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Hiring is more challenging than most people realize. Effective hiring begins with a pre-hiring process that provides clarity about whom you need to hire, what training, skills, etc. must that person have, and what steps must be taken before you attempt to find him or her. Most employers don’t have a thorough process to hire effectively. Make sure you have a solid process.
A solid onboarding process can prevent a ton of frustration, increase your new hire’s effectiveness right out of the gate, and return an immediate ROI to the company. Because of poor onboarding, most employees fumble around for 6-18 months before they truly understand what they need to do to be successful in their job. Don’t let that be true in your company.
Most employees view that once they have hired someone their work is done. In reality, your work has just begun. Employees don’t develop themselves. They need guidance, encouragement, and accountability to reach their potential. If you want to see your employees grow to their full potential, you must develop them. Otherwise, they will settle in and flatline into a mediocre worker. Don’t assume your employees will grow. Make sure of it.
Retention does not occur accidentally. People do not usually leave because of money. They leave because of poor management. To stay with your company, employees need to feel valued, appreciated, and perceive opportunities for growth. If you want to retain employees, you must create a sticky culture where people do not even entertain leaving your company.
One of the big challenges in leading is handling overwhelming situations. To be blunt, it feels like there is so much coming at you that you don’t even know where to start. Every leader has experience... ...more
leadership ,management &productivity
August 02, 2023•4 min read
Have you stopped growing as a leader? If so, read below to discover 5 recommendations for continued growth. Don’t try to implement each of these recommendations all at once. Just choose 1 and impleme... ...more
leadership ,development &productivity
July 14, 2023•5 min read
Dave is a calm and thoughtful leader. His focus on Pastoral Leadership is ideally suited to his skills and life experience. Dave helps pastoral leaders develop and implement a church growth system that reaches and impacts their communities. If your vision for your Church is getting fuzzy or you are challenged with not just retaining but inspiring and growing an active congregation reach out to Dave at Penn Coaching and Consulting.
Dave has been consulting with me for about half a year and helps me stay focused on what's important for YouMap LLC to scale and grow. The YouMap® Coaches and Facilitators love his quick start coaching process and everyone finds his insight to be extremely beneficial. He is a trusted partner and a blessing.
Dave is one of those people who, upon meeting him for the first time, you feel like you've known for years. Easy to talk with, he takes a non-judgmental approach to helping business owners become more successful and have more fun.
As a member of one of the Mastermind Groups I run, Dave has always applied his knowledge, experience and imagination to helping others solve their biggest challenges. I am so pleased to know him and recommend him highly.
I had the pleasure of working with Dave on an executive team for a couple of years. His ability to identify the "big rocks" in a situation, fashion the best "next steps" and marshal the efforts of a team to execute are the best I have seen. Dave is a gifted executive coach who makes his clients more productive, helps them stay focused on their highest priority tasks and probably most importantly, gives them a good sounding board for the important decisions they must make. There is no one I could recommend more heartily than David Pennington.
I have known Dave for several years. It has been an honor to know him and engage with him at his best. Dave is a heartfelt salt of the earth man of integrity, which belie his talents. Dave is super focused, organized and effective in decision making, problem solving and team building. His approach as an executive coach is open door, empathetic, yet firm and strong. Dave is able to build teams after on target analysis of challenge areas. His wide range of knowledge spans to all levels of management and his effectiveness knows no bounds.
Dr. David Pennington provided insightful, strategic business coaching that enabled my commercial firm to grow from 1 to 13 brokers and expand from 1 to 4 different geographical locations. He assisted with hiring & developing brokers, putting processes in place to manage and grow my firm. He is wise, encouraging, and a good personal friend. If you want someone who will help you grow as a leader, you cannot do better than hiring him!
Doc Dave has been a very positive influence by challenging me to become more focused and thereby more effective. He showed me effective ways to prioritize. His "spin less plates and spin the remainder well" approach for me has been just what I needed. I am thankful Dave is now offering himself full time as a coach mentor. I am sure he will help many folks from many walks of life as he did me.
He is an excellent instructional leader who remains cool in a crisis, and responds well with clients and employees alike. David is a diverse individual who will be successful on whatever path he chooses to work within. He is a team player and mentors others well too.