Here is what I know to be true. The success or failure of a startup is determined in the first months of staffing that start up. Observing and participating in staffing and coaching those staffs for decades, I can report absolutely, what works, what doesn’t work. Continue reading
Be Promotable, Get a Higer Salary and Be in Demand
There is one single function you can perform to insure your promotability, increase your compensation and endear yourself to the Board of Directors. Skeptical? Don’t be. Continue reading
Do your employees feel their career is safe?
“No matter what industry you’re in, the people on your team matter most.” Bill Gates
Want to reduce turnover and increase productivity? Do you believe it is important to keep the institutional knowledge in-house? Do you hope to attract and hire ‘A’ players to your team to fill those critical positions?
Are your employees obedient or empowered?
New to the executive ranks, a current client struggles with delegation. He asked when and what to delegate and what to expect? He complained that when he delegated, he was bogged down with constant questions from the person in charge. He assured me he had good people on the team but that they needed a lot of guidance. How do I do this? Is this what you want? What should this look like? And other process questions. Continue reading
What is a leader to you?
Leadership is defined variously with words like power, influence, vision and, it is claimed, cannot be taught. Oddly, most lists describing leaders and leadership begin with integrity. Which causes me to dismiss those lists. Continue reading