Solomon Bruce Consulting Blog

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Recognition-- It is Important!

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal identified one of the key traits of a successful leader. That trait is recognition-- of all the people that are around he/she.
A successful leader knows that he/she did not get to the "top of the heap" without the help and aid of others-- many others. These are the folks who work on the floor, drive the equipment, cook the meals, sweep the floors-- after all, there is no I in team-- success in any business, sports activity or enterprise is comprised of a team effort.
The next time that you are among your team mates, make a real attempt to speak to everyone. Amazingly, you will be surprised at the end effect. Most folks will be surprised that you took the time to speak with them. They will be even more surprised if you remember their name, something about them or their family.
We all like to hear our name called. We all like to be recognized for a job well done. If you are the leader of the organization, it is important to be "out and among" the individuals who are producing the products! Your team members will be happy to talk to you!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Job Opportunities Abound-- We Know Where They Are!

     Recently, we were asked about new job opportunities for recent graduates of college, as well as individuals who are changing careers.  Interestingly, there are many opportunities out in the field, however, they may not be where you might think!

       We have said previously that one can stand on his/her head for 2 years if they have to.  Today, that is the case in many opportunities.  There are many new opportunities available, may not be exactly where you wish to locate, however, you should not plan on spending the rest of your life at the location either.

        Last week, we were in Central and Southern Arkansas.  Yes, there are many jobs available in these locations, however, the location is Central and Southern Arkansas!  Is this bad?  Well, we don't think so, however, the job locations are more rural than urban and the recreational activities consist of a lot of outdoor activities, primarily fishing and hunting, with some golf.

         No, the big malls are not available.  Each down in the catchment area has stores-- may not be the Wal Mart Super center, however, most have those!

          What is interesting is that the jobs are exciting, interesting and pay well.  Now, if you are from this area, probably not a problem.  If you come from New York City, then perhaps, there might be a cultural shock to go to Central Arkansas!

            The fun part is that this is a new experience-- there is a lot going on and you can learn a lot.  Sometimes, the real opportunities are wrapped in wrappers that appear to be undesirable.  However, once you peal the wrapper back and see what is inside-- the surprises abound.

           Remember, you can never a judge a book by its cover!  Take a look-- there are some great opportunities in Arkansas, Texas, and everywhere.  Go find them-- if you are struggling, call us-- we know where they are!