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Mar 5, 2021

Eric Harkins is the President and Founder of  GKG Search & Consulting, a Minneapolis-based consulting firm that helps organizations get talent, keep talent, and grow talent. He is the author of the new book, Great Leaders Make Sure Monday Morning Doesn’t Suck!

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] Great culture starts from the top!

[2:45] A little bit about Eric and what he does for his clients.

[4:25] Eric considers himself pretty lucky that he got to work with some bad leaders!

[5:30] Never let A players work with C players. What does Eric mean by that?

[6:45] Eric always asks leaders: How do you create a culture that high-performers want to be a part of?

[9:55] You can change culture by focusing on changing Monday.

[11:05] You have to let your low-performing key players go. It’s a hard pill to swallow.

[13:55] How do you create a culture of high-performers?

[17:55] We are in a highly competitive world, which means there’s a lot more pressure to perform as a leader.

[21:45] Being a manager is one of the best jobs you can have in your career… when you are working with highly motivated and top-tier people.

[25:35] Notice your words: do you often use “we,” as in we the company or “they,” as in they the bosses.

[29:55] Eric gives you a different perspective on how you should be looking at turnover.

[33:15] One of Eric’s clients realized that half of their leaders wouldn’t fit into their long-term solution model.

[36:05] Your highest performing person might not make for a good leader!

[38:55] Leadership really isn’t that hard. We as people just like to make it harder than it needs to be.

 

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Email Todd: Todd@Dynastylc.com

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Great Leaders Make Sure Monday Morning Doesn’t Suck: A guide to building great workplace culture, by Eric Harkins

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