Facebook fb has activated its “Safety Check” feature following the Brussels bombings on Tuesday morning. The feature allows people in an affected area to demonstrate to their Facebook contacts that they are safe, following a major incident that caused loss of life. It was first deployed in April 2015, following a massive earthquake in Nepal.…
Google Street View uses in-house data-capturing tech that lets you see the world from the comfort of your own device. GSV allows us to see not only photos of certain gems on the planet, but provides new perspectives that only its cameras can capture. Read More
NAR recently published SEVEN reasons why your Real Estate team will fail and two of those refer to training… my buttered bread! I love the article and its content. #6 and #7 both refer to training;…
Source: The Focus On In-House Training
Do you risk good employees, to hold on to a personal friend?
As posted in Fortune
Holding on to employees — especially those that become friends — for too long is a huge challenge entrepreneurs face, because it’s not really a “business” issue. It isn’t about sales or marketing. It isn’t about expansion or operations. It’s about one salary. That’s how entrepreneurs always justify holding on to a pain in the you-know-what. It’s just “x” amount of money, I can afford it and it doesn’t affect the business. But it does.
Employees see you playing favorites. Even if you complain about the person, they see that person as having immunity — and that’s not fair. You spend countless hours at work and sleepless nights thinking about this person and what you “can do with them.” At the end of the day, if a relationship is severed because you had to do what was in the best interest of the company, then the relationship wasn’t strong to begin with.
I didn’t fire this person. He fired himself. He didn’t want to learn from younger staff who were faster and smarter than he was. I begged him to. He didn’t want to put in extra time to learn new skills and create new plans. I challenged him to. My biggest mistake? Thinking that everyone wanted to grow — including him — and hoping things would change. Hope isn’t a plan. It was tough to cut him loose; however, it taught me a valuable lesson and made me a better leader, manager, and person.
msena35 | March 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm | Tags: Commentary, Leadership | Categories: Fortune Insiders, Leadership | URL: http://wp.me/p4kUAt-6yQL
A roundabout planned as a replacement for the intersection of Wieuca Road and Phipps Boulevard is heading into the design stage. The Buckhead Community Improvement District board on March 2 approved the selection of Pond & Company to do the work. Meanwhile, the CID is close to a decision about moving forward with a proposed […]