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Robin Trehan has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Public Administration, a Master’s degree in International Business Finance and Marketing from ENPC School of International Management (France) and a Master’s degree in Electronic Commerce/Systems (E-business) from Grenoble Ecole De Management... More
  • Matching Employees with Key Strengths- Robin TrehaMatching Employees with Key Strengths- Robin Trehan

    In many companies you will find employees who do not enjoy what they are doing or are not good at what they do.  More often than not, this isn’t because these employees are lazy or lacking in intelligence.  Not at all.  Indeed all people have a special talent inside them that they can perform better than others.

    Usually this is because the managers of an organization did not take the time to see which employees work best and which departments and help their staff find their individual strengths and talents. When an employee isn’t working out in his or her current position, management’s solution is usually just to simply replace the individual.  This is how great talent can be lost.  Just because an employee is not working out in their current position does not mean they cannot increase your company’s productivity significantly when they are moved to a position that plays more to their strengths and talents.

    It has been said that everybody has a talent that they can do better than 10,000 other people.  Think about that.  We all possess some sort of natural ability that we can do better than 10,000 other people.  Imagine that you were able to fill every position in your company with the person who can do that job better than 10,000 other people.  Imagine how strong your company would be!  This could be the difference between a good and a great company.

    Stop letting some of your best talent get away from you and also start improving the performance of your company by asking yourself, is this employee in the position that will best cater to their strengths and talents?  What is it that they seem to do better than everything else?  What do they seem to be passionate about?  How can I move this employee that will enable them to increase their productivity?

    The benefits to this are countless.  You are increasing the productivity of your firm, the profitability of your firm, and most importantly, you are improving the morale of your firm dramatically which will pay the ultimate dividend in the long term.

    Robin Trehan, BA. MIB, MBA

    May 24 8:33 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Failure Teaches Us More Than Success- Robin Trehan
    We often learn some of our most valuable lessons and get our most valuable experiences in life from failure.  Many would think that it is your successes that count most.  However, while your successes are certainly important, it is our trials and failures in life that hone our instincts, give us the tenacity to carry on, and teach us about valuable qualities such as persistence.

    It was said that Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before finally successfully inventing the incandescent lightbulb.  Now, any average person would have given up on such a feat long before they had failed 10,000 times.  Most people would not have had the perseverence and the tenacity to carry on even on the darkest of days.  But Thomas Edison had persistence.  Persistence is often the difference between why one person fails at a task and another person succeeds! Many people succeed not because they are smarter than everybody else, not because they are richer than everybody else, and certainly not because they have some sort of magical ability.  Often times, these people have succeeded simply because they outlasted all of the competition!

    You have to realize that there is nothing wrong with failing.  Failing will teach you more about life than succeeding.  It is from failure that you will learn exactly not how to do something.  Evaluated failures are our best teachers in life.  You must learn to evaluate an unsuccessful experience, determine what you may have done wrong or could do better next time, decide to implement that and then move on.  Through the last part of this process, we are also suggesting that you not spend so much time concentrating on your past failures that you let it prohibit you from moving forward and trying again.

    Analyzing your past experiences to figure out what they can teach you is one of the best ways you can learn in life.  This is called learning from experience.  Try to also not only learn from your own experiences but to learn from the experiences of others.  Learn from their mistakes in order to prevent from making them yourself.

    Just remember that in regards to failure, it is not how many times you fall down in life but rather how many times you get back up.

    Robin Trehan B.A, MIB, MBA ebusiness

    May 24 8:32 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Leaders: Love Your Followers-Robin Trehan
    It cannot be stressed enough that one of the major keys to influencing people and motivating people is loving them.  As leaders, showing an employee that you care about them is a very powerful tool.

    Naturally, people want to work for people who they perceive care about them.  Employees that are felt cared for and loved by their bosses tend to be more productive than employees who don’t.  Showing your followers that you care gives them a reason to come to work in the morning besides for financial reasons.  It boosts morale and it makes people feel like a million bucks.  Charles Schwab once said, “I have yet to find the person, however great or exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than he would ever do under a spirit of criticism”.

    Furthermore, it is not enough to love your followers.  No. Love is an actionary term.  You have to show your employees that you love them.  How do you do this?  Charles Schwab once said one of his keys to leadership is, “I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.”  Showing appreciation for your employees and what they do everyday is what keeps them going when it’s crunch time and the deadline is around the corner.  Appreciation and praise is what pushes them onward and upward to reach their full potential in life and reach the highest peaks of their career.

    It’s about much more than motivating employees with a pay check.  One of the number one desires among human beings is the desire to be great and to feel important.  You, as a leader, have the power to provide that to your followers.  Imagine you are able to give that to them.  Can you imagine how grateful they are going to be in return?  Imagine how much harder they are going to work and how much more effort they are going to put in each day?  How would you feel if somebody gave you that same satisfaction?  Your followers are no different.

    So, today find something to praise your employees for.  Find something to make each and every individual feel like a million bucks and show them that you care.

    Robin Trehan B.A, MIB, MBA
    May 24 8:31 PM | Link | Comment!
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