Category: Employees

Secrets to Successful Hiring

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Secrets to Successful Hiring

On July 1, 1863, General Richard S. Ewell of the Confederate Army had a golden opportunity that could change the course of history.  It’s the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg and Union soldiers, under General William Scott Hancock had retreated and dug in on Cemetery Hill.  Unfortunately for the south, Ewell did not […]

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Targeted Employee Training

Targeted Employee Training

It’s dark and rainy night, I am soaked and alone in a sea of strangers. I walk up the steps of an antebellum building, complete with Ionic columns from a bygone age.  The beauty of the architecture is lost on me as I enter into the maelstrom of noise and chaos that is Aviation Officer’s […]

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Why Resumes Should be the Last Thing You Consider When Hiring

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You shouldn’t care about a prospective employee’s resume.  Most of you reading this probably find this statement startling at the least, even shocking or down right sacrilegious.  After all, resumes tell us everything we need to know about a candidate, doesn’t they?  Unfortunately, the answer is no.  A resume is nothing more than an intelligence […]

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The 6 Keys to Effective Delegation

The 6 Keys to Effective Delegation

Delegation – The Key to Team Member Development I learned a great lesson in how to delegate while on deployment in 1993. I was asked to plan a mission to defend the USS Nimitz and her battle group from incursions by the Russian Federation.  We were in the western Pacific and a month or so […]

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Are You Providing LASR Precision Praise?

Are You Providing LASR Precision Praise?

Great Business Leaders Inspire with Praise Recognizing employee accomplishments is an essential part of management leadership. Unfortunately, most of the time I observe owners and managers carpet bombing “good jobs” and doing more harm than good. In order for praise to be effective you must use LASR precision. In WWII, when the Allies wanted to […]

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Locked On Labor

Locked On Labor

Photo by Bob Bennett, used with permission under CC license As I sit here, enjoying our temperate San Diego weather, contemplating our 3-day weekend, I can’t help but think that as much as Labor Day is a celebration of organized labor it is simultaneously a condemnation of business leadership.  Most people believe that Labor Day […]

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