Time and time again I’ve seen great leaders expend countless hours stressing about keeping an unproductive team member on board just because the person is “so nice.”
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Here’s what I’m learning: The stakes are high when you’re recruiting. The industry rule of thumb is: the wrong person costs you three times his or her annual salary. A $50,000 employee costs you $150,000; a $150,000 employee costs $450,000. That’s for starters. There’s also lost opportunity cost…plus lost business, potential customers, and momentum. And […]
Great leaders need to have extraordinary vision and a laser focus on the business objectives in order to achieve extraordinary results. And most importantly, they need the “4 P’s”
When someone has a sense of purpose in her work, when she values excellence in work, she is less likely to compromise her contribution. And motivated team members are more likely to work harder and more effectively. What I have witnessed is that the most motivated team members are those who have had the opportunity […]
A key element in producing specific results is rewarding those who do the work! When rewards and respect are based on performance and it’s clear to everyone that the act of getting it done is the goal, you begin to create a culture of execution.
I have a client in Alaska who runs a great business. She has been in business for almost twenty years and has a team she truly loves. They work together, they socialize together, they laugh together, and they see to enjoy each other’s company. During an off-site study group meeting, where I was a speaker,this […]