Let It Go and Empower

Let It Go and Empower

As a manager or leader, some of the biggest mistakes you can make are not sharing your vision, holding on to control, not letting your team grow as professionals and simply not saying thank you enough.

In this article by Dave Ramsey, he has a list of 4 Ways to Empower Your Team.  It’s a quick read with a solid message:

  1. Share Your Vision
  2. Stop Micromanaging
  3. Enhance Their Skills
  4. Brag on Them

Yes, that’s a short list, but each item has a significant impact. Employees do not feel connected when they don’t know where the company is planning to go, things to do not move forward quickly and time can be wasted when they are not able to make decisions on their own. Your team needs the ability to grow through training and mentoring, and they need to feel appreciated so that they know that you are aware of their efforts.

Start today, pick one task and give your team the ability to make a decision. It will make your employees feel valued and may increase morale in your workplace. So, just just let it go and see what happens. You may be surprised and find that your job just got less stressful!

Have you found yourself in this dilemma?  You have just accepted a new job and have been there for 6 months and you are feeling, let’s say, unsure of your decision…..But you are concerned that if you leave, your resume will be perceived as a “job hopper”.  What do you do?  I think many of us at some time or another in our career have been faced with this decision.  I came across this article that discusses the pros and cons of job hopping and thought it provided a good narrative for both sides of this dilemma.  Enjoy and if you are in this situation, I hope it helps you work thru the situation.


Sales/Account Manager

CC Pace is a mid-sized, DC based staffing and consulting firm with a solid reputation for delivering superior results to our client. For over 30 years, we have built our reputation on an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Our business model provides both staffing resources to augment client project teams and consulting resources to take on full delivery of projects and/or bring specialized knowledge. In addition, we are a recognized thought leader with Lean and Agile development methodologies and provide our clients a full complement of project execution, coaching and training services. Our customers appreciate that we understand their business needs and custom-design solutions to achieve both measurable bottom -line results and significantly improved business processes. We are seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented, Account Manager to join our Staff Augmentation business unit. The position will focus on selling consulting, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement services. Our Account Managers are responsible for developing and executing a sales strategy with new and existing clients, building strong client relationships, and working effectively with the recruiting team to achieve a defined revenue objective.

Job Requirements:
Experience working in a technology consulting/staffing business model
Experience with the sales lifecycle, and a proven track record of delivering mutually beneficial solutions/services.
Demonstrated success of achieving target sales objectives and quotas.
Experience building strategic relationships with clients in an outside sales environment.
Strong customer service skills with the ability to listen and create solutions that address key business challenges.
Experience qualifying opportunities & evaluating proposed candidates.
Ability to manage multiple accounts simultaneously and effectively prioritize requirements with recruiting staff.
Self motivated, with a high sense of integrity, flexibility, focus, and commitment.
Excellent communication, organization and time management skills.
Excellent analytical skills. Creative and effective problem solving skills.
Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.

CC Pace Benefits:
Competitive salary/commission structure (uncapped)
Work life balance
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
401K w/matching
Paid vacation/holidays
Tuition reimbursement and training