?  This may be particularly difficult if you are self-employed. The reason I was thinking about this is because…

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What is Your Path?

  Are you on a path?  I guarantee you are, you may have just not recognized it yet.  But if you want to become a master in your life, you must be on a path and recognize it. How can you determine you path? Look at the books on your bookshelf.  Is there a recurring…

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Career & You

Career & You It’s important you’re not fighting with the career choice you made.   Are you happy at work?  Do you like what you do or are you just earning a salary or punching a time clock, hoping that someday your ship will come in?  Remember, you are spending about 1/3 of your life…

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Business

Business “Your number one customers are your people. Look after employees first and then customers last.” – Ian Hutchinson, author of People Glue   Inspire your employees with your passion. We all joke about “that” employee but it is for real and can cause a small company havoc. We may even be joking about it…

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Leading Great Employees

Leading Great Employees “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” –Ronald Reagan In a world of specialists, do you have some great employees you just can’t pigeonhole? Are you losing sleep over a perceived lack of…

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Connect with People

How to Connect with People “People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”  John Maxwell It’s is only in the last few years that companies began to realize that their people are their biggest asset. They are probably the biggest liability as well, especially if their leadership remains in the past. Leadership of…

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Building Winning Teams

Build a Winning Team It’s amazing how much people get done if they don’t worry about who gets the credit. Swahili proverb What do great leaders know? They know that having great teams is what makes them great! Robin Sharma wrote The Leader Who Had No Title and offers some great leadership advice on Team…

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Hiring & Employee Tips

Hiring & Employee Tips “Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.” – Napoleon Hill   At some point in every business owners plans there comes a time that it is necessary to hire employees. Have you lost sleep over that last hire you did? Everyone thinks they want to…

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Conversations

Conversations A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want. David Whyte Are you finding your conversations are difficult at best because they turn into arguments? Are you listening? No. I mean Really listening.  

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Hiring Great People

Hiring Great People “The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you’ve made a hiring mistake.” Jim Collins, Good to Great Businesses hire for all the wrong reasons. Are skills important? Yes. Is history important? Yes. Is likability important? Yes. Most people are not able to separate what they are and who the…

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