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The Importance Of Recognizing And Developing The Best Employees

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Great employees make great organizations. If your business has a knack for hiring talented employees then you also understand the importance of identifying and developing those employees to be even greater.

Any company that hires people has talent at its disposal. Understanding how to recognize and develop talent is of strategic value. Companies that know how to cultivate talent tend to be leaders in their industry. What follows are key traits of great employees:

  • Winning employees take initiative – they are doers: Great employees don’t need to be told over and over what to do or when and how to do it. They take initiative because it’s in their nature to be resourceful and active. Going hand-in-hand with initiative, the employees that will inevitably be strivers for the organization will also be those who take action and get things done in all other aspects of their lives. Being an achiever is in their nature.
  • They are natural leaders: The signs of a natural leader can be revealed in many ways. A natural leader might be outspoken but they will be respectful. Natural leaders know how to motivate others. They take responsibility. They are constructive. They initiate. They acknowledge others and give credit where credit is due. True natural born leaders motivate others without seeking praise. Always look for those who have the attributes of leader.
  • The best employees look for solutions: High achievers tend to seek solutions in an effort to make things better. They understand the importance of seeking assistance to attain goals. They might look for new ways of doing things. The sign of a great employee is one who looks for solutions and seeks ways to advance methods and procedures. Rather than just complaining about a problem, a winning employee will offer a solution to an existing problem!
  • They have positive natures: Perpetually negative people seldom make contributions of any merit; they’re too busy being adverse and destructive. Complainers are a red flag. But employees with positive natures help others and advance causes. It’s in their nature to do positive things – and that’s good for business!
  • Look for core values and ethics: Those who live by high principles and good conduct will be most likely to observe those core principles no matter what. Within the list of core values are honesty, integrity, courtesy and respect. Having a solid work ethic is also essential. People of high caliber are of value to any organization. Organizations that don’t have good ethics or values don’t generally retain people who do!

There are other key attributes that help identify employees with the most potential. They will be good communicators. They’ll be detail oriented, goal oriented, and organized. Any company that wants to excel needs human capital. Skill, talent, initiative, character, and positive personal attributes are key attributes of the best employees. After all, great employees are at the heart of every great organization!

Mustang Positive Professional Development can help your firm identify aspects of the best employees. Mustang PPD provides services that include team building and business coaching that’s specific to the requirements of your company. Mustang Positive Professional Development is located in the Greater Toronto Area and welcomes all inquiries.

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Business And Executive Coaching: Increasing Workplace Efficiency

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Business and Executive Coaching is used to empower groups and individuals to enhance productivity and effectiveness. Coaching methods may differ, but approaches tend to focus on developing existing strengths, mitigating potential weaknesses, employing a system of “best practices,” and maximizing available talents and expertise. In short, both business and executive coaching employs the greatest use of human and occupational resources to achieve goals. This most often applies to the competitive world of business, though other applications in a broad range of professions and industries will also benefit.

And yet, the two terms – “business” and “executive” – are not necessarily synonymous: There are differences between business coaching and executive coaching. Each serves a vital purpose.

Business coaching has to do with the process and direction of instructing a business on getting from where it is today to where it wants to be tomorrow. Business coaching is largely a strategic course of action that focuses on people and/or processes. This most often regards things like team productivity and efficiency, but the overall focus can apply to such things as business expansion, turn-around situations, new product and service launches, and fundamentals concerning profit growth and market share.

Executive coaching, on the other hand, is most often a one-on-one mentoring relationship between an uppermost senior executive and a professional coach. The goal and purpose are typically to counsel that senior executive on any number of issues. This might include matters concerning company profitability, guidance through a particular set of circumstances, skillset training for that executive, and more. Executive coaching can also involve a team of senior business executives, such as senior managers or directors of a given company.

Together, business and executive coaching make a formidable powerhouse that helps drive business. Professional coaching accomplishes many things: It fosters individual and team performance, it increases productivity and profitability, it creates bullet-proof planning for the future, it helps executives and employees alike focus on their unique strengths, it motivates energy and initiative… the list goes on and on.

All types and sizes of business can benefit from a professional business coach. Small business, medium business, and large corporations can all capitalize on this type of specialized expertise. In short, if you own or manage a business, or you are a key decision maker in a company, both business and executive coaching may well be the answer you’re looking for to propel your business forward now and for years to come!

In the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding area, Mustang Positive Professional Development offers business coaching in addition to career coaching, team building, presentation skills coaching, and more. All inquiries are welcomed!

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