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Delegate and Deliver

March 4, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

Have you ever wondered why it is, that even with the most careful planning and organization, certain projects fail to achieve the results you envisioned? Ask yourself this question, “Did I derail my own plans because I was not willing to delegate?"

Some Perspective

Achieving Peak Performance

March 4, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

Several years ago I was asked to do some consulting for a Fortune 500 company. At issue was finding out why the organization was so fragmented in its approach to business, even though the organizational goals had been well articulated and included in its vision, mission, and strategy. After some key employee interviews and focus groups in each of the main divisions, it didn’t take me long to see the problem. It was glaring.

Hiring the Right Talent the First Time

March 4, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

Talent. In its most simple definition talent is any individual who has the capability to make a significant difference to the current and future performance of the company.

It is no wonder that more and more organizations are realizing the importance of good talent as a competitive edge. The scary thing is that in the next 10 years, HR professionals expect three out of 10 employees in their organization’s workforce to retire. That’s a lot of talent leaving organizations.

Do it Now!

March 4, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

They say that ignorance is bliss, but, “they” (whoever they are) are wrong. Ignorance is fear – fear of facing what needs to be addressed.

For example, is it easier for you to not face the fact that you have more debt than assets, (not including your mortgage) which really means you are broke? Yes BROKE.

Is it easier for you to remain in your current job than to truly define your purpose and do what you are passionate about?

Geocaching: The High-tech Team Builder

March 4, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

The Department of Defense built the first Global Positioning System (GPS) in the 1970’s. Consisting of 24 satellites that orbit the earth at about 11,000 miles, the system was originally designed to pinpoint the position of soldiers, weapons, and enemy targets. The Department of Defense never imagined that the advent of the GPS would spawn the booming sport of Geocaching (pronounced “gee o cashing”).

Inspiring Communication: Using More Than Words

March 4, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

f you had to guess what percentage your words, tone of voice, and body language contributes to how a person understands your message, what would you say? Most people respond with the notion that words are the most important aspect of communication. However, research* indicates that your words only impact 7% of how a message is understood. Your tonality contributes to 37% of what is understood and your body language 55%. So what does this mean to you? Communication should be intentional.

Your Words


March 4, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

Growth today is most likely going to be generated from improved productivity. What does that mean for your team? The dynamic and how well people work together will have a huge impact on productivity.
So, what can you do to improve your team dynamic?


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