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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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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

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

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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You Can’t Fix Stupid | Extraordinary Business

How addressing one part of your company’s operations may not be effective

imageI think that one of the scariest things that can happen in business is suddenly being slammed with new customers and not being able to fulfill their needs, costing the company much more money than as planned in order to struggle just to keep up. While you, as a business leader, struggle to keep the business afloat, you can’t help but wonder what is going on that you cannot see…are you still profitable? Is it damage to your brand? Are there quality issues that you cannot meet? Are you engaging customers in such a way that they will come back???

Is your company’s infrastructure stupid??

When you are in the midst of the storm, you will find out, rather quickly, that you can’t fix stupid! Therefore, it is essential for business leaders who intend to grow their businesses to think differently about their company and how it will continue to survive!

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You Can’t Fix Stupid | Extraordinary Business

How addressing one part of your company’s operations may not be effective

imageI think that one of the scariest things that can happen in business is suddenly being slammed with new customers and not being able to fulfill their needs, costing the company much more money than as planned in order to struggle just to keep up. While you, as a business leader, struggle to keep the business afloat, you can’t help but wonder what is going on that you cannot see…are you still profitable? Is it damage to your brand? Are there quality issues that you cannot meet? Are you engaging customers in such a way that they will come back???

Is your company’s infrastructure stupid??

When you are in the midst of the storm, you will find out, rather quickly, that you can’t fix stupid! Therefore, it is essential for business leaders who intend to grow their businesses to think differently about their company and how it will continue to survive!

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