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
Small Business Development
Building a team with diverse personalities requires a leader who can handle them. There will be days when you'd like to fire all of them and then others when you couldn't be prouder. Let me share some tips and strategies to handle an argumentative person on your team so you create more days when you … [Read more...] about How to Handle An Argumentative Person on Your Team
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
Every small town had a bank that was locally owned. There used to be single-location hardware and grocery stores. History and trends have a way of predicting the future. Consolidation in any market reshapes the playing field, so for every business owner or investor, predicting where the trends lead … [Read more...] about Market Consolidation: Does AG Follow Auto?