Performance Miner (TM)

4/15/2006 Edition


Youngblood Consulting::Performance Miner (TM) April 2006

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April 2006

Performance Miner is in three sections this month:

In this issue:

1. Outsourcing - Is it for your firm?
2. Life Biz
3. Personal Foundations


1. Outsourcing - Is it for your firm?

Few things are impacting the growth of firms as radically as the shortage of qualified staff. One solution that many firms have adopted or are in the process of deciding whether to adopt is outsourcing of projects overseas.

It is a controversial topic but whatever you think about it, it is happening in more firms than you might realize.

I'm going to list some of the advantages and over the next month, I'd like you to send an email giving your thoughts - pro or con. I'll publish them without using your name to get a good dialogue going.

Here are some of the top advantages to outsourcing:

1. Provides competent staff
2. Impossible to find enough people locally
3. Work is done while American staff is sleeping so that projects move faster
4. Improves bottom line due to salary differentials

There are some negatives too - send in your thoughts. The most thought provoking idea will win a free teleseminar on outsourcing.

2. Life Biz

  • Take ten minutes a day to straighten out a desk drawer, corner of your desk or file. The return on that small investment will be much better organization.

  • Walk out of boring movies, turn off bad TV shows and refuse dull conversations—life is way too short to waste.

What's New?

1. Two Teleseminars offered each month - one on personal foundations and one on business foundations We are doing a special series on RECRUITMENT and RETENTION. The first is on March 30, 2006. Pay one fee and provide training for an unlimited number of people. This is an introductory offer - so do not miss it! This is first come first served opportunity -

2. Did you know we offer complete assessment services including custom 360 assessments, behavioral evaluations, as well as client and organizational assessments?

3. Sharon has an article on Recruitment and Retention in the March 2006 issue of Structure Magazine in Case Practices. Click here to read it.

3. Personal Foundations

Are you aware of the first impressions that you make? Presence has to do with the proficiency you show in the human side of business. It is about your public attitudes and abilities. It includes your energy levels, your public appearance and your ability to communicate. One of the first things you can do to improve your presence beyond careful grooming is to hold your head high and maintain a relaxed readiness so that people find you approachable. Smile confidently, shake hands and make eye contact. If you would like a checklist of other ways to create a powerful presence, send an email to and I'll be happy to send it to you.

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Visit or click here to read Youngblood’s Best Practices Column in Inside Tucson Business. New articles are added often.

Copyright 2006 Youngblood Consulting, Inc.

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