By Bigg Success Staff
Leadership is challenging under any condition. In this article, we’ll offer some tips to survive the bad times and to let the good times keep rolling! We discuss five great tips from each of five great articles along with the links to the original articles themselves.
5 Tips to Keep Your Organization’s Knowledge in Your Organization
#1 – Don’t let your best people leave.
#2 – Establish a mentoring program for new employees.
#3 – Share best practices.
#4 – Share lessons learned.
#5 – Document, document, document.
This is a fantastic article on The Providers Edge site. Check out the entire article to learn how to reduce knowledge loss in your organization. *Note that this link will open a PDF file.
5 Key to Overcoming a Crisis
#1 – Keep in mind that business without risk is business without growth.
#2 – Work with the facts. Listen to the market, not your ego.
#3 – Act quickly and decisively. Delay makes things worse, not better.
#4 – Be a proactive leader and clearly communicate your decisions.
#5 – Be resilient and continue to innovate. Success is not forever, nor is failure.
These great tips come from Atsutoshi Nishida, CEO of Toshiba. He was discussing his company’s decision to pull the plug on HD DVD with Yukari Iwatani Kane of The Wall Street Journal. Check out the full interview for detail on overcoming a crisis in your organization.
5 Tips to Get the Best Results from Your Employee Training Programs
#1 – Remember that training is an investment.
#2 – Make sure the training is targeted and really needed.
#3 – Establish measurable returns.
#4 – Work with vendors that truly understand your needs.
#5 – Make sure the training is flexible and customized.
Chris Young wrote this excellent post on his Maximizing Possibility blog. You owe it to yourself to check out his complete explanation of his five tips for improving employee training and development during a recession or economic downturn.
… but we’re not done with training yet …
5 Pointers to Train Your People to Up sell / Cross sell
#1 – Tell your people what’s in it for them.
#2 – Give them clear objectives.
#3 – Create a non-threatening environment for role playing.
#4 – Assign them structured skill improvement activities.
#5 – Schedule a follow-up workshop about a month after the initial session.
This is an oldie, but a goody written by Brian J. Geery for BNET. He specifies it as sales training, but these tips are helpful for training for any human interaction. Read details of his five tips to ensure successful up selling / cross selling training.
5 Tips to Keep the Momentum Going
#1 – Reset greater challenges.
#2 – Review individual efforts.
#3 – Re-energize.
#4 – Rewind.
#5 – Recognize and reward.
Understanding these concepts is so important because momentum is such a precious thing. Check out the details on CareerBuilder’s top five tips for maintaining momentum.