Initiative Makes the Difference - Episode 35 with Andy Minoie

March 2, 2020

In this podcast I visit with Andy Minoie about what qualities to look for when trying to find good employees who may also be good future managers.

Finding the Right Employees (Who May Be Good Future Managers)

I.  Showing Initiative

       A. Do they look around for what needs to be done and do it without being asked?

       B.  Do they understand your suppliers/vendors/ customers point of view?

       C.  Do they look at issues from different sides and another's point of view to help resolve issues?

II.  The Hiring Process
        A.  Is the applicant composed?

        B.  Watch their body language

        C.  Is the applicant a good speaker--  or is this perhaps not a strong suit of theirs?  If so, can it be enhanced?
        D.  Do their answers reflect teamwork?

        E.  What thought processes do their answers reflect?

        F.  What type of employee would they be?

              1.  Just clock in / clock out or would they go above and beyond?

              2.  Leader/ Manager potential?

              3.  Can they be developed?


III.  A Leaders Role

         A.  Hire people who are future leaders

         B.  Teach employees to work to the next level

         C.  Encourage employees to find their replacement as well as good teammates

         D.  Future leaders should not be chosen just by seniority

         E.  They should be good with people

         F.  They should give evidence that they are good at teamwork and would be good teammates

         G.  Do they have a mindset to work to find and train their own replacement?

         H.  Are they down to earth and won't lose their roots?

         I.  Being humble is a great asset

 Our job as leaders is to hire people who are the future leaders


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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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