March 13, 2013 @ 2:24 PM
No doubt, profitability should always be the focus of any successful organization. As we approach the halfway mark of the year, you are probably firmly aware of how much profit your business has already made and how well it is projected to do this year. Perhaps you work in a not-for-profit environment and your concern is increasing value to your clients instead of profitability.
At the end of the day, no matter what goals you set, you must never neglect to consider the importance of growing the human capital of your organization. These critical levers to business success stay largely the same regardless of the industry that you work in.
Recently, top areas of business focus for 2012 were identified ......
February 6, 2013 @ 11:51 PM
As you build your organization, you have probably thought about how to improve the performance of the current team that you work with. Whether you have two employees or two hundred, this series aims to equip you with common sense but not necessarily common practice tools. This week, I will be writing about the second step of building strong teams: how to keep your team at peak performance!
Annual Reviews: Most established organizations have an annual review process that normally coincides with a salary evaluation. If you do not have annual reviews, you need to consider the cost to your team; however small it happens to be. The common misconception is that annual reviews are not necessary for small teams.........
January 12, 2013 @ 9:41 AM
As you build your organization, you have probably thought about how to improve the performance of the current team that you work with. Whether you have two employees or two hundred, this series aims to equip you with common sense but not necessarily common practice tools. This week, I will be writing about the first step of building strong teams: the hiring process!
Create detailed job postings. I have seen far too many job advertisements that have a total of 3 lines of detail in the posting. The more information you can put down about the job, the less work you have to do in weeding out unqualified candidates. This, in turn, saves you valuable time to focus on your business. As you consider posting for an opening in your company, .........
November 23, 2012 @ 1:20 PM
If you care to go through its wonderful 200 plus pages, you will be enlightened on what truly motivates people on your team. Pink builds on what other leadership guru's like Peter Drucker and Jim Collins have written around creating cultures that are highly engaging and self-motivating. The 3 factors that lead to better performance and job satisfaction and are:
- Autonomy: Our desire to be self directed.
- Mastery: The urge to get better at what you do
- Purpose: ............