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  • How Successful People Begin and End Their Workdays

    08/22/17 9:15 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : News | Leave a Comment
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    Why is the middle of an Oreo so delicious?

    It’s the chocolate cookies on the top and bottom.

    This post isn’t about food (entirely), and we don’t recommend eating a package of cookies to enhance job performance. But the inventor of Oreos (or any sandwich cookie, for that matter), knew this important fact:

    The way you start and end something – whether it’s a cookie or a workday – makes a huge difference in how great it is.

    So, if you’re looking to make the middle of your day more successful, bookend it with these habits:

    Morning Habits


    Great leaders have rigorous fitness routines for a good reason: they understand how important exercise is to being an effective boss. Research provides evidence of a relationship between physical activity and improved cognitive and executive functioning. And in this post, we review the reasons you should exercise before starting your workday.

    Fuel Your Body

    When you wake up, your body has been fasting for several hours. If you want it to perform well for you throughout the day, give it what it needs! This post shares essential nutrition tips to transform your morning (and your entire workday).

    Hold-Off on Checking Email

    Email is vital, but checking it shouldn’t be the first item on your to-do list when you arrive at the office. Diving into your Inbox automatically puts you in reactive mode: putting out yesterday’s fires; responding to others’ requests; and potentially derailing your priorities.

    Resist the Urge to Procrastinate

    Use the list you developed the day before (see below) to guide your activities. Discipline yourself to attend to your highest priorities first.

    End-of-Workday Habits

    Stay Focused

    Productivity typically diminishes late afternoon. Simply knowing that you’re more prone to distraction can help you stay focused, however. During the last hour of your workday, try to resist the temptation to get caught up in nonwork-related activities. An extra ounce of discipline at the day’s end will help you finish stronger.

    Vet “Urgent” Communications

    Successful people know what requires immediate response and what can wait until tomorrow. Review your incoming messages across channels, addressing what you must and deferring what you can. When possible, set a time of day for following up tomorrow on non-urgent matters.


    Consider what, when and why things went right (or wrong) during your day. Learn what you can, and apply those lessons to make tomorrow even better.

    Plan Your Next Day

    Never leave your office without a clear idea of what you need to accomplish the following day:

    • Cross out items on your to-do list you’ve completed. Note what you’ve achieved. The sense of accomplishment you feel will motivate you to aim high tomorrow.
    • Make a new list. Lay out your top three or four priorities, and resolve to tackle your most challenging or unpleasant task first. Why? You’re likely to get distracted with urgent requests and unplanned activities as your morning wears on. If you check-off at least one big “to do” before things get too hectic, you’ll have made great progress by lunch.

    Make Every Workday More Productive – with the Right Staffing Support

    Exact Staff delivers exceptional talent and innovative strategies to meet your local or national requirements. Whether it’s a single temporary for a day or an entire project team, we provide a range of staffing and placement solutions to increase productivity and performance.

    What can we do for you? Contact a staffing expert at your local Exact Staff office today.

How to Start Pivoting Your Organization

11/18/16 8:20 PM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : News | Leave a Comment
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It’s one thing to realize that your business needs to alter its course.

Figuring out exactly how to successfully change direction? Well, that’s something entirely different.

A few weeks ago, we shared three reasons you should consider pivoting your business:

  • Managing the increasing rate of change in our world
  • Creating new opportunities to drive revenue
  • Fueling innovation

But deciding that your business should fundamentally shift its strategy is just the start. Once you’ve committed to making a pivot, how do you begin changing direction? Below, our experts share three tips for starting to pivot your organization:

Make customers’ needs your beacon.

What are your customers’ biggest pain points? What will they require tomorrow? What wants can your organization fill that your competitors can’t? It’s your job to listen to, understand and even anticipate your customers’ needs. The reason is simple: if customers don’t want or require what you have to offer, your sales will fall flat (in fact, it’s the reason the vast majority of startups fail).

For your pivot to be successful, you must shift to align with your market. Perform your due diligence to ensure you head in a direction that provides opportunity for today – and tomorrow.

Communicate planned changes internally.

There’s no way around it; a pivot will definitely disrupt your business. To minimize the stress, extra work and turnover it can create, communicate everything to your employees.

  • Explain your reasons for the shift and the benefits you all stand to gain. Logically, people execute better when they understand what they’re doing and why it needs to be done.
  • Be honest about changes and expectations. Your team will respect your candor. And ask for their feedback! More open dialogue can increase trust and loyalty, creating a higher-performing group.
  • Work together to set short-term goals for the pivot. Along the way, provide lots of feedback, to keep employees on track and motivated. Celebrate milestones to maintain momentum.

Rollout new offerings to current customers first.

As you develop new products or services, be sure that your existing customer base knows why you’re making changes. Then, find a few early adopters who are willing to help you test out your new offerings and provide feedback.

By bringing customers into the development process, you can:

  • Test and tweak your product/service to make sure it’s on the mark;
  • Develop success stories, case studies, testimonials and other tangible/measurable results to offer potential new customers third-party validation.

Need to pivot your business? Exact Staff is prepared to help.

Whether you need to test new concepts, hire innovative thinkers or enhance your team’s flexibility, Exact Staff can provide talented people and intelligent staffing solutions to help you turn on a dime.

Call to discuss your plans – we’ll help you stay on course.


Do Your Best Employees Have One Foot Out the Door?

06/20/16 10:00 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Employers, News | Leave a Comment
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“Mentally Checked Out.”

“Headed to an Interview with a Competitor.”

“Just Got Off the Phone with a Recruiter.”

“One Foot Out the Door.”

Wouldn’t it be great if employees who are disengaged or actively seeking work elsewhere would walk around your office with signs around their necks?

Oh, to dream…

Most of the time, employees attempt to conceal their job-seeking behavior. Who can blame them? Until they have solid offers in hand, they need to maintain the status quo and not rouse any suspicions.

But while you’ll unlikely see anything as obvious as a sign around the neck, it pays to pay attention. Employees who are on the job hunt often display subtle differences in behavior which a trained eye can spot.

Could your top employees already have one foot out the door? Here are a few telltale signs:

Less time on Facebook; more activity on LinkedIn.

Noticed that a key employee recently uploaded a new headshot? Updated his professional accomplishments? Garnered several new recommendations? While this isn’t necessarily cause for concern from an avid LinkedIn user, any marked increase in activity could signal an employee is prepping his profile for a recruiter’s scrutiny.

Increased focus on the short-term.

Did that formerly ambitious team member fail to “step up to the plate” when creating 2017 plans? Has he neglected to ask about his annual bonus? Is he skipping the next company get-together? When an employee is planning to leave you, his thoughts and activities shift to the short-term. Keep an eye out for employees who have taken their eye off your company’s (and their position’s) long-term horizon.

They become ultra-efficient.

High performers typically do great work all the time, so this may be a tough sign to spot. However, if a good employee suddenly starts doing a really GREAT job – tying up loose ends, finishing key projects, and then gathering key metrics about them – put him on your radar. He may be prepping for a positive reference from you and want to leave on good terms.

Even if employees aren’t exhibiting any of these signs of disengagement, you should still be proactive in your retention activities. One of the best ways to keep top employees happy is by building a great workplace culture – and that starts with a smart staffing strategy.

Offering a full complement of staffing and recruiting solutions, Exact Staff is uniquely equipped to support your core team – and create a positive work environment:

  • Recognize a deserving employee’s accomplishments by treating him to a paid day off. We can provide a replacement worker for the day!
  • Bring in temporary workers during your busiest times, to alleviate the stress on your direct employees and keep them working at peak efficiency.
  • Offload low-priority tasks to qualified temporaries, freeing your best employees to learn, grow and further their careers within your organization.
  • Allow us to recruit exceptional full-time candidates whose work ethic and attitude complement your culture.

Ready to get started?

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Happiness: Your Career’s Secret Weapon

06/14/16 4:14 PM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Job Seekers, News | Leave a Comment
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He seems to have it all – a great job (with an impressive title), and even better career growth prospects. And, not surprisingly, he wears a big old grin on his face, every day.

What’s his secret? How’d he get so happy? Does he have something you don’t?

If you find yourself looking around your workplace, proverbial nose pressed against the glass, you’re not doing yourself any favors. The fact is, you can’t become happier and more successful in your career by comparing yourself to others.

You have to harness happiness for yourself.

Happiness and a great attitude about your work create an amazing, self-reinforcing, upward spiral of growth. The happier you are, the more you’ll attract positive, career-building opportunities; the more opportunities you have to grow in your chosen career, the happier you’ll be.

How can you get started on the path to greater happiness in your career? Try these ideas:

Realize there’s no linear path to career success.

That guy you’re comparing yourself to (the one who seems to have it all)? To an outsider like you, his climb up the ladder may seem straight. But what you don’t see are all the mistakes, stalls, poor decisions and obstacles he likely dealt with along the way.

Be realistic about what success looks like from the inside. And then let yourself off the hook. Despite your diligence and best-laid plans, things will go wrong. Career plans will fall apart. Heck, you may even find yourself fired from a job through no fault of your own. But while you may not be able to control what happens to you, you can control how you respond. Resolve to be kinder to yourself, view setbacks as temporary, and correct your career course when you get off track.

Let go of irritations.

Frustrated that you got passed over for a promotion? Resentful of a team member who doesn’t pull his weight? Envious of another employee’s job title? Get past it! Harboring negative feelings undermines any chance you have of increasing your happiness at work. Change what you can about yourself and your work situation. Speak up and ask for what you deserve. Let go of petty frustrations which fuel a negative mindset – and make more room for positive thoughts.

Inventory what makes you happy in your career.

Beyond earning a paycheck, what motivates you to work hard? If you haven’t already, take some time away from work to consider what drives you from within. Ask yourself questions like:

  • Are you energized by working independently or as part of a group?
  • Do you enjoy creating things? Diagnosing problems? Fixing things? Using your hands or your mind?
  • Do you prefer to be the leader or a follower in work situations?
  • What are your favorite aspects of your job? What responsibilities do others have that you’d also like to have?

Understanding your motivations and preferences can give you tremendous insight as to the best path for your future career growth. Not surprisingly, sources of motivation also tend to be sources of happiness in your career.

Pursue what makes you happy at work.

Moving forward, seek opportunities that align with your natural motivators:

  • volunteer for projects and “stretch” assignments in your areas of interest;
  • inquire about cross-training to develop new skills which you find appealing;
  • ask to shadow someone with your dream job;
  • find a mentor to help you translate what drives you into tangible job responsibilities.

Want to be happier in your career?

Contact an Exact Staff Career Agent. We can help you identify your strengths, evaluate your career options, and find assignments and full-time positions that align with your goals – and make you truly happy on a professional and personal level. Search jobs here.



Want to Succeed in Your Career? Plan to Fail!

06/7/16 10:00 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Job Seekers, News | Leave a Comment
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Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying:

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

But when it comes to your career success, perhaps the better spin on this famous quote is:

“If you want to succeed, plan to fail!”


Think about it for a minute. How many of us take an absolute linear path to success? The answer is “zero.” No matter what field you’re in, and no matter how talented you are, stuff happens:

  • Your company may reorganize, close down or change directions.
  • You may be unjustly passed over for a raise, promotion or new job.
  • Economic changes, employment conditions and even individuals can create obstacles to your career growth.

The truth?

Threats to your success are everywhere. Whether you’re trying to land a new job or advance within your current company, circumstances and events are frequently outside your control. But while you may not be able to control what happens to you, you can absolutely control how you respond to it.

And the better prepared you are, the more effectively you’ll respond.

So if you want to succeed in your career, prepare to fail. Here are three tips you can use to identify potential threats to your success, so you can respond in a constructive way:

Check Your Ego

When it comes to failure, your ego may be your own worst enemy. Defense mechanisms like denial and “mental editing” could keep you from viewing tough situations objectively – and from ultimately developing he best responses to failure.

Brainstorm the Ways You Could Fail

While a “doom and gloom” approach sounds unhealthy for your mindset and your career growth, a little “disaster scenario” planning is actually quite positive.

Imagine yourself pursuing your career goal (whatever that may be). What missteps could you make? What external forces could jeopardize your ability to attain your goal? What else stands between you and success? Create a list of scenarios that could throw you off course or prevent you from achieving important milestones along the way.

Create “If-Then” Response Plans

For each of the threats and obstacles you identify, detail options for course correction. In other words, create a response plan that addresses each of the ways you could fail to achieve your goal. Here’s an example:

Goal: find a job with target employer

Potential threat: receive no response to job application

If-then response: If no response is received after two weeks, then:

  • Call HR to find out about the job’s status.
  • If the job is still available, find out the name of the hiring decision maker.
  • Reach out via email to the decision maker, restating your qualifications and desire for the job. Request an in-person interview.

Planning for failure sets the stage for more effective response and course-correction – and ultimately, greater career success!

Plan to Succeed with Exact Staff

Whether you want to improve your work situation, explore a new career or land a job with your target employer, Exact Staff can help. Search jobs in your area or contact an Exact Staff recruiter to get started.


3 Important Things Great Leaders Do Every Day

05/23/16 10:00 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Employers, News | Leave a Comment
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Want to get more done? Inspire your team to greatness? Build a stronger organization?

Oh, and do these things EVERY DAY?

Develop better leadership habits.

It makes sense. Great leaders are consistent and disciplined in their practices. They’ve acquired habits which improve their effectiveness and drive their success, every day.

Thankfully, nobody has a monopoly on great leadership habits. With sustained effort (and a focus on the right behaviors), you too can become an even better leader. Where should you start? We’re glad you asked. Below, Exact Staff shares three important things you should do every day to get more from your people – and deliver better results for your organization:


Communication breakdowns lead to confusion and conflict, yet they’re one of the biggest issues leaders face. The good news? Small tweaks to your current habits can yield big benefits for your entire team. Here are a few tips:

  • Ask for more feedback. Communication is a two-way street; you need honest input from your staff as to what’s working (and what’s not) to build trust and become better at your job.
  • Provide all the information employees need up front. And then some. You’ll prevent mistakes, stalls and frustration – while making your employees’ jobs much easier. By over-communicating, you’ll also minimize the amount of follow-up emails and calls you receive – which will free up more of your time and improve your focus.
  • Choose the right medium for the message. Consider the importance and level of complexity of your message when deciding how you’ll share it. Then err on the side of caution. Face-to-face conversations do take more time and effort, but sometimes it’s the best option for sensitive issues or discussing important information.

Bounce Back

The best leaders are resilient – they respond quite effectively to everyday disruptions and conflicts that derail more rigid managers. Rather than reacting to negative work situations with distress, fear or anger, resilient leaders are able to overcome problems and quickly bounce back by:

  • Managing their strong feelings and resisting impulses;
  • Making realistic plans they can effectively execute;
  • Focusing on solutions.

How can you make resilience a habit? If you’re like most leaders, you have opportunities to put it into practice every day. When problems (large or small) arise:

  • Prevent yourself from reacting. Anger and fear are natural reactions – but not the most effective ones for you as a leader. Practice restraint, check your emotions and act intentionally.
  • Be fully present. Work on improving your ability to face the facts, no matter how difficult or scary they feel. Be realistic about what you’re up against, but optimistic that you’ll be able to find a solution.

Delegate Effectively

If you’re like most professionals, you have more on your plate each day than you could ever realistically accomplish on your own. So don’t try! Great leaders start each day by examining their “to dos,” prioritizing their responsibilities, and then delegating non-critical activities.

Want to make delegation a habit, but don’t have the internal resources? Give Exact Staff a call. We’re here to help you get non-critical activities off your plate.

Want to be a Better Leader?

Choose the Right Staffing Partner.

The right staffing partner can improve your effectiveness, by rapidly delivering exceptional people to support your busy team. Take on pressing projects. Improve productivity. And flex your workforce in response to changing demands.

With a national presence, and a full complement of staffing and placement services, Exact Staff can design the ideal solution for your business. Ready to get started? Contact your local Exact Staff office today.


Are You Showing Your Employees Enough Loyalty?

05/17/16 10:00 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Employers, News | Leave a Comment
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Are you as committed to your employees as you want them to be to you?

Consider how your team members would answer the following questions (if their responses would be kept anonymous):

Does your boss care about your happiness?

Is your boss committed to helping you achieve your career goals?

Does your boss recognize and appreciate your hard work?

Does your boss support your professional growth and development?

If you’re not certain that your employees would answer a resounding “Yes!” to each of the above, you may not be showing your employees enough loyalty.

Loyalty is a two-way street. To get it, you have to show it! Today, Exact Staff shares four ways you can prove your commitment to your staff – and get greater commitment, effort and loyalty in return:

Create Clear Career Plans

Hold periodic one-on-one meetings to determine employees’ long-term career goals. Help each individual to develop a three-to-five year career development plan that provides the challenge and clear direction he needs. Another way to show that you’re committed to helping employees achieve career goals is by implementing a formal mentoring program. Pairing talented staff members with mentors clearly conveys your commitment to their growth and professional fulfillment.

Invest in Employees’ Professional Development

Conferences, seminars, webinars and e-learning opportunities are valuable tools to accelerate employees’ professional development and improve loyalty to your organization. If funds are tight, consider one of these lower-cost training options:

  • Cross training
  • Brown-bag lunch seminar (where key managers give a one-hour training presentation during lunch)
  • Bartering training services with other companies

Hold Teambuilding Events

Teambuilding is a great way to strengthen the interpersonal connections that build trust and loyalty. If you’d like to plan your own event, here are a few tips to ensure its success:

  • Hold it offsite. The change of scenery will energize your staff and minimize distractions.
  • Promote the benefits. Encourage buy-in by using internal communication to generate enthusiasm and explain what employees stand to gain.
  • Mix it up. Break up the program into several short sessions. Include time for work, play, eating and socializing – and balance intense activities with more relaxing ones.
  • Allow time to process and reflect. During and after the event, discuss takeaways and benefits. Your team will get more out of the process if they understand the purpose and meaning behind the teambuilding activities.

Express Your Gratitude

Thank employees formally and informally, for things big and small. Frequently showing your appreciation sends a clear message that you value their contributions – and value them as both humans and professionals. It’s free. It’s easy. And it has a huge impact on loyalty!

Another great way to express gratitude for employees’ hard work?

Provide the support they need. Whether it’s a single temporary for a day or an entire project team, Exact Staff provides a range of staffing and placement services to increase productivity and create a healthier bottom line.

Terrible Leaders Can Teach You This

05/10/16 10:00 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Employers, News | Leave a Comment
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Ever hear of the “CASE” method?

It’s an acronym for Copy And Steal Everything, something that great managers, executives and entrepreneurs do all the time. After all, why start from scratch when you can learn from another exceptional leader’s success?

Of course, you can learn from terrible leaders, too – what NOT to copy and steal, that is. Check out these three things bad execs do (so you don’t make the same mistakes):

Ignoring Engagement

Employee engagement is more than a feel-good tactic; it’s vital to keeping your team happy, productive, loyal and motivated. Bad managers are frequently guilty of missteps like these that alienate employees:

  • Needing to win at all costs. A terrible leader feels compelled to win every argument and exert his authority in every discussion.
  • Explaining why others’ ideas won’t work. Managers who use this maneuver may think they’re demonstrating superiority by shooting down an employee’s perceptions. Over time, however, they destroy motivation – leading to avoidance and disengagement.
  • Failing to express gratitude. Not expressing appreciation is obviously a big de-motivator; no employee wants to be taken for granted. If a leader conveys the attitude that he doesn’t really value employees’ hard work, he can’t expect his employees to care about building the company’s success.

What You Can Learn

Take a look at your own management behavior! Make sure you’re saying and doing things that foster an engaged work environment – and create dedicated employees:

  • Demonstrate integrity in your actions and beliefs.
  • Protect your employees, especially when they make mistakes. Find ways to remedy situations that helps employees learn and grow.
  • Show your appreciation. Leverage recognition, awards and verbal praise as ways to increase engagement.

Being Too Nice

Appeasing employees and colleagues in order to prevent conflict may seem like a smart idea at first glance, but leaders who are too accommodating in their behavior pay a high price:

  • Their own ideas may be overshadowed by more assertive leaders.
  • They may wind up doing others’ work to prevent conflicts and make complaints “go away.”
  • Over time, they ultimately lose the respect of their subordinates, peers and managers.

What You Can Learn

While being “tuned into” employees is certainly important, you can’t afford to be a pushover. Set clear performance expectations for employees and hold them accountable.

And instead of avoiding conflict, realize that a certain amount is actually healthy. Improve your leadership abilities by truly listening to what others say, evaluating whether or not their ideas and points of view are valid. And if they are, be willing to embrace those ideas. Being an exceptional leader is about producing great results, not just being right.

Another Thing Terrible Leaders Do?

They overlook the benefits a staffing partner like Exact Staff can provide. With a national presence, and a full complement of staffing and placement services, we can rapidly deliver exceptional people to build your core team. Improve productivity. And seamlessly flex your workforce to match changing demands.

What can we do for you? Contact a staffing expert at your local Exact Staff office today.

Your Company’s Org Chart Shouldn’t Be Set in Stone

05/3/16 1:26 PM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Employers, News | Leave a Comment
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Looking for new ways to thrive in an increasingly competitive world?

Try ditching your org chart.

Think we’re kidding? Then it’s time you look at your organizational chart with a fresh set of eyes. Sure, it’s one of the most ubiquitous elements of the modern workplace. Yes, it’s comforting to have a visual hierarchy of who’s who in your business. But all that structure and rigidity might be holding your organization back.

A recent post by David Burkus recommends a newer, more fluid approach to organizing your company’s structure – using successful Broadway production teams as a model. Citing research by Brian Uzzi of Northwestern University and Jarrett Spiro of INSEAD, Burkus explains that the fluidity and project-based nature of Broadway production teams make them an ideal model for organizing your business.

Notably, the highest-performing Broadway production teams had a combination of closely connected colleagues (who had worked well together in the past), as well as new individuals who brought required expertise to the “project.” These teams were well equipped to tackle the challenges of producing a show, benefitting from the experiences of known colleagues and the fresh ideas of newcomers.

Bringing Broadway to Your Business

While we certainly don’t recommend ditching your organizational chart entirely, use these tips to keep your structure flexible enough to respond to changing business demands:

  • Think of the future. Be willing to let go of the way you’re structured today, in favor of a framework that will make you competitive over the next three to five years.
  • Identify the major functions of your business (e.g., sales and marketing, operations, finance, administration), and list the key responsibilities of each. Use these functions as the primary organizational elements for your business org chart. Then, be willing to “pencil in” everything below it – forming fluid teams around your problems, services and/or products.
  • Assign one person to each function, and then hold that individual accountable for leading and delivering results – by assembling teams and organizing work in the most practical ways possible for your current operating environment. As conditions and demands change, this person should have the authority and ability to make necessary changes to the roles and hierarchy within his function.

Your Organization is Changing.

Exact Staff’s Solutions Keep Pace.

The rapidly changing nature of work requires your organization to be able to turn on a dime. Exact Staff is here to help you stay flexible. Together, we can develop a staffing strategy to address your top priorities – and respond seamlessly to shifts in your business. Contact our national staffing services today.


The Leadership Secrets of LeBron James

02/23/16 8:30 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Employers, News | Leave a Comment
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He’s a four-time NBA MVP. Two-time NBA championship winner. 12-time NBA All-Star. And now that he’s returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, his team is leading the Eastern Conference and poised for yet another championship run this year.

Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying that LeBron James is an amazing athlete – and an exceptional leader.

What are the keys to his success?

Though it may seem a bit surprising, many of the same attributes that have served LeBron well in the sports arena are equally important to business success. So today, Exact Staff shares the leadership secrets of LeBron James, in the hopes that one will inspire you to become an even better leader yourself.

He Acknowledges His Failures

LeBron left Cleveland to play for the highly anticipated “Dream Team.” But when Miami fell short that first year, LeBron took the heat – acknowledging that he had not performed up to his normal standards and resolving to improve.

He Pushes

Just 30 years old, James has already logged more minutes in his career than Larry Bird or Magic Johnson. But it’s not enough. Instead of “pacing himself” or limiting minutes to save his joints, he’s always pushing. Playing every game. Skipping 4th quarter respites. Completing grueling workouts to rebound from injury and improve his conditioning. He does all this to accomplish what he considers the most important thing in his life: winning a championship in Cleveland.

He’s Honest About Expectations

In LeBron’s famous “Essay” for Sports Illustrated, he wrote: “I’m not promising a championship…I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010.” James wasn’t shying away from his ultimate goal, however; he was merely setting realistic expectations for his team and his fans. Since publishing the essay, James led the Cavs to the 2015 finals – and has them set on the same course this year.

He Brings Out the Best in His Teammates

Much as a smart business leader adapts his management style to match each employee’s personality, LeBron adjusts his approach to building spirit and performance. In a recent interview, Kevin Love said of James, “Some guys you have to get on, and some guys you have to put your arm around and slap on the a–. You have to understand people and how to deal with them. LeBron is incredibly smart. He knows how to get the best out of us.”

Ready to Build a Team You Can Lead to Greatness?

Exact Staff is here for you. With offices nationwide and a full complement of staffing and placement services, we can rapidly deliver exceptional people to build your core team. Improve performance. And accomplish great things in 2016.

What Can We Do For You?

Contact a staffing expert at your local Exact Staff office today.


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