December 2

Succession Planning: What it takes to get the most out of employees.

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Hey, this is Meridith Elliott Powell. And this week I want to talk about what it takes to get the most out of employees. Do you realize that 67% of discipline issues with employees, the issues you have where you feel they’re not doing what’s expected of them. Come because people don’t understand what’s expected of them. Now, I know you say we give everybody a job description, but here’s the problem with the job description. What is the last line on a job description? That’s right. The last line on a job description is and anything else we ask you to do. See, job descriptions are big. They include everything we want you to do. The problem is that when an employee comes to work, there’s no way they can get everything done on their job description. You can’t get everything done on your job description. So every day you choose what you feel is most important or most likely, you choose what you like to do. If you want your employees to be more effective, if you want them to be more successful, then you need to let them know what  the three to five priorities are in order for them, for their team and for your company to be successful. So if you want to make people more effective and realize people want to be successful, let go of the job description. Meet with them on a regular basis. Let them know what the three to five priorities are. And then ask about those priorities all the time. You’re going to get focus, you are going to get momentum and you’re going to get a team that is going to perform. All right. We’ll see you next week with another tip. And together we’re going to thrive. We’re going to turn all of this uncertainty into your greatest competitive advantage.

Meridith Elliott Powell


Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, highly engaging corporate motivational keynote speaker Meridith Elliott Powell delivers a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. Meridith’s presentations are full of powerful content, highly interactive, and fun. She helps her clients learn the leadership development, sales and business growth strategies to turn uncertainty to competitive advantage.

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