If you want a glimpse into the character of a leader, watch how they interact with the housekeeping, janitorial, or groundskeeping staff of their organization.
"3 Forces That Shape Character" by Michael HyattGreat post by Michael Hyatt
"We hire people for what they know and then fire them for who they are." * Peter Drucker said in one of his many books that of ALL the decisions that an executive makes, the people decisions are the most important. Jim Collins in his book Good to Great emphasizes the importance of exercising discipline in … Continue reading 3 C’s of hiring
"Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life." Proverbs 4:23 In our world today, your "heart" is constantly being attacked, being distracted, and being wooed away from what is really important. What is distracting you? What is pulling your attention and affections from what is truly important? Guard yourself … Continue reading Are You Guarding Your Heart?
You may have heard this many times, but it bears repeating - you can't always control your circumstances, but you can control your response. There are some things pretty certain about this life - you will fail, you will be criticized, you will be wronged, you will feel pain and loss and you will be … Continue reading What Is Your Response?
Good morning! It's an unusually warm foggy morning here in northeast Indiana. Being a Southern boy that's ok with me as I am not quite ready for snow just yet. Last week, I was part of a team conducting leadership training for an Ambassador company in Tennessee. As we were going through the training I kept noticing … Continue reading Great Leaders – A Common Thread
Good Monday morning to you! It has been an absolutely beautiful weekend here in southwest Michigan! We had fun watching a baby robin learn to fly. He must not be in the advanced class as he flew right into the side of the garage - he was a little stunned but soon recovered. Hiring the right people is … Continue reading Don’t Hire For Talent
Don't Wish for Obedient Employees | Inc.com. Good article on obedience. As Christians, we do need to be obedient to the Lord. But, you may not really want overly obedient staff. In fact, one truism, I learned long ago, is the best way to mess over your boss is to do exactly what you were … Continue reading Don’t Wish for Obedient Employees | Inc.com
"We hire people for what they know and then fire them for who they are." Have you found this statement to be true? You have hired someone who is highly talented, but they don't work out because of character issues? Or maybe they just don't fit your culture? The three C's are fairly well known, … Continue reading 3 C’s of Hiring