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23 Interview Questions to Build a Great Team

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There are two types of teams. Those you will inherit and those you will build. During your tenure of leading a team you will cycle through both of those types. Most often you will inherit a team first and then start adding to it. When the time comes to add …

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Treat Your Employees Like a Partner

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Words are really interesting. The choice of words we use impacts how we view or treat something or someone. Start calling your employees your partner and you will increase engagement, satisfaction and performance. Think about the word partner: a person who takes part in an undertaking with another or others, …

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3 Questions to Build Team of Rock Stars

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How would you rank your team? Do you even know who your team is? Building a team of rock stars isn’t easy and it certainly isn’t automatic. We often put people together in either long-term or short-term situations and expect them to automagically act as a high-performing team. We all …

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Consider This Before Firing An Employee Who Contributes

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A Contributor does just that…contributes.  The minimum contribution expectation is what must be defined.  Once defined, and if the minimums are achieved then there are no justifiable grounds for termination.  Why?  Because, Barely Meeting Expectations = Meeting Expectations.  If we say that an employee is just meeting expectation then; according …

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5 Reasons to Fire an Employee Who Contributes

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Recently I have been struggling with a misconception in my office. Why would you fire someone who contributes and doesn’t participate in the extras? At the beginning of the year I challenged my team to produce the absolute best employee our company has ever seen. This goal encompasses all of …

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