"It is the leaders' job to ensure team members are competent, capable, and qualified to perform their assignments. Selecting the right "running buddy" makes all the difference. Can they keep up with the pace? Do they have the endurance? Will they even run with you? Ask before you leave the starting line or you will have no one to hand the baton too." J Loren Norris
GOOD LEADERS UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMICS OF DIVISION OF LABOR AND ASSIGNMENT OF TASKS
"It is the leaders' job to ensure the team members are competent, capable, and qualified to perform their assignments. Selecting the right "running buddy" makes all the difference. Can they keep up with thecae? Do they have the endurance? Will they even run with you? Ask before you leave the starting line or you will have no one to hand the baton too." J Loren Norris
DESIGN THE ROLE AND REQUIREMENTS
If the knowledge, skills and abilities are not outlined in the job description, it will be hard for a leader to recognize an ideal candidate when they apply or submit a resume. Considering all the needs for the position, determine if this role is realistically the job of one person or if it really should be divided into more than one job. If you are not financially ready to hire more than one person at this point, choose the aspects of the role which meets the demands of highest priorities. Is that efficiency, profit creation, margin of production to meet sales demands? Clearly articulate the specific needs of the ideal candidate in terms education, experience, physical demands, and prior professional or academic accomplishment.
IDENTIFY THE CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS
Identify in the type of person who would be good fit for your team. This is a troublesome requirement for most leaders. On the one hand, the Law Of Magnetism says we tend to attract people just like us. This is how companies unintentionally become homogenized. Everything is the same. No diversity exists in thought, practice or people. This also can mean everyone is the same personality type which will inevitably lead to conflict.
Identifying the ideal character should include questions like personal core values, likability if they are customer facing, determined and focused if they spend most of their time staring at numbers, allowably quirky if they are predominately creative types even if none of these personality traits are desirable for the leader. Character matters. Personality type matters. In my opinion, these are equal in importance to KSA's. Sometimes they are more important.
TRAIN THE APTITUDE TO MATCH ATTITUDE
When a leader can identify people with a macro level capability to accomplish the assigned tasks as demonstrated by the aptitude or capacity to do the job they are well on their way. But when they can find that person who has an attitude of excellence, passion, strong personal core values, teachability and determination they have an employee or team member who will be "there right person" for the team even if it takes three or four assignments to find the right role for them. There are people you hire for a job which must be completed and there are people you hire because their personality contribution makes your team complete.
If you are fortunate enough to surround yourself with team players whose attitudes and personalities compliment and support each other as much as their skill sets, you will work in an enjoyable, profitable and sustainable place.
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Attitude Hack - Live 1 Day Training Event
Attitude Hack Live Training Event
Price includes live training and travel expenses in DFW +/- 50 miles
The only thing more contagious than the common cold is attitude. Attitude can infect the morale of the work force, disrupt the work flow, and ultimately impact the bottom line through diminished productivity.
Infectious, disruptive attitudes can start with a simple comment taken out of context or conversation over heard by a customer. The final cost of these communication stumbles can be enormous. Ranging from lost time and productivity to lost customers, attitude can do more damage than a north Texas spring storm and with less warning.
Good news! Attitude is easily detected and corrected when you master the Attitude Hack.
Attitude Hack is a leadership development course for teams from 5-500 people. Attitude Hack has been trained for Parliament Members in the DRCongo, Graduate Students of the University of Kinshasa, the National PTA, Georgia State PTA and GE to name a few.
I am J Loren Norris host of Leading Leaders Podcast. I am an Independent Certified Leadership Coach with the John MAXWELL Team. I would love to bring Attitude Hack training to your leadership team.
If Attitude is going to have a deep impact on your business and bottom line, make it a positive attitude with a positive impact.
Attitude Hack (For Christians) Audio Download
I won’t tell you what to do. It's your choice because your attitude is your choice.
When a thought comes into your head, what you focus on or don't focus on, will make you who you are. Those thoughts will become beliefs, then become attitudes, then become actions, then become behaviors, and finally become your circumstances. From the thought to the circumstances, you have many chances to lead your own life. The key strategic place you have an opportunity to control life is in your own attitude, because attitude is a choice, a choice of thought.
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download with worksheets
Day after day I meet people who are struggling just to make ends meet. They are adrift in this vast sea of humanity holding on to their job, their family, their home, and their car with all they've got. They see their life experiences and education as the last hope to find their purpose and identity. They gather, fill and stuff all the money they can into every opportune investment. Yet they are empty, frustrated, angry and just plain fed up.
We have all experienced that moment; when we find yourself stuck in traffic, yelling at random strangers to do what they wish they could... but can't... GO!
The idea that life can be better than it is today is like the flame of a candle fighting for all its worth to stand against the tempest.
We all want a better life.
Even when life is good, we want more.
That idea, that flame, is the hope that lives in the hearts and minds of all of us. Should that flame be extinguished, hope itself may well go with it. It is the rut of hopelessness that traps many would be shining stars and buries that glow from the sight of the world. It is the rut of hopelessness that extinguishes that flame.
Lives that would have been a beacon to the wandering are lost at sea themselves. Inspirations of success that would have been the voices crying out to all who suffer are hidden away in their own stale lives, they cannot share who they are or what the world needs from them.
It is my passion to help you find your purpose. I want to see you become successful, but more than that to be free!
Without vision people perish.
Without vision, we seem to be lost, mind numb robots following the herd into the abyss that is everyday life. We do not live intentionally without a vision for our future. We do not live passionately without a vision for our future. We do not live productively without a vision for our future. We certainly cannot lead without a vision for our future and a vision for the future of those we lead.
This audio course will inspire and instruct you to create a vision which will become a significant driving force in your life.