Recent reports have shown that more and more people are finding jobs. And for those of us with an ongoing need to hire great talent, that’s not necessarily good. KETV recently reported that Nebraska’s unemployment rate has dropped to an astonishing 2.7%. So our question is: Do you have a plan to win the war on talent?Read More›
The moment we hear that business leaders and executives are working on (not just talking about) succession planning and building talent depth charts, we are ecstatic! Because the truth is, many talk about it, but don’t put any action behind the words. Sometime in the future, we’ll hear, “Yeah, we were talking about creating a succession plan for that role. We just never got around to it.”Read More›
Recently, I visited the Grand Canyon. For the fourth time, I had the opportunity to witness this majestic natural wonder. Every time I go, it takes my breath away. If you have been to the Grand Canyon, you know that you can see the canyon from many different viewpoints. You can stay safe and walk only along paths that have guard rails (sturdy dividers between you and the vast drop to the bottom) or you can hike down to more rugged areas and find flat cliffs that jut out over the canyon. These areas have no guard rails and no protection from falling.Read More›
If you’re a business owner or executive, you’re probably working hard to grow your business. And sometimes that means sleepless nights; long days. It can be hard not to think about business. And as the business grows, things change. Or at least they probably should. When we try to keep doing what we’ve always done, we soon realize that it won’t work. Now we have growing pains.Read More›
Business owners and executives across the country struggle to answer this question. Most make some comment that they are moving forward and growing. Others say they think everyone in the company knows where they are going. Yet when asked, employees respond by saying, “Wherever the company tells me we’re going.”Read More›
The quality of moving or reacting with great speed.
Is your company prepared?
We know that organizations have always needed people who are good at leading. Though we often hire and promote people who have been good managers and adequate leaders, it is now essential to find great leaders. The future of our organizations need leaders who will prepare us for the future.Read More›
Working with businesses across the country, we hear a lot of talk about preparing companies for the exit of their most senior managers…but sometimes it comes with very little action. What’s up with that?
When you ask many company owners who will take over for them, they usually answer with, “I don’t know! I don’t know of anyone who is like me.” After conversations like this, the action is thinking and talking, but usually no change.
So here’s what you do…
Start hiring the right people. Hire what you need, not replace who you have.Read More›
It’s the end of the year. There’s so much going on. Finalizing budgets, planning for 2015, updating your forecasts, managing people. You’re busy doing. Busy, busy, busy.
That’s great – you’re getting stuff done. But it begs the question: With all these things happening, have you taken the time to demonstrate visionary leadership? Does your team really know where they are going? Have you articulated the direction – the vision – of where the company and team are headed?Read More›