Your company is only as good as the people in it. You might have the best ideas, and a stellar plan for executing those ideas, but if your employees are substandard, then there’s only so far that you’ll be able to go. While motivation and a positive culture will bring the best out of your staff, it all begins with your hiring process. If this is watertight, then you’ll be increasing your chances of only bringing the best employees on board. Below, we take a look at a few tried and tested pieces of advice, which will help to improve your hiring process.
Good leaders ask, “How do I tell better stories?” Great leaders ask, “What stories do I need to tell?”
Does that mean how you tell a leadership story doesn’t matter? Of course not. But if you tell an irrelevant or unimportant or self-serving story, it doesn’t matter how well you tell it. The story is more important than the delivery.
And while great leaders need hundreds of stories, not all stories are equally important. I’ve interviewed over 300 CEOs, leaders, and executives in 25 countries around the world about their use of storytelling in business. Here’s my conclusion about the most important ten stories any leader needs to be able to tell at a moment’s notice:
Army Of Darkness is the third film in the Evil Dead series. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) has been transported back in time to approximately 1300 A.D. after the events of Evil Dead 2. He now finds himself in the time of Lord Arthur (Marcus Gilbert).
Ash finds himself in the past just as Lord Arthur and Duke Henry the Red (Richard Grove) have entered into a feud. No background is given to the feud but you know it is bad. Lord Arthur’s men are bringing back Henry’s men after a skirmish. They are to be put to death.
But it is not only Henry’s men Arthur’s men have captured. Ash is one of the captives. He’s on the path to doom until one of Arthur’s wisemen (Ian Abercrombie) thinks Ash might be the man from the prophesy… The man who will save them all.
If I had to say what book has most influenced my views on leadership, this book would be the Bible. There is so much wisdom packed into the Bible it’s hard to say another book.
From the wisdom of Solomon to David teaching us how to praise God to Nehemiah taking the initiative to rebuild Jerusalem, the Bible is packed with leadership examples.
The Bible is also a great place to go to for leadership inspiration. I’ve already shared encouraging Bible verses for leaders, Bible verses leaders need to memorize, and scary Bible verses for leaders.
These articles have only scratched the surface of the leadership wisdom found in the Bible. Today, we’re going to look at 10 more Bible verses for leaders.
You can’t run a successful business on your own. Sooner or later you’ll have to ask for help – but do you employ someone or outsource someone? It all depends on the nature of the task that you want doing. Here are a few things to consider that will help you to decide whether employing or outsourcing is the right option.
Consider the workload
First, consider how much work you’re looking to delegate. If you need someone to answer the phone, consider whether employing someone solely to this duty is worthwhile. Unless your phone is constantly ringing or unless you have other admin tasks to offer them, outsourcing this task may be a better idea as you won’t have enough work to keep a full-time employee occupied.