Whether you are in good times or bad, managing people is one of the biggest challenges any business owner faces. What costs your business the most is getting the most from your team. Recruiting, hiring, and then retaining people who can be long term contributors isn't an easy task to pull off under … [Read more...] about What Costs Your Business The Most?
Hiring and Firing
Starting a business takes more than working capital to make it successful. Selling one also requires more planning and forethought to maximize the situation. After 25 years leading, I decided it was time to move on to other ventures. Here are a few tips I learned from selling my last … [Read more...] about A Few Tips I Learned From Selling My Last Company
Every business owner who has hired a lot of people can tell story after story. We all have them. We've all heard the statement, hire for attitude, and train on skills. A few things are clear: when you hire someone with a good attitude, it usually offers you a better employee. I'll take someone with … [Read more...] about Hire Only People Who Have Demonstrated Integrity
If you're responsible for direct reports, then you've heard the hire slow and fire fast statement. Yea, you may have even heard that from me over the years. Before you actually pull the trigger, I'd like to ask you to consider a few things. If you are hiring a CEO, then please read one of my … [Read more...] about Hire Slow and Wait Just a Minute Before You Fire Fast