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8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

Posted on April 3rd, by Lougie in Leadership. Comments Off on 8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

Forget good to great. Here’s what makes a great employee remarkable.

 

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Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.

A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a … Read More »

All-Hands Meetings: Friend or Foe?

Posted on March 27th, by Henry Goldbeck in Leadership. Comments Off on All-Hands Meetings: Friend or Foe?

The last thing we need are more meetings, but having a company-wide gathering will allow you to make sure that everyone is marching toward the same goals.

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I admit it, all-hands meetings are a tough one, especially if you’ve got a larger small business. At my company, VerticalResponse, we were once split between two floors in … Read More »

hiring for attitude, not for skills

Posted on March 21st, by Henry Goldbeck in HR Management, Job Search. Comments Off on hiring for attitude, not for skills

I like this article  http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/04/hiring.html and its presentation of the title point including good examples.  Of course, certain skills are needed for many positions but i have seen many companies weight candidates too heavily on the specific industry experience or technical knowledge and not enough on their overall abilities to perform.  In sales positions a superior … Read More »

Ken Blanchard on How Great Leaders Grow

Posted on March 20th, by Lougie in Leadership. Comments Off on Ken Blanchard on How Great Leaders Grow

I recently caught up with Ken Blanchard, who is the Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the author or coauthor of 50 books that have sold more than 20 million copies, including the iconic One Minute Manager®. His latest book is called Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life. In … Read More »

How to completely, utterly destroy an employee’s work life

Posted on March 8th, by Lougie in HR Management, Leadership. Comments Off on How to completely, utterly destroy an employee’s work life

Recall your worst day at work, when events of the day left you frustrated, unmotivated by the job, and brimming with disdain for your boss and your organization. That day is probably unforgettable. But do you know exactly how your boss was able to make it so horrible for you? Our research provides insight into … Read More »