The Best Producers Don’t Necessarily Make The Best Managers

Do the best producers make the best managers? Almost unanimously, when leaders are asked this question, the answer is “no.” Yet too often leaders look for candidates among their best producers and select the best worker for the manager job. They assume that because an individual was successful in their contributor role, that individual will … Read more

Define The Successful Habits For An Organization

Navy SEAL combat veteran Brent Gleeson is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Internet Marketing Inc. His leadership approach is inspired by the unrivaled Navy SEAL training and the Navy SEAL Creed.  Here are the seven habits (likely an extension of, but not a replacement for, Core Values) Navy SEALs have for success: Be loyal. Loyalty is about leading by … Read more

Lead By Example In Personal Development

Most leaders understand the importance of each direct report having personal development goals. Leading by example here provides two benefits: leaders become better and their direct reports see the value of personal development. Recent Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) studies have shown a strong correlation between the effectiveness of leaders and the extent to which … Read more

Why Assess Candidates For All Positions?

Many hiring managers choose to not administer pre-employment assessments for lower paying jobs – this may be a mistake.  Hiring managers rely on assessments to help them uncover candidate strengths and weaknesses that are not easily recognized in an interview but need to be explored in reference checks and subsequent interviews.  These are the same … Read more

Make Personal Development A Group Effort

When someone first embarks on an exercise program it is difficult to stay committed.  Unless they have health issues, it’s one of those “important, not urgent” activities that frequently don’t get the proper attention. Personal and professional development is another “important, not urgent” activity. Like exercise, leaders know they are supposed to do personal development, … Read more

The Importance of One-On-One Meetings Now More Than Ever

One-on-one meetings are all about the relationship between the leader and direct report and designed to empower success both in a direct and indirect manner.  Directly, the leader and direct report both have an opportunity to discuss progress against goals and success factors.  Indirectly, one-on-ones establish trust so when issues arise, obstacles are identified, or … Read more

How To Manage Staff During Unpredictable Times

We, at The Metiss Group, understand everyone is struggling to keep balance through these uncertain times and our hearts go out to all our clients and friends. Our goal is to help make a difference by providing information and services that could be of benefit to your organization over the next few weeks and or … Read more

Make Reference Checks A Part Of The Selection Process

It’s hard to determine who has less respect for reference checks: hiring managers or candidates.  Today, hiring managers rarely conduct effective reference checks and, as a result, candidates have little motivation to maintain those past relationships. Brad Smart, the author of the popular book “Topgrading: The Proven Hiring and Promoting Method That Turbocharges Company Performance”, describes an … Read more

Always Be Building The Bench

Effective leaders are always “trolling for talent” and meeting and qualifying prospective new hires.  Effective hiring managers keep a file of potential new hires they have met in the last year – just in case they have an opening. Good and bad economies provide opportunities for leaders to be meeting with potential new hires.  Even … Read more