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Not Every Great Employee is A Good Fit

Not Every Great Employee is A Good Fit

Hallelujah! After weeks, if not months, of diligent searching, resume and LinkedIn profile reviews, phone interviews, and then multi-stage in-person and team interviews, you’ve hired THE right person for your team. Kayla’s got the skills, experience, credentials, references, work ethic, communication skills, team skills, and personality you need. She’s got ‘it’! Every team member, client and vendor who has interacted with her these past few weeks loves her. They’ve been impressed with Kayla’s abilities, intrigued by her thought processes, and grateful for her work and team contributions. You finally feel as if a huge weight has been lifted. You’ve finally found the right team member who will help propel your team forward. Or have you… Something is gnawing at you. Even though Kayla has ‘it’, you’re not sure she’s a ‘fit’. Wait! What? How could a team member who seems perfect for your team, your organization, the job, and the clients, not be a good fit for your organization?

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on July 24, 2018 in Leadership Development, Strategic Planning and tagged , , ,

 

Two Good Questions

Two Good QuestionsI'm currently reading Tough Man, Tender Chicken - Business & Life Lessons from Frank Perdue written by his widow, Mitzi Perdue. It's an admittedly biased, but enjoyable and educational biography of the infamous Frank Perdue. His insatiable need to learn and identify ways to continue to provide the highest quality product come through time and again -- as does his skill at asking the right questions.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on September 22, 2015 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,

 

Are Your Bad Habits Killing Your Business?

Are Your Bad Habits Killing Your Business?Human beings tend to be creatures of habit. That's good in that we can enhance our efficiencies by doing things over and over again. However, we can also become a bit too comfortable with our habits. When that happens, we don't recognize when our habits are no longer helping us, but are instead hurting us and our businesses.

As business owners, when we become too comfortable with our habits, we don't recognize when they're hurting us.

I've been working with several business owners to help them each break just one habit that's no longer helpful to them and their businesses. Each business owner's habit is different; yet each habit is causing serious problems for their respective employees and companies.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on January 20, 2015 in Leadership Development and tagged , , , ,

 

Retain and Grow / Retain and Pay

Retain and Grow or Retain and PayIt’s amazing how life and business is a cycle. I pulled this from the archives. I wrote this ten years ago, but I could have written it this morning. See if there’s something in here that resonates with you…

I recently read the McKinsey & Company Report on Global Leadership in which they site the two primary concerns for global executives: 1 - The Economy; it's recovery has not been as strong and doesn't look as if it will be as strong as anticipated six months ago, and 2 - Retaining Employees; how to retain talent?

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on September 30, 2014 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,

 

Don't Work So Hard: Target to Grow Your Pool of Tier 1 & 2 Customers

Target to Grow Your Pool of Tier 1 & 2 CustomersIf you want to increase your customer base, be smart and target the types of customers you really want.

 

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on July 1, 2014 in Sales, Marketing & Customer Service and tagged , , ,