You’ve probably heard the common leadership adage about hiring the right people. It usually goes something like, “I hire the best people for the job and then leave them to it.” In some ways, this statement makes a lot of sense. After all, hiring candidates with the skills you need is an important part of the team building process. However, creating a successful team takes more than just top talent.
As companies around the country continue to adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business and employees, creating and building successful teams has never been more important. With many organizations forced to close offices and move operations online, ensuring the success of teams working remotely is also crucial. Let’s explore the five secrets of successful remote teams and what you need to know to build successful remote teams for your business.
So there I was, April 1st at 7:45 a.m., preparing for a brand-new day, a new month and a new quarter. We needed to come out of the gate with a great month because our goal was the highest that it had ever been. Our pipeline was strong, but I was going to ask for more this month from my team of sales and recruiting professionals. Continue reading
Two weeks ago, I received a lead that a Fortune 500 company with an operation in Denver was using a lot of the type of business services that my company offers. I went on LinkedIn and found the names of a few of their executives that I thought might be interested in our services. One of the leaders that I reached out to has a robust LinkedIn profile and has written articles on a variety of topics. Before I sent the email introducing myself, I read a couple of his articles. Then, in my initial reach-out, I lightly referenced it with something humorous. The result was nothing short of amazing: his assistant didn’t respond to my email, she just put a meeting on my calendar to talk to the leader. Success! Continue reading
As a general rule, high-performing people have very busy lives: kids’ sports practices, athletic endeavors and work priorities. It can, and does, seem overwhelming. I was talking to my wife the other day about how we were both feeling overwhelmed by running 6 days per week, working 45-50 hours, and being present and engaged for family time. One of the solutions that we came up with was doing less (Crazy!). The key was doing less but doing less better. Continue reading
In November of 2018, Corinne and I were scheduled to run The North Face Endurance Challenge in San Francisco. It’s an elite level race with very heavy competition in every event. I signed up for the half marathon and Corinne signed up for the marathon. While we would have loved to run the same event, the thought of our 4 and 7-year olds who were with us, touring around San Francisco on their own made us concerned that they were the perfect age for one of the new “youth start-up incubators” to pick them up so one of us had to hang out with them while the other raced. Continue reading