It can be tempting to overlook toxic personalities when hiring, particularly when people with the skills and experience you seek are hard to find. Still, once they become embedded in your company, the disruption they can cause generates more harm than you want to deal with.
Author Archive | Daniel D. Elash, PhD
Selecting new employees, new team members, new representatives of your brand are a vital activity, especially for small and mid-sized businesses. You can make substantially better hires by following the steps outlined in this article.
Strategically choosing to mentor an employee requires serious consideration on your part. Whom do you choose? When do you offer the guidance? How do you see your business growing in the future?
For today’s boards of directors to become truly effective in fulfilling their obligations, they must insist upon the presence of robust partnerships between themselves and their companies’ executives. By working in concert with their respective executive teams to address the critical issues of vision, impact and intimacy, they can create the frameworks necessary for ensuring that […]
To gain competitive advantage companies must move beyond their typical annual planning processes and develop the capability for on-going strategic conversations in the workplace. The age of tight control has past. Leaders must capture and put the full intellectual capacity of the organization to work in this age of ambiguity.
The strength of our relationships depends on the congruence between what we say that we believe and then how we act day-by-day. Trust, loyalty, and affection are strongest when the gap between espoused and lived values is minimal.
The quality of a company’s thinking skills is critical to delivering peak performance and achieving success. Thinking well as a group is not something that can be expected to naturally emerge, but rather, is a skill that must be nurtured and reinforced.
What keeps you stuck in mediocrity, in a day-by day view of life? Why are you continuing to spend your limited life force living small? The answer can be traced to how you think and to the story of you that you tell yourself.
The entire military organization is structured to do what needs to be done in a way that generates and captures the highest possible potential of its members. Ensuring that the groundwork has been laid for harnessing the potential of everyone involved is articulated as combat readiness, a practice that provides the platform that’s necessary for […]
When information and knowledge add critical value to your products and services, you have to capture and employ the best thinking you can generate. You can’t afford to be sub-optimized.