The best leaders make coaching and developing others a priority. Think back to a coach or past boss who positively impacted you and why. You likely recalled fond memories of how you felt in the presence of that person and ways that you grew. There are three main purposes of coaching: Reinforce performance Improve performance […]
The economy is doing better for business in general and entrepreneurs specifically. That’s the good news. The downside is the battle for talent has heated up again. In recent surveys by major consulting firms, CEOs continue to identify finding the right talent as one of their biggest challenges. Larger companies have an advantage over smaller […]
Hiring mistakes can make or break a company. Hiring for a critical position or hiring with limited resources can put even a strong company in peril. A hiring mistake can undo the momentum gained from landing several new customers and quickly eradicate hard-earned profit margins. A hiring mistake can turn trade secrets into public knowledge […]
I was about to slip more than 1,000 feet down a cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. My husband Lewis and I just arrived on the island of Kauai and we couldn’t wait to hike the Nā Pali Coast with its ancient Hawaiian foot trails. The Nā Pali is on the North Shore of the […]
“Wow, we just spent two months pouring over resumes, getting recommendations from headhunters and interviewing candidates. We finally selected someone and now after 45 days, we have determined that he is not the right fit?” The exasperated CEO asked, “How did this happen?
Ask candidate references the right questions when hiring. It can mean hiring the right talent.
by Mary Key Having the right culture can make the difference between being in business or not. Certainly companies recently nominated as the Best Places to Work in Tampa Bay exemplify the importance of having a culture of engaged employees. Research shows that employee engagement is a huge factor in company productivity and success. Ultimately, […]