My all time favorite MVP (Most Valuable Player) is Michael Jordan. Growing up in a family with basketball athletes made me a fan early on. Michael was exceptionally fun to watch as he poured his heart into the game and made some amazing shots.
In my opinion, Michael Jordan could arguably be the best basketball player in the history of the sport. I'm biased living in Chicago.
The Bulls won six NBA championships between 1991 and 1998 with two 3-Peats (Consecutive Championships) never losing a NBA final series. They are the only team in the history of the NBA to achieve that.
So, what does this have to do with recruiting?
Hiring MVP players on your team requires a vision toward an EVP (Employee Value Proposition). In this example, Phil Jackson, the coach of the Bulls during those historic seasons, brought that EVP vision to life along with the leadership of the Bulls. Phil went on to win 11 championships in his career.
His focus was on the team as noted in his quote, “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” But even more than that, Phil had a brand, a philosophy that he followed and I quote, “Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.” He managed the talent with direction, focus and an aim for them to be more together than the individual parts, and they were all in.
In the competitive market of today, an organization must set themselves apart from the competition and the EVP does just that. The term “employee value proposition” puts the burden on the company to develop a proposition of value to the top talent it needs to hire and retain.
The EVP should be represent the culture and why someone would want to work at your company, putting forth their best work and stay? It is targeted to a specific market of talent the company wants to hire and keep but never is it a generic message.
So how much time and thought have you put into the vision for your next hire?
At Talent Conscious, our success has revolved around creating the Talent Strategy and the EVP. We ask some challenging questions to better understand what drives your organization.
We look to the employees to find out what they want, what keeps them happy and why they choose to show up everyday and deliver 110% results, just like an MVP.
So who will be your next hire and will they deliver like a MVP? The future of the company depends on it.
Leave a comment to share your feedback or schedule a call to learn more at www.talentconscious.com/contact.html.
In this fast-paced environment, it is easy to get caught up in mindless activities that are not adding value to you or your life. While you may not even be aware or conscious to this way of living, just check in with your friends or family and get their opinion of how present you are in daily interactions. What about at work, are you engaged in creating new ideas or racing to get out the door feeling unsatisfied while your to-do list piles up every day? The scenario I am speaking of is barely surviving.
When our life becomes one giant REPEAT button, we have stopped truly engaging in life affirming activities. You may ask yourself, how did I get here…. and have no clue because you stopped paying attention a while back. Over time, a slow or maybe fast dissatisfaction will begin to pull on you, whispering in your ear that something is not quite right. Now what???
You are not alone. Stress is all around us, circling our bodies. We are in a constant fight or flight response while we try to numb our way back to calm. We have learned to live with stress and it is causing a negative impact on our body, mind and emotional response leading to chronic conditions, increased healthcare costs, lost time at work and many unproductive days.
While I do not have any easy fix, I can suggest a new perspective, called Mindfulness. The Cambridge Dictionary defines mindfulness as “The practice of being aware of your body, mind, and feelings in the present moment, to create a feeling of calm." Mindfulness is about observing yourself without criticism while being compassionate with yourself.
In my one-hour program, I explore a Mindfulness Meditation technique to:
I am bringing this program to corporations with the intention of positively impacting culture, employee engagement and overall productivity through a lunch and learn setting. Leave a comment or schedule a call to learn more at 630-408-1041.
Music Moment: Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads.
Categories: Mindfulness, Meditation, Managing Stress
Christine Bedalow is a resourceful Human Resource Executive with a broad range of knowledge in Talent Acquisition, Immigration, Global Mobility, Sales, Financial Analysis, HR policy, Expatriate programs and Mindfulness.