I was browsing around the Audiofile Magazine website recently and came across their 2010 review of my audiobook The One Year Daily Devotions for Leaders. They wrote: Jim Seybert narrates his own work with eloquence as he delivers a treasure trove of bite-sized devotions for time-challenged business and ministry leaders. Readings cover broad issues of [...]
There's a lot about the way Steve Job conducted himself that most of us should try to avoid, but with regard to his penchant for getting face-to-face he was right on the money.
If you manage people and are held accountable for their performance, consider what you can do to help them achieve forward momentum.
Drawing from academic and business writing, this whitepaper acknowledges the organizational imperatives of vision and productivity and presents an argument for a more intentional approach to training in those skills specifically related to managing teams of people.
You probably have a not-so-favorite story about someone who was such a great employee that they were promoted to manager – and fell to pieces. It happens far too often, doesn't it?
"Hey Jim," the email began, "how often do you run across CEOs who love their company and hate their own job description?"
He explained that as he'd grown his business, he hired people to handle tasks he had enjoyed doing in the early days and now finds his calendar filled with administrative tasks no one else wants to do. "I can't imagine any entrepreneur starting out wanting to be an administrator."
Companies - smart ones - put significant resources toward employee engagement and retention, but what about the boss? Who watches out for the men and women in the c-suite? If retaining key employees is critical for profitability, keeping the boss engaged should be near the top of any company's training agenda.
Whether you are a captain of industry, wielding the helm of a multi-national mega-corp; or, a solo-professional entrepreneur, wielding a broom in your spare time just to make cash-flow -- you could be your own worst competition. With all the competitive forces taking aim at the big red circle on your back, you can't afford [...]