Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Most Important Business Skill

The Power of People Skills

By far the greatest obstacle to success that I see in others is a poor understanding of people. A while back the Wall Street Journal published an article on the reasons that executives fail. At the top of the list was a person’s inability to effectively relate to others.

One day I was talking to someone who was complaining about not winning a business contract that he had bid on. “It wasn’t fair,” he told me. “All the people involved knew each other, and we didn’t have a chance. It’s all politics.” But then what he went on to describe wasn’t politics. It was relationships.

Authors Carole Hyatt and Linda Gottlieb indicate that people who fail on the job commonly cite “office politics” as the reason for their failures, but the reality is that what they call politics is often nothing more than regular interaction with other people.

If you haven’t learned how to get along with people, you will always be fighting a battle to succeed. On the other hand, making people skills a strength will take you farther than any other skill you develop. People like to do business with people they like. Or to put it the way President Theodore Roosevelt did: “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”

Monday, November 12, 2012

Magnetic Consulting Group goes to the game!

It's not all work at Magnetic Consulting Group, the owner recently took several high performers to the Sacramento Kings Blackout game.

The Sacramento Kings played a season opener against the Warriors.  Fans who wore black had a chance to receive special gifts, as the team tried to fill the arena with fans in their colors.

The Kings came close to losing, but managed to pull off a narrow win against the Warriors, 94 to 92.  They had a 16 point lead in the second half, but that lead disappeared in the fourth quarter and it was only the Kings defense that kept the Warriors at bay.

But everyone at Magnetic Consulting had a blast at the game, and went home talking about just how close it really was.

Check out some pictures of Magnetic Consulting Group from the game. 

Smile for the camera!

Check out all of those fans!  It really was a Blackout!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Magnetic Consulting Group has been named one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in the Country.

Magnetic Consulting Group named One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the country
Magnetic Consulting Group has great news! We were recently named one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in the Country for 2012, due in large part to our commitment to our people and to our team.

The competition reviewed the hundreds of companies that participated and judged them based on whether or not they met key human resources initiatives.  The National Association for Business Resources (NABR), which was in charge of the contest, reviewed Magnetic Consulting Group on measures like work-life balance, benefits, community initiatives, compensation, and engagement and retention.

It was an honor to even be nominated, and Magnetic Consulting Group has always been sure to put its people first.  We believe that the reason we routinely beat out the competition is because of our people and their commitment to integrity and professionalism.  And because the quality of life of our employees is important to the quality of work that they provide we are active in making our office the best possible environment for our team.

Magnetic Consulting Group will receive additional recognition at a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ awards symposium and gala and will be recognized in the December 13th online edition of Corp! Magazine.

Check out the full list of National winners here: