In Take No Short Cuts to Hiring we looked at the process of recruiting and interviewing candidates for a Chief Operating Officer for one of my customers using the Topgrading Process.Read More
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Over the Labor Day Weekend I watched Toy Story 2 again.Read More
Are you on time? Do you run on Lombardi time?
Attempting to find someone to fill a key position at your company after they’ve left is the worst time to do so.
As a Senior E-Myth Consultant for nearly ten years we had a specific process labeled “Special Decision Techniques” that we were able to provide for our clients to help them in decision making. This process noted four factors that make business decisions difficult:
Friday on my return from a meeting with the bone marrow transplant program and my transplant doctor (Dr Silverman) I had time to consider commitment as my wife and I drove back to Cedar Rapids from the University of Iowa. The numbers given us about bone marrow transplant weren’t particularly encouraging. Only about 15% of bone marrow transplant patients make it beyond a couple of years and get into complete remission of their cancer. Appalling! You thought the numbers are disappointing for people lying on their resumes.
A common mistake in the recruiting and hiring process is to be unclear about who and what you are hiring for. With every one of our growing clients we recommend Topgrading methods to select the right employees. It’s important to recognize that of the Four Decisions that impact your business growth, People is the critical first piece. I remind you of Jim Collins words in Good to Great, “First who than what.”
I’m on vacation this week and thought I’d direct you to a couple of blogs and an interesting video that may directly or indirectly offend some people. I thought about discussing political correctness however that is a blog that could go on for quite some time and I’d miss my plane this afternoon. The blogs stress getting the right people and how discipline in choosing the right people can dramatically influence productivity.
Last blog I discussed the importance of rituals and routines in developing accountability. A recent article in the New York Times caught my attention since it focused on successful companies and the importance of getting the right people to make a business great. People decisions are extremely important to making your business successful, and too often we fail to recognize how keeping the wrong people in our business holds us back. We don’t see this as a piece of the accountability puzzle.