PART 2: THE STAGGERING COST OF A BAD HIRE

Yesterday I posted an infographic about the staggering cost of making a bad hire (Click Here). Today I wanted to give you another perspective on the same topic.

Below is an additional infographic about the cost of making bad decisions with hiring talent. Think about your organization and how these numbers apply to the cost you incur when making a bad hire. Continue Reading…

THE STAGGERING COST OF A BAD HIRE

Have you ever sat down and calculated how much it costs you when you make a bad hire?

Acquiring talent is sometimes as much art as it is science, but making a bad decision when hiring someone can be extremely costly – and I’m not just referring to cash.

There are many reasons why companies make bad hires:

  • There is rapid growth and you need to fill open positions quickly
  • There is high turnover and you need to quickly find people to get you back to your normal level of employees
  • There is a special project that would add a lot of value to the organization, but you need to increase capacity in order to do the project without impacting ongoing business
  • You don’t have a good vetting process to identify talent that will add value instead of decreasing value Continue Reading…

INFIDELITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE (INFOGRAPHIC)

Ever wonder how the internet has impacted the marriage relationship? If so, take a look at this.

I ran across this infographic earlier this week and was leveled by this data. I could not believe what I read and thought it was worth is to pass it along to all of you and increase awareness about this trend.

Here’s a teaser: “Facebook is being cited in almost 1 in 5 of online divorce petitions lawyers have claimed.” Continue Reading…

A LEADERSHIP LESSON FROM THE SAINTS BOUNTY PROGRAM

The NFL handed down a very severe punishment as a result of the New Orleans Saints bounty program. In the midst of all this is an important reminder to us leaders that we can’t forget. This reminder is something we’ve all either experienced firsthand or seen someone close to us experience.

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WORK AS WORSHIP

Another video to stimulate your thoughts about our purposes at work.

How do you view your work when you show up everyday?

Do you see it as an opportunity and channel for worship?

ARE YOU A TRADER? A NEW VIEW OF BEING A MISSIONARY

Yesterday I attended an event in Atlanta where I saw this video. The speaker led with this video and it really resonated with me.

The video introduces a new viewpoint on being a missionary and who actually falls into that category’. A “trader” gets its orgin from the idea of trading our own pursuits of the American Dream for a world that desperately needs Jesus Christ – being Kingdom focused vs. being self-focused.

I like the comment they make that “where we live does not make us a missionary. The mission you are on makes you a missionary”.

Take a look and let know what think.

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A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON TIME

How do you view the time you are given each day?

A common comment I hear and a comment I’ve said or thought frequently is “I just need more time. If I only had more time I could get so much more done”. But, when you stop to think about it is that really true?

The ironic thing about time is it’s in a box. We are all playing by the same rules. We each have 24 hours in a day. No matter how hard we try, we can’t add that 25th hour. So, perspective on the time we are given becomes paramount.

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AN IMPORTANT LESSON FROM MOM WE CAN’T FORGET

At some point in our lives we’ve all heard this lesson. Some of us have experienced it first hand, both positively and negatively. There is a wealth of wisdom in this principle and a powerful protection for us in our lives if we buy into it and are intentional to live it out. Continue Reading…

The #1 business we are all in

Just over a month I left my job of 6+ years to pursue some entrepreneurial ventures and partner with a good friend of mine who has his own boutique staffing firm. I left the world of stability and predictability for the world of unpredictability and instability and it’s a lot of fun.

Through this process I have been reminded of a key component of leadership and a key component of life in general. This component will make or break us if not managed well and can be an invaluable resource if intentionally focused on.

Whether your job description says you are a software engineer, accountant, lawyer, account manager, sales executive,  marketer, etc. there isone job description that all of us have whether we acknowledge or understand it or not.

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The 5 Things I Pray for Myself

Several years ago I formed a habit around the things I consistently pray for myself. I’m not sure where I heard this or what triggered the start of it, but over the years there have been five things I pray for myself that have remained constant.

These five things have now infiltrated my prayers for my wife Shannon and our three children. I pray for God to build these things in to our lives and I really believe that if I live out these five things it will lead to a satisfied life where I leverage all that has been given to me for the sake of the bigger picture at play here.   Continue Reading…

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