“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” Ronald Reagan
According to Ronald Reagan, getting people to do the greatest things defines a great leader – we tend to agree, and lets face it, there are many challenges great leaders face.
To name a few, business leaders are responsible for establishing the culture, inspiring employees, setting goals and motivating and strengthening teams as their companies grow/shrink and industries evolve.In other words – leading isn’t easy.
As a leading talent strategy-consulting firm in California, we’ve identified two common challenges that leaders frequently face today.
1.Getting their managers to provide timely feedback:
Leaders are often involved in several aspects of an organization and their tasks can vary widely on a day-to-day basis. But one thing MUST be consistent, and that is PROVIDING TIMELY FEEDBACK to employees.
A great leader is one who allocates time – just to give their employees specific, honest and constructive feedback on a regular basis.
2.Hiring managers rushing the recruitment process: As a Business Leader, your managers and maybe even you are often pressed for time, and many companies don’t begin the hiring process until a position opens up that needs to be filled ASAP. Filling a role on a needs basis is NOT IDEAL.
When leaders rush the recruitment process they unintentionally settle on average and bad-fit talent. A great leader knows that finding the right fit employee takes time and resources and isn’t afraid to make the investment to “hire slow, and fire fast.”
Remote Companies Build Organizational Culture from Anywhere
Brett Putter, CEO and Author, interviewed 500 CEOs that claimed their culture was embedded into their organization. Only 50 CEOs were able to explain how. Wejungo reviews how to create a culture that is embedded into your company.
New Virtual Culture: What does that look like?
How we work and where we work will never return to the days pre-COVID-19. More and more companies are going to continue to offer remote or hybrid work environments, and for good reason.
Facilitate an environment where your team wants to help each other without being forced to do so.
Keeping employees engaged in pre-COVID-19 times was a challenge within itself. Now that our daily business operations have become more virtual it is even more critical to focus on successfully engaging your employees. The following tips will ensure you are engaging both current and new employees through the challenges, the depersonalization, and distractions created by remote work.
We are a leading Talent Strategy Consulting firm specializing in talent management, hiring processes, exit strategy planning, recruiting solutions and employee retention programs. We also have a California executive search recruiting division finding top sales, business development, marketing and operations talent. We love helping companies connect their business strategy to their talent needs.
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