staffing

How to Measure the Success of Employee Training | Extraordinary Business

The hiring process is stressful, any business leader will tell you. It’s not simply finding candidates with the right education and experience, they have to fit into your present ‘family’ of employees smoothly. Adding new employees to your workforce is tricky and requires more time than just about any aspect of operating a business.
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To Staff….or Not To Staff | Extraordinary Business

You are a business owner – an entrepreneur. Your company has been around for a number of years, has had decent, steady clients and the Company seems to be growing at a predictable rate. Nice position – but what is next. You are working around the clock to meet customer or client expectations along with running the business.
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Negotiate from a Position of Strength | Extraordinary Business

The influential role of leadership and its impact on the success of your organization

Young business leader: Negotiate from a position of strength
It was interesting last evening watching the fourth GOP Debate and listening to the individuals talk. Some of them looked and sounded like leaders. Some of them looked and sounded like politicians. Some of them looked like they might have been coerced into being there or had something better to do. All of them caused me to think about what I look for in a leader and by extension, what employees look for in leadership.
One of the comments that was made had to do with “negotiating from a position of strength,” with respect to negotiating with Russia. As a leader, you need to take the same position – negotiating from a position of strength. You are leading a company – a business, and thus, you are a business person, and the lead business person at your company. Therefore, by extension, the way that you do business is the way that those at your company should do business. So if you’ve got a soft-handed approach, or no approach at all, then you can expect the same from your Company. If you exude strength, however, you will find that your organization will follow.
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Negotiate from a Position of Strength | Extraordinary Business

The influential role of leadership and its impact on the success of your organization

Young business leader: Negotiate from a position of strength

It was interesting last evening watching the fourth GOP Debate and listening to the individuals talk. Some of them looked and sounded like leaders. Some of them looked and sounded like politicians. Some of them looked like they might have been coerced into being there or had something better to do. All of them caused me to think about what I look for in a leader and by extension, what employees look for in leadership.

One of the comments that was made had to do with “negotiating from a position of strength,” with respect to negotiating with Russia. As a leader, you need to take the same position – negotiating from a position of strength. You are leading a company – a business, and thus, you are a business person, and the lead business person at your company. Therefore, by extension, the way that you do business is the way that those at your company should do business. So if you’ve got a soft-handed approach, or no approach at all, then you can expect the same from your Company. If you exude strength, however, you will find that your organization will follow.

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Recruiting 101 | Extraordinary Business

Steps to Recruiting and Keeping the Best Employees for your Small Business

Company of five employees sitting at workplace in office

You have managed your business, whether it be a direct mail marketing practice or pet care business for the last few years. As a disciplined, independent entrepreneur, you have managed every detail; the semi-comedic introduction plays out like this:

“Are you the CEO?”

“CEO, secretary and janitor.”

However, as a well-studied businessperson, you also understand that the key success is intelligent growth, and the key to growth is hiring passionate, intelligent professionals to manage the aspects of the business which have distracted you and hence bit into your revenue. The question you need to ask yourself is, “I know I need the right office manager, general assistant or sales coordinator, but how to I get him or her to join my team?”

In short: you need to be recruiting. [···]

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Recruiting 101 | Extraordinary Business

Steps to Recruiting and Keeping the Best Employees for your Small Business

Company of five employees sitting at workplace in office
You have managed your business, whether it be a direct mail marketing practice or pet care business for the last few years. As a disciplined, independent entrepreneur, you have managed every detail; the semi-comedic introduction plays out like this:
“Are you the CEO?”
“CEO, secretary and janitor.”
However, as a well-studied businessperson, you also understand that the key success is intelligent growth, and the key to growth is hiring passionate, intelligent professionals to manage the aspects of the business which have distracted you and hence bit into your revenue. The question you need to ask yourself is, “I know I need the right office manager, general assistant or sales coordinator, but how to I get him or her to join my team?”
In short: you need to be recruiting. [···]

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Resources for Organizational Growth | Extraordinary Business

imageMost business owners realize, as Thomas Edison said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is in overalls and looks like work.” He goes on to say, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

What is not said, but might be implied, is that it often takes more energy, more resources to get a product or project to the point of success – beyond the inertia of complacency. While he seems to referring to work in general and the idea that it takes more to simply get over the top (being close to success and giving up,) what it boils down to is that to you have to put more energy into being successful.

Continuing in that line of thinking, you could assume that in growing anything – overcoming not growing or being at rest – requires more energy. Physicist Sir Isaac Newton offers in the first law of inertia that an object at rest, unless acted on by an external force, tends to stay at rest.

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Resources for Organizational Growth | Extraordinary Business

imageMost business owners realize, as Thomas Edison said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is in overalls and looks like work.” He goes on to say, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

What is not said, but might be implied, is that it often takes more energy, more resources to get a product or project to the point of success – beyond the inertia of complacency. While he seems to referring to work in general and the idea that it takes more to simply get over the top (being close to success and giving up,) what it boils down to is that to you have to put more energy into being successful.

Continuing in that line of thinking, you could assume that in growing anything – overcoming not growing or being at rest – requires more energy. Physicist Sir Isaac Newton offers in the first law of inertia that an object at rest, unless acted on by an external force, tends to stay at rest.

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