Author Archives: The Coach

You’re the Leader. Where’s Your Focus?

Chris Ruisi Driving Business Growth Podcast

 

 

With help from Jimmy Buffet, Chris explains why living in the past serves no useful purpose. Rather, he shares the importance of maintaining a healthy sense of focus in order to get things done effectively and efficiently.

 

 

 

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Courage and Confidence

Chris Ruisi Driving Business Growth Podcast

 

 

Learn from Chris how to muster the courage and confidence from within you to achieve your goals. Chris uses a fishing trip to Costa Rica with his grandson to make his points. So, the question to you is, “What are you doing to find and use the courage within you (that’s right, it’s already there), to tackle one of your challenges?” All of us can always use a boost in our self-esteem and self-confidence. It doesn’t happen automatically. It only happens when you put yourself out there. We all have goals that are out there, waiting for you to have the courage to take the right actions to get started. It’s time to stop holding yourself back. It’s time for you to start your excellent adventure. Isn’t it?

 

 

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Success Habits: You Management

Do you think you need better “time management” skills? Or do you need better “YOU management” skills? Without clarity of goals, there’s no way you can ever manage your time. Learn what you need to do to better manage “you” in this video.

 

Chris Ruisi Behavior

Attitude vs. Skill: It’s All in the Behavior

As more and more people find employment during this growing economy it is creating a burden for employers trying to fill open positions. Highly and even moderately skilled workers are being hired at a rapid pace creating a challenge for all employers trying to fill their open positions.

Part of the solution for this challenge is for employers to willingly relax their skills requirements and begin to place greater emphasis on a candidate’s attitude. A rule of thumb which I have always followed simply states that you can always teach someone the required skills for a job, but you can’t teach them the right attitude. Hence, if forced to choose, I would always take attitude over skills.

In order to properly evaluate a candidate’s attitude, the interviewer needs to use more of a behavioral style of interviewing versus asking the typical questions that most of us use. In a behavioral interview, you are attempting to evaluate how the candidate will respond in different types of scenarios like working with other team members, handling problems, handling less than happy customers, avoiding conflict in the workplace and many other situations. All of this puts a big spotlight on the questions asked and how you prepare for the interview.

However, as I will explain, using a behavior-driven interviewing style is probably a good thing and something you should be doing more of regardless of the “hot” employment environment we are currently experiencing. Continue reading

Building a Winning Team

Chris Ruisi Driving Business Growth Podcast

Every leader thinks they have a winning team. But do they? Ask yourself, “Do I have a team that wants to win or just a group of folks who show up, do no more than what they are asked to do, collect a check and do the same thing again every week?” In this episode, Chris explains the 8 characteristics of a winning team and how to develop these characteristics in your team. Listen in to learn how to stop managing your team and start leading them, so that they become the most unstoppable competitive advantage that differentiates your company in the marketplace.

 

 

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Success Habits: The Importance of Ongoing Self-Development

As the leader, when you get better, your business gets better. How can you build your world of knowledge? What are you doing to make that happen? What are you going to do tomorrow to make you that much better today? Chris shares some advice.

 

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Want to Be a Success? Then Act Like You’re A Success.

Everyone wants to be a success. Yet very few realize the full measure of what it means to be a success. They end up settling for something less than what they originally set out to achieve. While success is personal to each of us, from my own observations there are common qualities and habits that the most successful people possess.

Look at this list of “10” ways successful people act and see how you measure up: Continue reading

Chris Ruisi Courage

Do You Have the Courage?

Right now, as you read this you are capable of significantly improving your performance if you have the courage to take that very first step to get started. And after that first step, the courage to take another and another until you have achieved your goal.

Your current habits define you. Do you have the courage to change those habits to help you re-define yourself to be the person you need to be to succeed?

Change is hard, and nobody really likes it because it makes you feel uncomfortable. To achieve your goals, you need to have the courage and stamina to push through that feeling of being uncomfortable so that you are comfortable with it and be the master of that change. Continue reading