The focus on Growing Managers is hiring from within; growing your own. The same issues addressed in Articles 1 and 2 apply to hiring if you have no internal alternatives. As we move forward, view the following attributes and skills serving a dual purpose – how to identify internal candidates or screen the externals.
One outcome from our research on fast job creation was the determination of four characteristics that separate the elite 5 percent from the herd. The following represents the data with an understanding that each organization pursued these four characteristics in ways unique to them.
This is the first of a four-part series on coaching, business coaching to be exact. However, before discussing the results from having a business professional on call and working with you, I thought back to my experience in sports. Although not a big fan of tennis or golf, I am reminded of this while […]
Introduction – Marketing Spend In our last post we summarized HIF’s- High Impact Firms – let me backtrack and spend a little more time describing how we got here. One of the top entrepreneurial foundations (Kauffman) built on the research started in 1980’s by MIT. One of their researchers, David Birch, identified the characteristics of […]
Introduction – The End Game If you look hard at the business practices of the most successful companies, the elite 5% of all small businesses, you will find 4 general competencies. This is not a tale of just landscape companies, it is the story of all companies that started small and became billion dollar firms. […]