Startup Staffing – Against the Grain

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

Promotion, a raise and new opportunities if you master this one skill.

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

Reduce Turnover: Build a brand that says your career is safe with us

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?

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Are you a leader or a manager?

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

Where does strong leadership start?

Do you have what it takes to become a strong leader?

Recently, Bill Gates opined, “No matter what industry you’re in, the people on your team matter most.”  

Most successful CEO’s admit it is the employees who make a company successful. No strategy or golden opportunity can survive an unmotivated and/or unproductive team. If you accept the premise people make companies successful, then it follows, how a leader treats employees is the make/break of company success. Continue reading