Tag Archives: Management
“You don’t build a business. You build people – and then the people build the business.” – Zig Ziglar
The truth in that statement is so profound that I say to myself, “why don’t more business executives understand this?” I have been speaking a lot recently to executives and directors about the importance of developing employees. One of my favorite things to say is that an organization only grows as much as its people are allowed to grow. Continue reading
Many times, potential A-list employees (you know, the ones you need) will often walk out of an interview not wondering whether or not they did well; rather, they’ll be thinking of a respectful way to decline your offer if and when it comes. Continue reading
Sometimes the truth makes us uncomfortable. If that discomfort results in taking action to address the reality, that’s not such a terrible thing, is it? Continue reading
In business as in life, there are ups and downs. Nobody is immune to this. The difference between successful outcomes and unreached potential (either personal or for your organization) can be measured using a lot of different variables. However, there is one that is the best indicator of potential success or abject failure.
Let’s call it The Laziness Influence. Continue reading
Let’s talk about what GREAT leaders do and how they distinguish themselves from the not so great. GREAT leaders empower others. They provide their team members with opportunities to positively affect the team and the organization as a whole. Continue reading
Aristotle once said, “Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
I think we can all agree that Aristotle was a pretty smart guy. Numerous studies have shown that the human brain responds best to goals that are presented as directives. That is, they are more effective when some kind of action is included.
I’m hoping that Aristotle wouldn’t mind if I render his observation in a more direct manner. The philosophy thus becomes: Learn, Do, and Teach. Continue reading