Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lessons from CEOs Regarding Core Values

Core Values are way more than just words in a fancy frame on all meeting room and lunch room walls.  This article outlines the keys about successful core values from CEOs perspectives.



Pay Employees What THEY Want.

I recall hearing years ago about a small organization where the owner was tired of dealing with people complaining about their salaries, so he told everyone in the organization to set their own salaries.  He told employees that they could go into payroll and set their salary at the level they feel they are worth.  Here's what happened.
    • One person walked in and gave himself a small raise, just to see what would happen.  It was accepted and the new pay level showed up on his next paycheque. 
    • Another took a pay cut as she just didn't want to work that hard and felt a huge stress release of not having to live up to the expectations of the higher salary.
    • Finally, one person, who was not a great performer, took a significant raise.  However, once his salary was set at a level of what he thought he was worth, his level of performance improved significantly.
I think you will enjoy these thoughts in this article about setting salaries during the interview process.


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A great summary about the Art of Listening. 


Listening is so important.  It is said that the deepest need of the human soul is to be understood.  If this is the case, many of us are trying to be understood rather than truly listening to people empathically.  Empathic listening requires listening with the heart, ears, and eyes.  How well do you listen?  Are you and empathic listener?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Great tips for your own career management

This article focuses on who you know, not what you know when it comes to career management.  In my experience, it seems that there are lots of people in their jobs who don't seem to know how to manage their own careers.  Doing a good job is helpful, but working with people, sharing your career aspirations, and taking career management into your own hands will help you succeed in your career.

For Your Career, It’s Not What You Know – It’s Who You Know

by Sharlyn Lauby on September 2, 2012
My very first job in HR was based on what I knew. Every other job offer after that was because of who I knew.

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Increase your productivity

This article has some great tips on how to be more effective and productive each day.  Who wouldn't want to increase your effectiveness at work and in life.

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

August 22, 2012
How much does the first hour of every day matter? As it turns out, a lot. It can be the hour you see everything clearly, get one real thing done, and focus on the human side of work rather than your task list.
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

The 10 second Leadership Quiz

As a follow up to the last posting, have a look at this short article on your worldview of leadership?  How do you define leadership?



Are your employees Rats or Beavers?

Here is a very interesting perspective on looking at the kinds of employees you feel have in your organization.  As a leader in your business, how do you view your employees?  Are they rats or beavers?  This short thought provoking article is a must read for any leader.