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Developing Employees

Creativity is Measurable

October 15th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

Many professionals are incredibly creative – they just don’t realize it. Don’t assume you can’t do something before you even try. Children are too smart to make this mistake. They’re creative because they follow their natural impulses. Adults just need a good atmosphere that promotes their […]

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“Full Employment” and Inflation

October 4th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

Wikipedia describes full employment as the level of employment at which there is no cyclical or deficient-demand unemployment. Some (economists) reject full employment and see inflation as being a likely consequence. Does this mean that when hiring, you are contributing to inflation?  And will this result […]

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The Competitive Advantage of Conflict with Diversity

August 8th, 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, almost any conflict can be uncomfortable or it may be an enlightening and thought provoking match because it may allow you to […]

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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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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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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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Executive Briefing – WEBINAR Outline

October 25th, 2016 by Mike Kestly

Executive Briefing – WEBINAR: Employee Retention & the December 1st New Overtime Rules   October 27, 2016 James Reid 248. (248) 359-6326 jreid@maddinhauser.com and Mike Kestly (734) 483-6453 mike@kestlydevelopment.com   Summary of Topics Retention Strategies CURRENT LAW & UPCOMING REGULATORY CHANGES RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS Most Common Wage […]

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Succession Planning in 6 (Easy?) Steps

July 27th, 2016 by Mike Kestly

The right people in the right jobs at the right time – is that important?  Succession planning starts by getting to know your current talent, forecast talent gaps, and take the necessary steps to close those gaps. It is the future of management and often handled […]

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Kestly Development Achieves Partnership Training in Specialized Workplace Learning Solution

June 23rd, 2016 by Mike Kestly

    Mike Kestly / Kestly Development, LLC has successfully completed the required coursework and examination for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Authorized Partner. This two-year partnership signifies Mike Kestly offers expertise in delivering The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program and is […]

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