Danny Gattas, Employee Engagement, Servant Leadership

3 Ways to Become a Service Oriented Leader


3 Ways to Become a service Oriented Leader

By Danny Gattas

Leadership is heralded as being one of the most vital and crucial elements in driving innovation and change within organizations. It can mean the difference between success and failure; so it should come as no surprise that thousands of books, articles, and seminars are disseminated for the public’s benefit. As saturated as leadership advice is there are numerous approaches that distract the masses from the most effective leadership strategy, the service oriented leader.

A service oriented leader is someone who thinks first of others rather for themselves, cares about the individual needs of all of their followers, and is fixated on fighting for what is best.

Albeit a simple definition, enacting this type of strategy  is an extremely difficult task but is accompanied with high rewards. That being the case there are three simple ways to become a service oriented leader.

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Any leader must be astute to the needs of their organization and followers because if you don’t adjust to meet these needs then failure is imminent. This requires leaders to constantly adjust, acclimate, and assert the best strategies to instill the required mechanisms are in place. Leaders ability to successfully accomplish this is paramount to their survival and development.

2. Value and Recognize Accomplishments 

A common misguided notion is that people will stay at an organization based on monetary compensation rather than recognition because at the end of the day people report being more satisfied and engaged when they receive regular recognition. It is also true that leaders who recognize their employees more frequently report higher levels of production and engagement. So recognizing your followers accomplishments is both vital to being a service oriented leader and also to increasing production.

3.Be Adaptive

Someone once said, “if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans” and being a leader is very similar to that idea because quality leadership requires someone to constantly adapt to situations and employee trainingalways be prepared to put out arising fires. That requires individuals to consistently rely on their intuition and gut feelings to surmount the occasion.  This doesn’t mean that you should not attempt to formulate a plan but always be willing to arise to the occasion and adapt to any situation.

HRO Partners is always here to best meet your business consulting needs so please feel free to reach out to us at 901-737-0123 or by email at info@hro-partners.com.

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Employee Engagement, Employment, Judy Bell Tuesdays

Likeability… You Go First


Judy Tuesday is back with this post from Judy’s website.download (1)

“I have read several blogs lately on a variety of topics such as:

  • Trust
  • Credibility
  • Likeability
  • Collaboration

All had the same familiar theme… in order to “up” the ante for you, you must up the ante for others. One of the blogs was a book review of “Enchantment,” by Guy Kawasaki. Kawasaki says there are two types of people in the world:

  1. Bakers
  2. Eaters

drawingsmileyfaceHe says, “Eaters think zero-sum. They want the biggest slice of any pie. The bakers don’t see the world as zero-sum game. They want to make more and bigger pies. And bakers are more enchanting than eaters.”

Can’t wait to read the book!

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie”

 

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Start Co, Start-up, Tech

Troopto: A Group Funding Platform for Workplace Gifts


Recently I sat down with Andrew Goei, founder of a group funding Start-up called Troopto. During our interview we discussed Troopto’s business model and Andrew’s unique outlook on business that has shaped his organization. This is the first of a two part blog series that will highlight Troopto and then describe my interview with Andrew. 

What is Troobar_graph_conference_400_clr_5943pto you might ask? Well imagine this scenario. It is a co-worker’s birthday and the entire office has decided to celebrate the occasion by pitching in to purchase a gift-card and house an in-office celebration. The only problem is collecting the funds. It isn’t that people don’t want to contribute, rather it is people don’t have cash on them, work remotely, or are even out on vacation. So the funds don’t get collected and the aforementioned birthday bash never comes to light all because there isn’t an easier way to pool office funds together. Well Troopto, a start-up and recent graduate from Memphis’ Start Co accelerator, has the solution.

The idea behind Troopto is a group funding website specifically designed for workplace gifts and collaborative Troopto logofunding. This platform can also be used for various crowd sourcing functions such as pledge drives for Greek life, paying your fantasy football dues, your best friends surprise party,  or whatever your group funding needs may be.

Troopto’s commitment to working tirelessly, bringing their clients the most simple and user friendly product sets them apart from products offering similar services. The site’s simple interface and unique features create a user-centric experience that anyone can use. Currently they are in their private beta phase and are looking to expose their product to HR and office managers alike.

For further information please visit Troopto and stay posted for our second blog piece coming out next week.

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Employment, Servant Leadership

Trusted Adviser


Featured Image -- 609At HRO Partners, we truly value the relationship and needs of our clients.  Whether it is training, surveys, executive coaching, compensation analysis, or talent acquisition, our compassionate and savvy leader, Austin Baker, fixates on building our business the right way without compromising the process.

And so we aim to be a trusted adviser – someone who wants to grow our client’s brand, culture, market strategy, and vision.  We do not adhere to a cookie-cutter approach that slows development, we are committed to our clients because we care about their future and their businesses.

Our firm selected to read Trusted Advisor by David H. Maister, Charles H. Green, and Robert M. Galford so we can embrace this approach holistically.

We will condense this book’s concepts in a blog post in the coming months; keep an eye out for these highlights and feel free to comment with your own consulting experiences/tips on how we all can be trusted advisers in the business world.

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July Book Series

Seven Innovative Leadership Traits from “Leaders Eat Last”


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Why Should Leaders Eat Last?

Leadership guru Simon Sinek explains what allows some businesses to thrive and others to merely SimonSineksurvive in his recent book Leaders Eat Last where he ultimately identifies the main difference between the survivors and the thrivers: leadership style.  Simon Sinek, a military adviser and expert on leadership development, is best known for presenting one of the most watched Ted Talks to date: How Great Leaders Inspire Action.

In Leaders Eat Last, Sinek reveals groundbreaking viewpoints on leadership traits possessed by today’s most successful leaders, while also dismissing common business practices such as firing the bottom ten percent, fixating on profits, and prioritizing incentive-based cultures.  He instead heralds the importance of building trust, leading with a service oriented mission, the vitality of face-to-face interactions, and much more.

Here are Seven Innovative and Crucial leadership Traits cited in Leaders Eat Last: Continue reading

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Author Simon Sinek of “Leaders Eat Last” discusses books major themes


Next novel on of July Book Series is called Leaders Eat Last .

This book targets what makes leaders in today’s society more effective than others.

Below is Simon Sinek discussing

  • The Amazing Story of Where the Title Came From
  • Marine Corp. Lessons on Leadership
  • The Single Most Profound Quality for Excellence in Leadership
  • The Role of Vulnerability in Leadership
  • The Remarkable Trait of Presidential Leadership in America
  • Ego and ConceitWhere Most People Get it Wrong
  • The 2 Defining Events that Led Simon into the Study of Leadership
  • Early lessons of Start with Why: Show up to Give.
  • Core Traits of Effective Leaders
  • To Cultivate Brilliant Active Listening
  • One of the Easiest Tricks for Effective Listening
  • About Leadership Potential vs. Marriage
  • Plus much more…

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Quote of the Day

“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” -Mark Twain

Remember, saying you will do something and actually doing it are two different things.

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“Every failure is a step to success.”-William Whewell

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Judy Bell Tuesdays

Make Bottom-Line Business Sense


In previous blogs, we have looked at EQ in many ways, especially as it relates to healthy and happy relationships- both at work and at home.
Researchers have confirmed what Human Resource professionals have known for quite some time. One’s level of emotional intelligence is a great predictor of success at work as well as a measurement of healthy and productive relationships and leadership abilities.

EQ is not touchy-feely or happy-go-lucky “stuff”. EQ is about healthy and productive relationships. And healthy and productive relationships mean better customer service, improved employee relations, and better company profits.

Higher EQ levels equate to…

  • Enhanced listening
  • Increase in positive and productive communication
  • Increased teamwork
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Better problem solving
  • Productivity gains7K0A0962-1024x682
  • Higher employee achievement orientation

Also important… enhanced EQ levels mean…

  • Less costly mistakes in orders and production
  • Turnover decreases
  • Employee attendance improves
  • Workers’ Compensation claims are lower

“Because of the furious pace of change in business today, difficult to manage relationships sabotage more business than anything else…it is not a question of strategy that gets us in trouble; it is a question of emotions.” – John Kotter, Harvard Business School

 

download (1)Author of this blog is HRO Partner’s Judy Bell and is the first of a weekly reissue of Judy’s blogs in a series were calling Judy Tuesdays.

Remember here at HRO Partners we are here to meet all of your Human Resource Consulting needs. hro logoFor more information visit our website at http://www.hro-partners.com, email us at info@hro-partners.com, or call us at 901-737-0123.

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