Rule #59 - Overnight Success

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Rule #59 - Overnight Success

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Rule #58 - Creativity over Credentials

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When it comes to hiring, there are a plethora of highly qualified candidates who apply with degrees from top-notch colleges and have all the paper certification they need to be considered a highly successful candidate. However, a candidate with no impressive credentials and a lack of college education may truly be the more successful candidate at your company. It all comes down to the amount of creativity the applicant possesses. A highly qualified candidate may only have incredible book knowledge, whereas the less certified candidate may be “street smart” and full of brilliant ideas that could be extremely beneficial for your business. Don’t discriminate a candidate based solely on credentials, instead look for a candidate with genuine creativity.

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Rule #57 - Know your Employees

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You may know who your employees are, but do you really know them? One key when it comes to leadership that will increase employee satisfaction and instill within them a motivational drive is to truly get to know your employees personally. It may seem impossible to find the time to spend individually with every employee, but it is crucial to devote a few minutes when you are able in order to provide feedback on each individual’s overall work. It will also assist in comprehending their strengths and weaknesses for the purpose of future project delegation and providing them with extra training if necessary. Doing so will emphasize your deep commitment to coaching and developing your worker’s skills and will in turn cause them increase their trust and commitment to your overall goals.

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Rule #56 - Hiring those who Fought for Us

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Support our vets! In a business perspective, one excellent way to support our veterans who have risked their lives to keep us safe is to hire our service members. Many companies avoid hiring veterans due to assumed negative stereotypes and misinterpreted skills. However, any perceived drawbacks are certainly outweighed by the incredible benefits of hiring veterans.

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Rule #55 - It’s Always Time to Learn

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Successful leaders keep their minds open to new things because they know that no matter how high their level of mastery is, there is always more to learn. If you become an expert in one field, seek out other fields outside your comfort zone where you can apply your expertise. When facing challenges, even ones that you’ve faced many times before, open your eyes, step back and adopt a learner’s approach. Always ask questions and try to find new ways to solve the problem.

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Rule #54 - Keeping Your Vision

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Nearly every company has a vision that provides future goals and an ultimate direction for the business. Unfortunately, not every company follows their vision, and many times lower level employees are not even aware of that essential vision is. A key to a successful business and an implemented vision is to follow that vision throughout every decision and project within the business. Make sure every employee, regardless of position, is aware of that vision and is dedicated to reaching the goals within.

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Rule #53 - Contracts are King

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people speculating over the specifics of a contract without looking at it first. I’m here to save you some time: Read the contract. Guessing what it says is pointless, because whatever is in writing is what you are held to.

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Redmon's Rules - Rule #52: Front End Vs. Back End

Redmon’s Rules: providing weekly rules and tips on leadership, management, business growth and strategy.

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Redmon's Rules - Rule #51: Think Outside the Box

Redmon’s Rules: providing weekly rules and tips on leadership, management, business growth and strategy.

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Redmon's Rules - Rule #50: Mark your Milestones

Redmon’s Rules: providing weekly rules and tips on leadership, management, business growth and strategy.

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