NCG, Inc Reviews: 8 Effective Listening & Communication Practices for Success!
Non-verbal communication is just as important as verbal communication. Most people tend to overlook that. NCG, Inc is committed to helping our people develop both personally and professionally. So, we focus a lot of our morning meetings around gaining the skills necessary for people to improve their personal selves which in turn helps someone succeed in a professional setting as well. So, when NCG, Inc found this article about effective listening and communication practices, we couldn’t wait to share it with our people and then pass along the information to you all as well!
NCG, Inc Attends the Smile Event!
Last week, Owner Jolene Foor, was invited to attend 13th annual Smile Event in New York City hosted by Operation Smile. Operation Smile is a charity dedicated to helping provide life changing surgeries to children born with cleft lips and palates. This year they were celebrating the fact that they’ve been able to raise enough money to perform over 220,000 surgeries to date! The Smile Event was hosted by Kate Walsh and Eli Manning!
NCG, Inc Reviews: 5 Reasons Why We NEED Mentors!
NCG, Inc knows that there is always room for improvement or new knowledge to gain. As your business grows and matures, so will your team, and so should you. But, if you’re a leader, you’re probably getting pretty good now at getting your team to grow, providing them with advice and useful tools for their development. But, how do you grow? Growing as a leader is essential to your success and to do that you need to find a mentor.
1. Having already “walked the walk.”
A mentor can provide knowledge based on various business experiences. The best mentors have successfully navigated the same industry as the entrepreneur and can provide insight on the obstacles you’ll face. A solid mentor might not automatically have all the answers, but will know the questions to ask or the direction to guide you. They will try to understand where you’re coming from and that can make all the difference.
2. Offering a sounding board.
By definition, the best mentors are there to help, which means they have no hidden agendas. Once you build up a strong relationship with such a mentor, you have a rare opportunity to freely seek professional advice, without worrying about conflicts of interest or misplaced trust. Additionally, the mentor can be a neutral party and provide candid feedback on your plans or strategies and help you make your decisions with confidence.
3. Offering networks to leverage.
Even if a mentor can’t help you on a certain issue, chances are they’ll know someone who can. This persons networks and resources are probably much more extensive than your own and a mentors referral or introduction carries more weight than a business card at a networking event. Building a strong relationship with a mentor will broaden your network.
4. Providing perspective and vision.
Part of your job as a leader is to focus on the big picture. But, it can be difficult to maintain perspective at a time of stress. A relatively minor setback can seem like an urgent crisis, whereas smaller problems left un-handled can have long-term negative effects on your business. A mentor can help you navigate through both types of circumstances by providing a fresh pair of eyes to evaluate and assess the situation and give you a nudge or two when necessary.
5. Focusing on the person not just the company.
As leaders you have a lot at stake when it comes to your business ventures. Everyone is looking at you to lead and it’s not uncommon to lose yourself as you put the best interest of the company before your own. A mentor can help you take a step back and offer a chance to focus on you as an individual, which is essential for maintaining your sanity and your company’s successful growth.
NCG, Inc is a privately owned marketing company. We specialize in client relations and brand building. Our job is to help the companies that we work with grow and expand through their target markets. For our people, we provide them with the tools and resources necessary to grow within our company and advance into management positions. To learn more about the career opportunities available, please visit our website: www.ncg-corp.com/
Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews Roger Bannister
It’s Only Impossible Until Someone Makes It Possible
Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting for Fairfield County, Connecticut. To learn more about Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. visit our website: www.ncginc.biz
Each week the employees at Northeast Consulting group nominate someone who they feel has been demonstrating exceptional leadership skills and setting the pace in the office. This week, they nominated Khayree Johnson for our Employee Spotlight! Khayree has been with the company for five months and has already shown tremendous growth within our company. He quickly achieved his first promotion and is putting himself on the fast track to management! So, we decided to get to know Khayree a little better!
Khayree was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. After high school, he made the move to Connecticut to pursue a career in carpentry. After a few years working within his trade, Khayree decided to change his career path and started working here at Northeast Consulting Group.
While growing up, Khayree really enjoyed playing sports. He took any opportunity he could to play football or a pickup game of basketball. Khayree is still a big sports fan. His favorite teams are the Los Angeles Lakers for basketball and the Saint Louis Rams for football.
In Khayree’s free time, he enjoys playing basketball, working out, playing video games, and bowling. When it comes to hidden talents, Khayree admits that he sure knows his way around the kitchen! He also loves music and even writes and produces some of his own!
Moving forward, Khayree has set some big goals for himself. He is determined to continue to advance his career with Northeast Consulting Group and reach his promotion to Management within one year of his start date!
Thanks for letting us get to know you a little bit better Khayree! All of us here at Northeast Consulting Group are so proud of you and what you have accomplished in the last few months with our company! We can’t wait to see what else you’ll achieve in 2014!