Leadership Development: How to Promote and Grow Your Management Team

According to several independent studies, 80% of leadership positions have no formal training at all. If you run a mid-sized business and promote your management team internally (as the majority of the organizations out there), you likely fall into the majority of the businesses that grow organically. Management, along with leadership, is often taught “on the job”—without an MBA degree or background in economics to help you move forward. Leadership training can help people. Your staff will become more aware of their weaknesses and strengths. Communication skills—along with other critical soft skills for leaders—are improved by learning to clearly express… Continue Reading

20 Actionable Ways to Retain Top Talent

How do you retain top talent? Retention rates are going down for most companies around the globe, especially with COVID-19 negatively affecting the workforce and with remote work opportunities.  It has now become more challenging to retain top talent.  The Information Technology (IT) industry itself and the digital world is making it look more competitive because people can work remotely and take advantage of great compensation packages. Most great hires out there are already employed for an obvious reason. Now, companies are the ones chasing after top talent and the sooner you adapt to the new hiring paradigms, the better… Continue Reading

Developing Discipline: 8 Integral Traits and Tips for Practical Application

This is the guide to developing discipline, including both the essentials and the tactics to make it a habit either personally or professionally.  So, why is discipline important?  The semantics around how to become disciplined have been fairly controversial especially when we account for the fact that disciplining team members is using the same verb. The truth is that discipline is merely sticking to an established process, following protocols, and adhering to requirements.  And even the most easy-going startups, or the companies with fun Google-like playgrounds, still require a certain amount of discipline because every business goes through ups and… Continue Reading

How to Manage Difficult People in Your Team

One of the biggest problems new managers face is juggling team management with other responsibilities. According to an analysis by the Center for Creative Leadership, about 68% of new managers struggle with this problem. In team management, managers mainly deal with difficult people and challenges involving underperformers, skills mismatch, slackers, and workplace conflicts. Although workplace conflicts resulting in confrontations are quite common in most companies, not all managers are adequately trained in handling such problems. This is particularly true for the 60% of new managers who have claimed that they never received any form of training in transitioning into their… Continue Reading

How to Assemble a High-Performing Team

Having spent my last 11 years growing an agency, one of the factors we squeeze and optimize most frequently is performance. Agencies are a weird beast that gets scrutinized all the time. Why? Enterprises are large and monolith enough to employ an endless set of processes going through multiple layers across a number of departments across the organization, taking forever to executeProduct businesses don't face deadlines in the same way an agency does. Roadmaps are more easy-going, distractions are fewer, people work on a single product at a time (continuously)Support/maintenance firms get interrupted frequently, but established processes in place ensure… Continue Reading

How Do You Effectively Plan Your Company’s Internal Training Programs

What is the purpose of internal training programs?  Plenty of internal training programs for employees are designed for bringing revenue to the business.  One of my biggest fears is that our team would become complacent. Chilling in their comfort zone. The sole reason I started DevriX was the opportunity to tackle complex enterprise-grade projects from different angles. That's how we started our marketing team and became a HubSpot agency partner. This evolved in a different vertical dealing with programmatic advertising and several other areas of proficiency. And I refer to myself as a "learnaholic". I study weekly, take on exciting,… Continue Reading

7 Useful Tactics To Establish A Solid Team

Every business owner or manager dreams of having the perfect team. But since there isn’t such a thing, settle for the next best — a team you’ve created and carefully trained. So, how do you establish a solid team? Hiring the best people does not necessarily and automatically equate to having the best team. Like cogs in a well-oiled machine, you don’t need to find the perfect employees, just the ones that can fit in perfectly into your team. More importantly, after hiring the ones you wanted, you need to have the ability to keep them. Here are practical  tips… Continue Reading