Sunday, April 24, 2022

Best Practices to Maximize Employee Engagement - Jay Holstine Workshop

Excelling in the 2022 workplace Jay Holstine’s CEO peer group shared their insights and solutions in helping their teams thrive from transitioning from work-from-home / hybrid to return-to-office. “Navigating the pandemic’s effects on the workplace has been a major leadership challenge,” Holstine noted. “While each of our CEOs have a unique workforce and office structure, there are many common challenges and insights to share at our meetings,” Holstine said. “We’ve been discussing communications technologies, recruiting resources, employee engagement, and retention best practices,” Holstine added. “One CEO member shared advice and resource options on bringing workers safely back to the physical offices, along with valuable tips and lessons learned,” Holstine mentioned. Helping business leaders navigate the pandemic’s effects on the workplace has been a major focus of Jay Holstine’s Dallas-based CEO peer group. Eighteen leaders from non-competing industries, gather regularly to hear expert speakers, share ideas, and strategize with each other. A new work culture and climate “Leaders are more aware of a wider variety of societal issues that influence employee effectiveness, teamwork and retention,” Holstine said. “Strategies to improve employee inclusion, and work-life balance are more important now. Our industry experts are providing new data, resulting in lively discussions among our group,” Holstine added. “CEO members discussed ways to advance collaboration and identifying the right resources to enhance engagement and efficiency,” Holstine noted. “The way in which employee support is provided has shifted, and continues to evolve, just as our communications and support of our customers has needed to advance,” Holstine said. Don’t over-engage “One of our members pointed out that the new hybrid workplace can sometimes produce a hyper-connectivity that leads to burnout,” Holstine said. “For many employees, the workplace has encroached into the home, the car, and sometimes all hours of life,” Holstine said. “Fine-tuning the right pace, and the right level of inclusion, (such as the number of teams employees are part of, and the size of each team,) is important to maintaining a successful mix of collaboration, individual productivity, and good work-life balance,” Holstine noted. Capability and performance should be more important than access to management “Another member shared an important point about the hybrid work environment: Be aware that ‘Access’ should not be the critical determinant in acquiring roles and responsibilities. Leaders will get better long-term results from reviewing all potential candidates, to assess who brings the right mix of skills and experience to the role under consideration, as opposed to who currently has more access to the opportunity,” Holstine shared. “While discussing vital developments in work culture, and identifying the best practices is what we focused on in this workshop, in every meeting our CEOs depend on the shared wisdom, expert research, practical experience and ideas, that help their companies succeed,” Holstine shared.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Gair Maxwell speaks May 18th with Jay Holstine's group about Big Little Legends

Big Little Legends - How Everyday Leaders Build Irresistible Brands Endlessly curious about the origin of legends and myths, Gair Maxwell is a global authority in helping organizations create iconic, “larger-than-life” brands that attract legions of customers and top talent – without having to resort to using any “pushy” marketing tactics. The trickle-down impact on any company, community or career can be enormous. Some organizations have achieved 15-20X financial growth while becoming a coveted, desirable “Category of One”. Join internationally recognized author and speaker Gair Maxwell for an inspiring and controversial deeper dive into timeless and universal principles that create BIG LITTLE LEGENDS. You will see with uncommon clarity the invisible forces that entice millions of visitors to take selfies before a single painting at the Louvre in Paris are astonishingly similar to what inspires more than 4,000 people to queue each day at a Las Vegas pawn shop, swarm a New Orleans coffee shop or flock to a Seattle fish market. Exploring how legends are created in the first place, Gair reveals how anyone in any business or non-profit category, can create a brand reputation that makes them so top-of-mind iconic, they become the equivalent to being the “Apple”, “Disney” or “NIKE” of their competitive space. BIG LITTLE LEGENDS challenges conventional marketing truisms and rejects short-sighted, decades-old “spray and pray” practices aimed at short-term results. This program dares to venture on a different path and challenge leaders on key issues such as their Brand Voice and how much it’s actually being heard in a noisy, competitive market. Leaders will also be forced to confront the brutal facts about the relevance and effectiveness of the vehicles currently used to communicate their Brand Story and whether they are thinking far enough forward with their overall business and brand strategy to create Long-Term Impact in a short-term world. JAY HOLSTINE LAUNCHES CHIEF EXECUTIVE GROUP FOR DALLAS/ PLANO, TEXAS Jay Holstine chairs a Vistage CEO peer group with 20 members. The group brings together CEOs from non-competing businesses, to share perspectives, learn from industry leaders, and gain strategic insights, to bring their leadership to new levels. Mr. Holstine’s group helps Dallas businesses accelerate their growth. Vistage is the largest network of CEOs and business owners globally, with over 30,000 members in more than 20 countries across the world. These peers come together every month for confidential meetings where they share insights on leadership and strategies to optimize personal and business performance.

2023 Social Media Reshaping Tips for Businesses By Jay Holstine

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