Faster communication, shifts in demographics, globalization and numerous other changes in today’s business world means that leadership styles must also be altered to keep up with the current environment.
Although certain characteristics of leadership such as vision, intelligence, good judgment, ambition and integrity are still valuable, the “hierarchical, inward-focused” method of leadership will not fit well with the 21st century business needs.
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There’s no substitute for great performance. In all industries, from manufacturing to professional services, that businesses that lead ahead of the pack tend to be the ones that emphasize and aim for great performance.
There are several aspects of achieving great performance. Great performance can be achieved on an individual level by one person, by a team of talented people, or by an entire business made … Read More
Is your business expanding? One of the most common challenges business owners and entrepreneurs face is expanding their team with skilled, effective employees as their businesses grow.
There are several ways to recruit new people to fill roles in your business. You can recruit internally, hiring people that already work for you to take on a new job and fill a new position.
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With excellent management, great teams can become far more than the sum of their parts. Unfortunately, many businesses hire all the right people but fail to apply great management techniques to allow them to work effectively.
It’s hard to achieve anything alone, particularly in a competitive industry. Working as an efficient, cooperative team is one of the best ways to increase your business’s efficiency and get … Read More
Giving helpful, constructive feedback can be surprisingly difficult. While it’s easy for most people to work out how a behavior or process doesn’t work, turning this into a piece of advice that’s actionable and helpful is rarely an easy process.
Despite this, giving feedback is one of the most important aspects of building a great team. Without feedback, it’s impossible to know where and how to … Read More
Morale is one of the most important factors in creating a highly motivated, efficient and productive workplace. No matter how great your process might be, it’s unlikely that your team will make progress if morale and confidence is low.
There is a massive amount of content about raising morale available both online and off, some of it extremely useful. However, many morale raising tips aren’t helpful … Read More
Writing a good job description can be a challenging process. It requires a deliberate balance between providing enough detail to draw in great candidates without using so much that people aren’t engaged or interested.
Is your business writing job descriptions that are as good as they could be? If not, it could be missing out on attracting high quality applicants to fill open positions and provide … Read More
Do you know how well each of your staff members is performing? Reviewing your employees’ performance through appraisals (also called performance reviews) is a great way to keep track of the people responsible for your business’s success.
When done right, performance appraisals let you gain a deeper understanding of each employee’s role in your business, the specific challenges they face, and their work abilities.
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Is your business struggling to hire and retain great people? Hiring talented people to join your business can be a time-consuming process that can have a significant effect on your business’s ability to achieve its goals and objectives.
Luckily, it’s surprisingly easy to make your hiring process more efficient, giving your business more time to focus on growth. Small but valuable optimizations to the way your … Read More
From small businesses to large companies, every business – or every organization – is only as good as its employees.
When your business is built around reliable, highly skilled and professional people, progress and results come easily. You can’t grow any business by yourself, and it’s essential that your team represents your business’s values and goals.
Are you searching for reliable people to add to your … Read More