The McKinney Blog

One Mistake Country Managers Should Avoid To Be Successful

By Steven B. McKinney

How To Lead Change Effectively in 4 Steps

Leading a multinational organization in South Korea or any country outside your home country poses unique obstacles. But, you are not alone as many expat country managers share the same challenges. To be successful on a foreign assignment leaders should avoid making these three mistakes, Resisting Change, Not Communicating Effectively, and Not Understanding Cross-cultural Differences.

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Job Security How Do I Get It?

By Steven B. McKinney, President

How To Manage Your Career in 8 Steps

Job security everyone wants, but few do anything about achieving it. Perhaps it is because the first step is the hardest step. Following a pattern or proven strategy can be helpful in getting that first movement towards an objective. Start here and discover the eight steps that will help you manage your career and gain the job security that you desire. 

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Selecting Superior Employees

4 Valuable Things to Focus on. Superstars: Fact or Fiction.

I always like the 80/20 rule. Pareto Principle eighty percent of the work is done by twenty percent of the people. That’s fine, but how do we identify and take care of the twenty percent? How do we be sure we are hiring one of them? In this article we will try to answer the first question of how do we identify these superior employees and we’ll address taking care of them in a later article.

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Who needs a business coach? You do.

When struggling to reach higher, we can all use some extra help.

There are really three roles, three types of helping hands we come across in our lives as we endeavor to learn and grow - the teacher, the mentor, and the coach. At schools we’re given teachers. At companies we’re often offered mentors. Those in sports seek the guidance of coaches. What is the difference between these three people, and which one do we need? The truth is, every person needs all three. 

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