Performance Miner (TM)

12/15/2006 Edition


Youngblood Consulting::Performance Miner (TM) December 2006

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December 2006

Performance Miner is in three sections this month:

In this issue:

1. Empowerment through Delegation
2. Life Biz
3. Happy Holidays


1. Empowerment through Delegation

From the smallest firm to a multi-national the most common complaint is "We can't get enough well qualified people." The experts in trends and demographics say that is not going to change for the next twenty to thirty five years.

When the baby boomers completely retire there simply are not enough qualified people to fill the many positions needed. The crunch is already on and will intensify as the years go by.

What that means for your firm is that your managers have to get a lot better at empowering their workers to work more efficiently and accomplish more.

Below are six steps to take to empower your workers:

  1. Be very clear about what results you want

  2. Don't specify steps to get there

  3. Provide resources to accomplish the results

  4. Monitor progress at pre agreed milestones

  5. When results do not measure up be ready to help, not blame, criticize or demand

  6. 6. Reward those who achieve the results you are after

What's New?

Curt Maddon, executive and expert in increasing profitability and performance using technology is joining Youngblood Consulting Inc. on December 1, 2006. You'll all receive a formal notice and an invitation to meet Curt early in the year. You will be amazed at the power Curt's knowledge will bring to your business.

2. Life Biz

I recently went into the Admiral's Club at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport. I had been traveling for two weeks and thought it would be nice to check out the comfort of a so called luxury space rather than fight my way through the disgruntled masses.

Imagine my surprise when I sat down and the whole place was a bigger mess than the general waiting room. Dirty cups, napkins and half eaten pastries were on every table. My mother always said "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." If I follow that rule I have to say the view outside the window was nice and leave it at that.

Whatever happened to service in this country and why would anybody pay to sit in that mess?

3. Happy Holidays

I am feeling very thankful as we approach the beginning of the Holiday season. We at Youngblood Consulting want to thank you, our clients for another great year. The very best holidays for you and yours.

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