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“There will be no brown M&M’s found in the backstage area or the promoter will forfeit the entire show at full pay.”
This famous clause, known as article 126 in rock band Van Halen’s concert contracts, has widely been touted as simple millionaire rock star ego and excess. In an interview, lead singer David Lee Roth explains that in reality there was a very legitimate reason for this clause.
Van Halen was the first band to bring 850 par lamp lights (think huge stadium lights) to concerts around the country. As result, in smaller, older venues the girders might not support the weight, the floor may sink in, and the doors may be too small to move this heavy, highly technical equipment through. Set up and break down time became lengthy, taking 8-10 hours more than budgeted. - View the PDF
Are you leading the team you need? Or leading the team you have?
Last week, I wrote a post about recognizing if you have someone on your team who is not strategic enough. You keep hoping that they will become more strategic. I can tell you how that play ends — they won’t. If you want to make strategic change you need strategic people.
I promised to come back this week with some advice about how to change your organization if you don’t have the right people.
1. Start with the desired outcome for the business - View the PDF
“All I want is for someone, sometime, just one time, to say thank you.”
She works late every night, and pulls long hours. This particular morning she left home at 5:30 to make sure she got in to prepare for the big meeting. She left at 8 that night to go home.
As she wistfully told me that story, that first statement about wanting somebody to say “thanks” caught my ear.
I have a granddaughter named Peyton. She is 2-years-old and is learning to talk. She stayed with us a few weekends ago, and her favorite phrase now is “THANK YOU.” As she followed my wife and I around the house, everything we did together came back with those two words.
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Thanks to a great article in HRZone.co.uk by Leslie Allen, I came across these interesting results of a recent Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) study in the UK.
The CIPD in the United Kingdom is similar to SHRM in the United States. This 2012 research reflects the employee satisfaction and engagement attitudes of nearly 300,000 employees and managers across industries throughout the UK.
• 39 percent are engaged (up 3 percentage points);
• 3 percent are completely disengaged (constant from Winter 2011);
• 58 percent are neutrally engaged (up 2 percentage points from Winter 2011).
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Tried-and-true recruiting and interviewing tactics are great, as long as they keep on working.
But would you know, really, if they weren’t? How can we imagine the team we didn’t build, or gauge the hypothetical performance of the passed-over candidate who seemed too anxious? We can’t, and that’s why recruiting and hiring decisions are so important.
It’s time for a little expert advice. We don’t mean the traditional gurus, like motivational speakers, life coaches or even the head honchos at highly successful companies. We’re talking about the people who live and die by their hiring decisions: professional sports coaches.
These men and women know that the team they assemble is what determines success or failure, and that’s why they take recruiting and hiring more seriously than possibly anyone else on the planet. So to help you channel some of their hard-won wisdom into your employee selection process, we’ve tracked down 10 inspiring quotes from the coaching greats.
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