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Top 10 Ways for Setting Clear Expectations for Your Team

“Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership”. ~ Peter Drucker.   Too often, managers assume their teams can read their minds. Their teams think the leaders are trying to lead through mental telepathy. Rather than setting and communicating clear expectations—the metrics against which we measure our progress—these …

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Playing to Your Strengths – and Managing Your Weaknesses

We dream of having a clean house – but who dreams of actually doing the cleaning? We don’t have to dream about doing the work, because doing the work is always within our grasp; the dream, in this sense, is to attain the goal without the work. ~ Marcus Buckingham   How much have you …

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Hiring the Golden Unicorn Part 4: The Recruiting Process

“The key asset to a business – the only one that provides a sustainable and competitive advantage – is its employees, their skills and their dedication.”  ~ Robert Reich, Former US Labor Secretary.   To wrap up this four part series on hiring that person you can trust – your Golden Unicorn – let’s talk …

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Hiring the Golden Unicorn Part 3: Behavioral Interviewing

Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.   In part one of this four part series we discussed how to find your key talent by first having a greater understanding of your vision, mission, values, company structure, and your strengths and weaknesses. Last week we discussed the …

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Hiring the Golden Unicorn Part 2: How Do You Get the Right Ones to Apply?

“Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it . . . ; Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” ~ David Ogilvy, widely hailed as the Father of Advertising.   Last week we discussed how to find your …

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