Hiring

5 Signs a Teammate is Not Ready to Lead

July 30, 2015
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In my previous post, 7 Signs a Teammate is Ready to Lead, we covered some good indicators of teammates ready to take on a leadership role within an organization. But what about the warning signs that point to a colleague not yet ready to lead others? Here are five to look out for:

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Bridge Your Workplace Generation Gap

May 15, 2015
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How well are you doing at bridging the generation gap inside your organization? No, I’m not talking about Gen X and Gen Y. I’m talking about your Legacy group and your Accelerate group. You may not be familiar with the terms, but after I explain you’ll know exactly who I’m talking about. Legacy Group Your […]

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Who You Gonna Pick?

July 10, 2014
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People get promoted. They leave for another job at another company. They make a lateral move for another job at the same company. They retire. And yet, when it’s inevitably time to fill a vacant or newly-created position, many leaders have no idea who they’re going to pick.

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Did You Lose Something?

May 5, 2014
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If you lead people, you know that at some point or another a teammate is going to leave. If their performance and commitment were lacking, it’s probably a good thing. If they were a top performer, then you’re likely quite bummed to see them go. Regardless of why they left, once they permanently step out, […]

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Who is Leaving? Who Are You Attracting?

April 13, 2014
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The people that care the most leave first. This was a key point in Seth Godin’s recent blog post, “You are not the lowest common denominator,” which references the methodical way that companies (technology companies, in particular) eventually, consistently lower their standards in product innovation and service in order to appeal to a broader audience.

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How to Identify and Develop Your Hi-Po Employees

April 10, 2014
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Quit worrying about finding the smartest people. Stop searching for the perfect employees – the ones who have it all figured out, can work unsupervised, and demand little time and attention.

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9 Symptoms of Leadership Groupies

March 27, 2014
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Just about everyone has an inner circle. Hopefully your circle is made up of people with whom you are safe discussing topics and getting feedback. The people in your inner circle should bring value to you by both building you up and challenging you.

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Bridge the Gap in Your Growing Organization

September 30, 2013
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Most growing organizations, especially entrepreneurial ones, have two distinct generations that reside within them – and no, I’m not talking about Baby Boomers and Generation X or Xers and Millenials. I’m talking about growth generations – namely your Legacy group and your Accelerate group.

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4 Things to Consider Before You Hire

January 6, 2013
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With new growth goals and budgets for the new year, many leaders are preparing to hire new teammates. So when adding to a team, which is more important – potential, loyalty, or team? Here are four things to consider. I go with potential every time. I’m a people developer, so potential and character are all I […]

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