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Make Your New Hire the Hero of Your Story

Make Your New Hire the Hero of Your Story

Make Your New Hire the Hero of Your Story

You posted the position.  You read a pile of resumes.  You interviewed a gaggle of candidates.  You picked somebody who seems perfect. Now it’s her first day on the job.  How do you bring her onboard?

Yes, of course, you introduce her to her colleagues and show her where the bathroom is.  Human Resources gives her forms to fill out so she can get paid.  Her supervisor welcomes her and gives her some orientation.  All that is good, but it’s not enough. Read More…

Can We Make Writing a Blog Easier for Entrepreneurs?

Can we make it easier to write your blog?

Can we make it easier to write your blog?

How do you share your ideas in writing? Is it important to you to be seen as an expert in your field? What’s the best way to connect with your community and clients? Yesterday in my blog I shared why I write.

Today, I give you several ideas that get you on your way to becoming a better writer.   Read More…

Why I Write and You Should Too

I write to promote good causes

I write to promote good causes

How do you connect to your community? What’s the best way to share your ideas with others across the world? How can you share your ideas and strategies to help others reach success? Why I write and you should too.

Des Walsh recently asked me to be part of blog hop.  He and several other people are trying to build some buzz in their respective communities and introduce their readers to new individuals in the process. I’m lucky enough to be part of the activities. I thought you might enjoy seeing what we came up with for our readers. I’ll share links to all their blogs at the end of this blog so you can see how to do your own blog hop. Read More…

What Serving Leaders Need to Know about Depression

  How do you help others deal with depression?

How do you help others deal with depression?

Robin Williams’ tragic passing this week has reminded us that we must be always aware of how others are doing. As serving leaders, we work with many different people who may be dealing with depression.  Depression is one of the major risk factors for suicide. 

There are over 16 million people in the United States who suffer from major depression. That’s one out of every nineteen people. So what can we do to help them deal with it and get help? Read More…

Wanted: Good Mentor to Help Develop Unlimited Possibilities in Others

Good mentors can help you learn and grow.

Good mentors can help you learn and grow.

How do you leverage your time and gifts to help others grow? How can you help others find their unique gifts and strengths in your organization and life?  For many of us older leaders, we are given the gift of being able to help mentor others within our lives and organization. Today, we talk about what a good mentor can do for others. Thursday, I’ll share how you can incorporate mentoring as a way to develop your teams moving forward. So just what makes a good mentor? Read More…

What Makes You an Employer of Choice?

How will being an employer of choice energize your team?

How will being an employer of choice energize your team?

How do you build an extraordinary organization? How do you attract the right people to your team and grow a winning organization? Earlier this week, I talked about building a great culture and several keys to building a breakthrough organization.  Today, I share what I’ve learned from many successful entrepreneurs about becoming an employer of choice. Why should you care?  According to the book, Becoming an Employer of Choice by Judith Leary-Joyce, employers of choice outperform their competitors by between 10 – 15% each year. Read More…

How Can Entrepreneurs Create a Culture of Excellence?

Can a great culture put you in the driver’s seat as a leader?

Can a great culture put you in the driver’s seat as a leader?

Last Tuesday we talked about how help people see the positive power of making a change. Thursday we saw what could happen if you don’t do the right things to prepare your key stakeholders for leadership changing. Today, we share the key element in empowering your change efforts. I find that leaders who embrace and harness change attract and create a culture of excellence within their organizations. Your organization’s culture can provide you an edge in creating a high performing organization.

My experience with many successful leaders and entrepreneurs tells me the earlier you begin creating an organizational culture, the faster your organization succeeds. If I was to cite the biggest difference between good and great organizations in similar industries, it would be how well their culture is developed.  The difference in their results can be huge. Read More…

Who Cares About Your Company?

How far would your customers and employees go to celebrate your leadership?

How far would your customers and employees go to celebrate your leadership?

The Harvard Business Review says that Market Basket is a profitable family-owned regional chain of 71 supermarkets in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, with around 25,000 employees. According to Forbes, it’s the 127th-largest private company in the United States, with $4.6 billion in revenue.

But today, as I write, the Market Basket in Somerville, MA where I live is doing hardly any business at all. The reason? Most of the workers—and many customers—are outside. As Bloomberg reports:

Thousands of the supermarket chain’s employees have organized rallies at their local stores and at the company’s headquarters during the last week. Were these employees rallying for higher wages, better benefits, and predictable schedules — the needs so many retail employees face? Read More…

How Can Serving Leaders Help Others Change?

How do you give a green light to change in your organization?

How do you give a green light to change in your organization?

As serving leaders, we are often asked to help bring change to our organizations. How can we help others become better at dealing with change? Can we provide a process that helps our teams deal with transformation on a constant basis?

I believe that the most important skill we can develop in ourselves and others is learning how to deal with change effectively. There are many changes processes available in the market, but with all this information available to us, by most accounts, these efforts fail over 75% of the time. Why is this? Are these processes somehow flawed?  What dooms our change efforts to failure? Read More…

What are the time management secrets of successful entrepreneurs?

What the secrets of great time management system?

What the secrets of great time management system?

How do you take charge of your busy day? What time management secrets do I share with my executives and entrepreneurs?  After all, there are dozens, if not hundreds of books already published on the topic.  Bear with me.  The problem as I see it is, if you don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done, when will you find the time to read a book on how to fix it? Read More…

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