What a good leader does

  A good leader must do the following things to help people reach their full potential. Recruit the right people Match the right people with the right jobs Set clear expectations for the people Train and test the people for competence Motivate and encourage the...

Two things to Remember When Hiring

1. Take a good history In healthcare delivery, history-taking is the most important part of making an accurate diagnosis. With history alone, you can make an accurate diagnosis in over 80% of cases. The same is true of interviewing. People don’t change very much over...

The 7 Fundamental Human Needs : Key to SUCCESS

What motivates people to do what they do? The answer is simple–meeting human needs. Humans are motivated to do things by a desire to meet these needs.  These needs are not wants but needs that we all have by just being human–they are ontological (stemming...

Mark Zuckerberg on Hiring

Want to know what Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, looks for when hiring? In this short video, Mark says he looks for two things: Raw intelligence (i.e. talent) Alignment with his vision Listen to Mark in this...

How to Hire the Right People, Michael Hyatt

If you have been reading my blog, you’ve probably noticed that I emphasize hiring the right people to start with. Today, I’m going to build on that a little bit more by sharing with you a great video by Michael Hyatt. In the video Michael talks about the...

Onboarding New Staff

Onboarding new staff is a crucial part of hiring. It ensures that the talent you have selected gets to be effective quickly and also increases the chances of them actually staying in your organization. Below, I share some resources that should help you with your...

Leadership Covenant

Below, I share with you a leadership covenant that we developed for a Christian nonprofit called Shaping Destiny. All our core team members sign the covenant before joining the team. The purpose of the leadership covenant is to set expectations and make sure that...

Interview Questions

“Hire slow and fire fast” Dave Ramsey Bringing the right people onto the bus is key to the success of your organization. For Christian organizations, consider the following interview questions. For other organizations, adapt them to suit your own...

Hiring Checklist

The following is a hiring checklist that we use to recruit core staff members for Shaping Destiny, a nonprofit that I founded in 2005. I share it here in case you find it helpful to you. The goal of the hiring process is to ensure that we are able to match the right...

Vulnerability

This talk on vulnerability helped me understand the power of vulnerability, something I already knew but struggled with. Like I said above, I’ve struggled with being vulnerable before others. But have grown tremendously in that area. What has been your...

Where to Find Free Images

  We all know that a picture speaks a thousand words. Whether you blog or do brochures, pictures can be really helpful in communicating your message. The only problem is that it’s sometimes difficult to find good images that aren’t copyrighted without...
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