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Developing Employees

Leadership Skills – like Hiring, Motivating, Promoting, and (when necessary) Firing

July 25th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

Have ever hired someone that didn’t work out? You know it can be difficult decision like “now what?” Do you pump more money and time to convert that person into a productive employee? You have sunk costs already and adding more $ is probably not the […]

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Registration for the A2Y Chamber Leadership 2.0 2019 – now open

July 17th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

The first class is February 27 and then one day a month every month thru June. You will learn more about yourself, network with leaders from around the community, learn from some great presenters. More info: http://www.a2ychamber.org/foundation/leadership-2-0/ Class Schedule (save the dates): http://www.a2ychamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2019-A2Y_Leadership-2-0-Info.docx

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How important is “hiring” the right people?

May 19th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

WE know that selecting new employees can impact the future of your (any) organization – right? IF you were to personally bring a “dud” into the group, what can you do about it? Coach them to be better? Promote them into another department? Fire them and […]

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The Competitive Advantage of Diversity and Conflict

January 4th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

What happens when an argument breaks out between team members? Arguments can be bad, and they can be good – really good.   Conflict, like this, can be uncomfortable or it may be an enlightening and thought provoking match because it may allow you to get […]

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Hiring and “Ban the Box”

October 20th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

In a recent HR Exec blurb about “Selection,” issues are tossed around like a salad. The last couple of paragraphs are the most interesting to me – read about it here.  

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Selection secrets from top-talent organizations

October 6th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

In a recent article in Inc.com we learned what top organizations are doing about selection – attracting top talent and hiring the right employees. As you probably know, this is a constant challenge – especially for small and midsize businesses with fewer resources and, often, less […]

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A Few Simple rules for Selecting Employees Using Assessments

June 19th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

Using selection assessments for new employees or promotions will save you a ton of dough. IF you are not using something now or not satisfied with what you are doing – this should help sort out the process. There are thousands of assessments and vendor that […]

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You’re New Hire Just Isn’t “Working Out”

May 20th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

You hired a new employee and think they are great. Your entire has staff interviewed them. The new employee fits the culture of your company and is off to a good start. A few months have passed and now things just “aren’t working out”. You’re frustrated […]

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Do This 1 Thing to Be a Great Listener

May 20th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

Everyone knows that listening is important for managers, for entrepreneurs, for everyone. What you might not know is that one of the most subtle, but effective listening techniques is actually quite simple to learn: It’s the art of the paraphrase. Paraphrasing is capturing – and communicating […]

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“How to maximize employee efficiency and productivity” Article

January 31st, 2017 by Mike Kestly

Managers, do you let your employees bring their own devices? “How to maximize efficiency and productivity” http://ow.ly/BdcK301eu7X

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