“The Ridge”

Identifying Leaders

  • by back2
  • September 26, 2018
  • Leadership
  • Comments: ( 0 )

Qualities vs. Qualifications Far too often in the hiring process, management only seeks out resumes of current leaders. Qualifications are necessary but don't always equate to the right person for a good office environment. If a resume can't distinguish the potential leaders from the toxic colleagues we want to avoid, how can we make sure we hire the right people? Look for qualities instead of just previous job titles. The Team vs the "Me" Mentality True leaders seek honesty and good...

[ Read More ]

Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

A Requirement to Great Leadership A common saying is that “there is no emotion in business”. However, emotional intelligence separates average professionals from those with great leadership skills. Business Insider, along with exceptional business professionals, reports that leaders with high emotional intelligence communicate better, create understanding in the workplace, and help achieve common goals. Empathizing with employees and coworkers while maintaining a calm demeanor can help address conflicts before they intensify. [caption id="attachment_926" align="aligncenter" width="362"] Developing leadership skills starts with your emotional...

[ Read More ]

Hiring for an Effective Company Culture

Hiring to Make the Right Culture Many elements contribute to a strong company culture. If hiring and retaining ideal employees was easy, then there would never be turnover or office miscommunications. Hopefully, these tips can help you generate the company culture you seek. Correctly Posting the Job Opening When a job opens, we often copy and paste the job description that has been used year after year, slap it on Indeed.com and move on with your day. Beta Gamma Sigma’s CEO,...

[ Read More ]

Ridgeback Video Marketing Solutions

  • by back2
  • July 23, 2018
  • marketing
  • Comments: ( 0 )

Is your business capitalizing on the benefits of video marketing? If not, then contact us to learn more about [caption id="attachment_885" align="alignright" width="300"] The Power of Video[/caption] Ridgeback's affordable video marketing solutions. Here are some stats that might make you get a better understanding of how powerful video marketing can be. Before reading any text, 60% of site visitors will watch a video if available. (Diode Digital) One minute of video is worth 1.8 million words. (Forrester Research) 56% of consumers believe if a company...

[ Read More ]

Great Manufacturing / Supply Chain Leader

  • by back2
  • July 3, 2018
  • consulting
  • Comments: ( 0 )

Can you or someone you know use a proven supply chain leader to help improve your organization? West Point Graduate - Grew his own start-up to a multi-million dollar organization - #IT #SupplyChain #ExIBM Please contact us if you know of an organization that would benefit from a leader with 20+ years of experience in the manufacturing and supply chain verticals. This proven leader is PMP Certified in addition to being a Lean Six Sigma Master BlackBelt. He has a...

[ Read More ]

Part Time Executives

  • by back2
  • February 27, 2018
  • consulting
  • Comments: ( 0 )

After I first retired from the Marine Corps, I was the President of a small business services holding company and badly needed a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The pace of the company was fast as we oversaw the operations of four small businesses and one public charity.  We had a solid bookkeeper but she didn't have anywhere the background we needed from a CFO. So, with this in mind, the search began and as we identified the requirements, we saw...

[ Read More ]

The E-Myth – Why Most Small Businesses Fail

  • by back2
  • January 27, 2018
  • consulting
  • Comments: ( 0 )

The E-Myth - Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It The first book I read when I retired from the Marine Corps was the E-Myth. It's a classic book which details both issues and solutions for a small business to follow. The book focuses on the reasons why most entrepreneurial ventures fail and the best practices to avoid such failure.  Below is a review I found online at squeezedbooks.com and figured I'd forward the review...

[ Read More ]

Leadership Development Conferences for 2018

  • by back2
  • January 10, 2018
  • Leadership
  • Comments: ( 0 )

What's your organization doing to help improve its leadership development for both current and future leaders?  Maybe a good first step is to attend a good leadership conference.  Here are a few to look at The Center for Creative Leadership periodically hosts or co-sponsors conferences and events designed to spark new thinking about leadership and offer opportunities to network and engage with other thought-leaders. CCL also provides speakers to key events in the leadership development field. To learn more about Ridgeback Management Services...

[ Read More ]

Leadership Development

  • by back2
  • February 22, 2017
  • Leadership
  • Comments: ( 1 )

Leadership Development is Essential I love traveling and picking up copies of Harvard Business Review and INC Magazine to read while flying. HBR provides tremendous case studies of so many topics that business leaders can learn from and INC is great at providing those reads that are a little different. While I love both periodicals, INC seems to be the one that gets my juices flowing with creativity and thinking outside the box. With a subject like Leadership Development ,...

[ Read More ]

Leadership Traits

  • by r2b2
  • December 29, 2016
  • Leadership
  • Comments: ( 1 )

While many don't know the difference between a Manager and a Leader, identifying Leadership Traits is probably a good place to begin identifying what a Leader is. Once one knows what a leader is, they will have an easier time differentiating the difference between the two. The United States Marine Corps is well known for many things and probably at the top of that "Notoriety List" is their ability to lead young men and women through difficult challenges. While some...

[ Read More ]
1 3 4 5 6