Author’s Note: The following is an excerpt from my book, How to Hire the Best: The Rural Business Owner’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top-Performing Employees
What is the most important quality to look for in a new hire?
Hint: It’s not skillset!
You can hire a candidate who has a great skillset and interviews well, only to discover their performance continually upsets, frustrates or disappoints you. Why is this? It all comes down to a lack of compatibility with your Immutable Laws.
Congratulations Anthony Aguirre!
Congratulations to Anthony Aguirre for being named the SBA’s 2016 Wyoming Small Business Person of the Year. President of Powell-based Triple A Building Services Inc., Anthony is a Tap the Potential client. What really stands out to me about Anthony is his desire to learn and his commitment to continuous improvement. According to Anthony, “Excuses build monuments of nothing!” His can-do attitude is certainly paying off. Continue reading
It may surprise you to learn there are strategies to grow your business, profitably, regardless of what is going on with the economy.
In fact, there’s a BIG OPPORTUNITY coming up that I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss…
My colleague and highly-regarded business author, Mike Michalowicz ,will be speaking on
How to Make Your Business Highly Profitable, by the Very Next Deposit
Mike Michalowicz is a globally recognized entrepreneurial advocate, dedicated to eradicating entrepreneurial poverty. He is a former small business columnist of the Wall Street Journal and the entrepreneur behind 3 multimillion-dollar companies.
Mike is the author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan and what BusinessWeek deemed the entrepreneur’s cult classic, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.
Success Case Study
VERA ICONICA ARCHITECTURE
Revenue: Doubling each year
Number of Employees: 6
Length of time in coaching at Interview: 15 months
“Take the risk to change. It’s the hardest thing to do,
but it’s a lot better than being stressed out and being a slave to your company.
To see your own growth is incredibly rewarding.”
–Veronica Schreibeis, Founder of Vera Iconica Architecture
Veronica has rapidly scaled her company, while doubling revenue with strong profitability. In this Success Case Study, Veronica describes in-depth the ways she has utilized coaching to propel her growth.
Many business owners I talk to are very frustrated with employee drama. A question I hear over and over is, “Why can’t employees just get along with one another and do their jobs?” Often, business owners are blind to their own role in perpetuating the drama among employees. That was the case with Dr. Jones. Continue reading