QUOTE WORTH REMEMBERING
COURAGE is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway!
PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE “CAPTAIN”
What does top talent look like?
I have spent most of my professional life understanding and developing people to become better at what they do. But sad to say, our society has viewed its workforce as a disposable commodity, only to be hired and fired at will based merely on the bottom line. This is a sad situation and the consequences will be felt for years to come.
What I have learned is many organizations overlook some of their best people. At a glance, some of these individuals may not fit the traditional mold of what we consider “top talent.” Maybe they don’t have the education, or may look unusual or speak in a different way. Despite these superficial factors, this should not limit us from seeing their true potential. Transforming them will take time, patience and more importantly leadership. The investment will always pay for itself a thousand fold.
When Susan Boyle first walked on stage on Britain’s Got Talent 2009, you knew she was doomed. She did not fit the traditional mold of what people expected a talented performer to look like. It was not until she sang “I’ve Dreamed a Dream” did the real Susan Boyle emerge.
The rest is history.
Each of us struggle with some form of inferiority and insecurity. We all have a deep desire to be successful, to reach our potential and to achieve our dreams. As leaders, we have the responsibility to help each other achieve that goal. By doing so we each become winners.
A leader is someone who sees people not for what they are, but for what they can become.
THE ENORMOUS POWER OF MENTORING
Of those who have had an extremely helpful mentoring experience, 95 percent said it motivated them to do their very best, 88 percent said it made them less likely to leave their company, and 97 percent said it contributed to their success at the company. Half the people in a study of 35 individuals who participated in a mentoring program said the mentoring experience “changed their life.”
Source: War on Talent
Which Jobs Are Hardest for Your Company to Fill?
Engineers, nurses, and skilled/manual trades are among the nation’s most challenging positions to fill, according to survey findings released by Manpower Inc. The 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill, as reported by U.S. employers for 2009, are:
3. Skilled/Manual Trades
5. Sales Representatives
8. IT Staff
10. Machinists/Machine Operators
Source: Inside Training Newsletter June 2009
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Essential Skills of Leadership
Essential Skills of Communicating
Developing Performance Goals and Standards
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Retaining Winning Talent
Solving Workplace Problems
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“Faced for the first time with a need to begin Management level learning for 50 managers, Nicholas & Company needed an easy-to-deploy, consistent, and meaningful assessment. I chose Greg Smith’s behavior surveys because of their amazing accuracy, but more importantly, for Greg’s strong knowledge on how to understand this tool. With his piercing insight, and amazing ability to coach on the results, I found we had discovered a gold mine so rich I have designed a year’s worth of management training, customized to each manager, based on the information contained in each person’s assessment. If you are the captain of your ship, Greg is the trusted navigator who will get you where you wish to go.”
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Nicholas & Company
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