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Can You Name Employee
Behaviors that Yield the
Most Effective Business?
Your People Are Your Business
“ The only irreplaceable capital an
organization possesses is the
knowledge and ability of its people.
The productivity of...
“The most important decisions
businesspeople make are not
“what” decisions but “who”
decisions”
-
Jim Collins
Message: Some people are better
than other people.
Some people are a helluva lot better
than other people.
“… That’s what I consider one
of the few things I actually can
contribute individually to—to really try
to instill in the ...
So what are these nine most
important behaviors,
attitudes, and strengths
?
1
Judgment
Judgment
• Makes sound decisions
• Quick to id core issues
• Thinks strategic
• Can prioritize well
2
Team
oriented
Team oriented
• Easy to work with
• Good listener
• Treats people with
respect
• personable
3
High energy,
results
focused
High energy, results
focused
• Decision maker
• Action oriented
• energetic
4
Change agent
Change agent
• Desire to improve
• Likes continual learning
5
Creative spirit
and drive
Creative spirit and
drive
• Rapid learner
• Focus on simplicity
6
Not afraid to
fail
Not afraid to fail
• Eager to do new things
• Ability to contribute
outside of specialty
7
Passionate
Passionate
• Inspire others
• tenacity
Finding Employees Who
Live their Passion
People want to be part of
something larger than
themselves.
They want to be part ...
8
Honesty
Honesty
• Candor
• Directness
• Ability to admit
mistakes
9
Selflessness
Selflessness
• Team before self
• Make time to help
others
• Open
• Shares information
proactively
FINAL
THOUGHTS
Be a talent
hound and put
priority on
finding the
best people
“Development can help great people be
even better
but if I had a dollar to
spend, I’d spend 70
cents getting the right
per...
“In short, hiring is the
most important aspect
of business and yet
remains woefully
misunderstood.”
Source: Wall Street
Jo...
Mike Schoultz
Digital marketing, social media, and
customer service designer who builds
creative marketing campaigns that
...
Contacts:
• digitalsparkm@gmail.com
• www.digitalsparkmarketing.com
• Twitter: @mikeschoultz
• Follow Digital Spark Market...
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  1. 1. Can You Name Employee Behaviors that Yield the Most Effective Business? Your People Are Your Business
  2. 2. “ The only irreplaceable capital an organization possesses is the knowledge and ability of its people. The productivity of that capital depends on how effectively people share their competence with those who can use it” - Andrew Carnegie
  3. 3. “The most important decisions businesspeople make are not “what” decisions but “who” decisions” - Jim Collins
  4. 4. Message: Some people are better than other people. Some people are a helluva lot better than other people.
  5. 5. “… That’s what I consider one of the few things I actually can contribute individually to—to really try to instill in the organization the goal of having ‘A’ players. In everything I’ve done it really pays to go after the best people in the world.” - Steve Jobs
  6. 6. So what are these nine most important behaviors, attitudes, and strengths ?
  7. 7. 1
  8. 8. Judgment
  9. 9. Judgment • Makes sound decisions • Quick to id core issues • Thinks strategic • Can prioritize well
  10. 10. 2
  11. 11. Team oriented
  12. 12. Team oriented • Easy to work with • Good listener • Treats people with respect • personable
  13. 13. 3
  14. 14. High energy, results focused
  15. 15. High energy, results focused • Decision maker • Action oriented • energetic
  16. 16. 4
  17. 17. Change agent
  18. 18. Change agent • Desire to improve • Likes continual learning
  19. 19. 5
  20. 20. Creative spirit and drive
  21. 21. Creative spirit and drive • Rapid learner • Focus on simplicity
  22. 22. 6
  23. 23. Not afraid to fail
  24. 24. Not afraid to fail • Eager to do new things • Ability to contribute outside of specialty
  25. 25. 7
  26. 26. Passionate
  27. 27. Passionate • Inspire others • tenacity
  28. 28. Finding Employees Who Live their Passion People want to be part of something larger than themselves. They want to be part of something they’re really proud of, that they’ll fight for, sacrifice for , trust.” - Howard Schultz, Starbucks
  29. 29. 8
  30. 30. Honesty
  31. 31. Honesty • Candor • Directness • Ability to admit mistakes
  32. 32. 9
  33. 33. Selflessness
  34. 34. Selflessness • Team before self • Make time to help others • Open • Shares information proactively
  35. 35. FINAL THOUGHTS
  36. 36. Be a talent hound and put priority on finding the best people
  37. 37. “Development can help great people be even better but if I had a dollar to spend, I’d spend 70 cents getting the right person in the door.” —Paul Russell, Director, Leadership & Development, Google
  38. 38. “In short, hiring is the most important aspect of business and yet remains woefully misunderstood.” Source: Wall Street Journal, 10.29.08
  39. 39. Mike Schoultz Digital marketing, social media, and customer service designer who builds creative marketing campaigns that customers remember. Business development strategist with over 35 years experience developing and implementing business campaigns to drive companies vision and growth.
  40. 40. Contacts: • digitalsparkm@gmail.com • www.digitalsparkmarketing.com • Twitter: @mikeschoultz • Follow Digital Spark Marketing on LinkedIn or add us to your circles for 4-5 short, interesting blogs, stories /week.

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