What Do You Need To Change To Be More Successful?

WHAT I DO: I help credit union executives, small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve professional growth, career advancement, increased earnings and work-life balancer by providing a customized developmental process based upon their unique needs.

WHO I WORK WITH: I partner with executives, business owners and senior-level managers including:

• Credit Unions
• CPA firms
• Auto Repair
• Publishing
• Hospital CEO’s.
• Chambers of Commerce
• Non-profits

WHY IT WORKS: When you partner with me, you get the most efficient, effective and affordable executive coaching and strategic planning processes that leaders like you are looking for right now.

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT? I have run a business and faced many of the challenges you now face. I was for 29 years a credit union CEO, and prior to that in in consumer finance. I am a Vietnam Vet. My knowledge has been acquired over a long haul. I do not offer cookie-cutter solutions. In fact, I do not even suggest a solution until I understand you, your organization and your needs. No prescriptions without a diagnosis.

HOW IT WORKS: We begin by talking by telephone about your organization, your vision, and what does success look like. I start with a blank page and simply listen. I request 30-minutes initially, and then schedule a follow-up call to share what I feel is the best solution for you.

READY TO TALK? Reach out to me here on LinkedIn, e-mail me at tom@kesgroupllc.com, visit online at www.kesgroupllc.com or call me direct at 941-650-9027.
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3 Essential Tools for Building the Team You Need

Team Leader

Building a dream team is on the list of every manager and employer in the workforce. But it takes a lot to create a team that is compatible with their jobs and with each other. Here are 3 tips that will help you build the team that you need.

Training Materials

Training new candidates is a daunting task if you don't know what you are doing. That is why training materials are such an invaluable tool when it comes to training new hires. These tools act as a guide to walk the trainer through everything the trainee needs to know in case the trainer doesn't remember their own training. Training materials that are useful are PowerPoint slide shows, books, and a user's manual. It could also include team building events and one-on-one time with the managers of the company. Use these helpful tools and you will be on your way to successful training.

Candidate Profiles

Candidate profiles are essential to understanding the backgrounds of each potential hire. To build a compatible team, you need to be able to match candidates with other candidates that share the same characteristics. Your candidate profile should include desired traits, with careful consideration given to the level of importance those traits carry for the job. Things to include in each profile are work backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses, what they believe their job entails, and basic personal information. The important thing to remember when reviewing candidate profiles is to be realistic. No candidate is going to exhibit perfect traits across the board. They may be strong in one area, yet weak in another. The beauty of creating a team is that each person will balance the other out if you choose right.

Job Specifications

The last tip to creating the best team you can is to make sure your team players know their jobs and know them well. There is always room for people to move around from job to job to help out. But having solid team members that know how to perform well in their job description will save you a big headache. Not only will this help run your company smoothly, but the strongest team members will be able to help train newcomers. If a team member is having trouble understanding and completing their job, then you may need to reconsider their place on the team. Companies cannot afford a weak link, so make sure your candidates know this before you hire them.

There is nothing like a weak team that brings a company down. Hiring good candidates for your team is the start of building a great team. Make sure to utilize training materials, profile your candidates, and make each team member aware of their exact job description for the best team possible.

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Saturday, 25 May 2019


“As a Senior Executive in the Credit Union industry - I have personally experienced along with my staff - what Tom brings to the table as a Coach. Tom is uniquely qualified from his experiences as CEO and President of a Credit Union and brings not only that experience but has a special way of identifying unique qualities that we all have but sometimes have not fully realized and utilized in the work place and in our personal lives. Tom delivers in such a way that exhibits high integrity and a genuine concern for his clients -- I strongly recommend Tom for your organization if you are looking for ways to inspire and motivate your staff to reach to the next level.”…Tim Smith

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