Great Managers Define Talent

Great Managers Define Talent

How Great Managers Define Talent

Normally we associate talent only with celebrated excellence with a strong emphasis on the word. Great managers disagree with this definition of talent. It is too narrow, too specialized. Instead, they define a talent as “a recurring pattern of thought, feeling or behavior that can be productively applied.”

The emphasis here is on the word “recurring.” Your talents, they say, are the behaviors you find yourself doing often. You have a mental filter that sifts through your world, forcing you to pay attention to some stimuli, while others slip past you, unnoticed. Your instinctive ability to remember names, rather than just faces, is a talent. Your need to alphabetize your spice rack and color code your wardrobe is a talent. So is your love of crossword puzzles, or your fascination with risk, or your impatience. Any recurring patterns of behavior that can be productively applied are talents. The key to excellent performance, of course, is finding the match between your talents and your role.

This definition of talent is deceptively neutral, almost bland. Nevertheless, it guides great managers toward a momentous discovery: Every role, performed at excellence, requires talent, because every role, performed at excellence, requires certain recurring patterns of thought, feeling or behavior. This means that great nurses have talent. So do great truck drivers and great teachers, great housekeepers and great flight attendants.

Successful talent management requires a sustained, three-pronged effort to recruit, engage and retain the best talent available. To succeed, a company needs strong, supportive leaders and a caring, innovative culture.

Competitive advantage and business results depend more than ever on recruiting, engaging and retaining the best talent.

“Regardless of the role and regardless of whether the excellence is celebrated or anonymous, great managers know that excellence is impossible without talent” said the president of Grupo Denim Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal.

How to improve your marketing ads


How to improve your marketing ads, great ideas

Al businesses that want to be more known have to use the advertisement methods, as this is a very important marketing strategy to reach more public. We see and hear ads of different companies everyday by radio, television and the social network, but how to improve them in order to be better? Well, we will tell you now. 

“It is important to be known as much as possible, but one of the best publicity that a company can have is to have customers happy and satisfied with the products you provide them, in Grupo Denim, we make sure to meet their requests so they can feel this company as a reliable one that will always work to meet their needs”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim. 

If your company is into ads and you want to find out a way to improve them, here it is what you have to do: 

Give them a personal touch, it is better to center your ads in the consumers, and in order to accomplish this, you will need to make a real research and monitor your customer’s needs in order to get to them in a personal way instead of making an ad for everyone willing to hear you out.

Your ads must be relevant as well, if you are able to make it interesting, your customers will take the time to read what you are offering, if you are not able to catch their sight immediately, your ad will not be of much help.

Make sure your customers relate your products with your ads, remember that the emotions are important too, so make sure your marketing department is working to find out how your customers can be emotionally related to your company. 

“It is important to have a close relationship with the customers, to be supportive, listen to their concerns, improve daily to offer them better products, that will work better than many ads if you do it right”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.


Ways To Improve Your Customer Service

Customer Service

4 Practical Ways To Improve Your Customer Service 

Businesses are evolving their approach because they recognize that a more mobile, connected consumer expects a more personalized, relevant experience. Companies know they have to engage and empower their staff to meet new consumer expectations. 


At its core, productivity is about making the most of your resources. Every company has opportunities that can be leveraged. For example, businesses that generate customer data can use the information to personalize the customer experience. Companies that have customers who opt in to company communications have a great opportunity to make contact and form a connection. 


Today’s consumers are used to two way conversations rather than top down communication. If they’ve reached your agent via an automated phone menu or web form that required them to provide information such as their name and account number, they don’t want to have to repeat that. 


Everyone likes to have choices, and accommodating even small preferences can go a long way toward creating greater customer and employee satisfaction. For example, when building a loyalty program, give customers options even something as simple as a choice of touch tones. Give employees an array of options to personalize calls to action. Empower them to reach out to customers by providing a thank-you note or sending a small gift. When you give employees and customers choices, both groups will feel that they are empowered to make the selections that are right for their unique needs.


Just as in ordinary non business communication, customers should be greeted by name. Customers pay closer attention when employees know their history with the company and understand their needs. To engage employees and incentivize them to properly engage customers, consider setting up a friendly competition, such as a contest to see which agent can gain the most opt ins to a loyalty program or collect the most employee contact information. Set up a leaderboard so staff can monitor progress.

“Businesses can give customers and employees alike more choices and maximize engagement across both groups. In this way, companies can deliver world class customer service to next generation consumers” commented Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Customized Jeans, the new innovation

Customized jeans

Customized jeans, a new model business

There’s a new way of doing business on the denim jeans world. This new model is named Customized jeans, where you can pick your preferences on the internet website and your new denim jean will arrive to your home 3 weeks later.

As of today, there are just a few companies that are offering this new idea of satisfying a single person needs through an online market. Each customer could choose the size, color, style, trims, destructions, pockets, wording etc. The client could pay the jeans by using a credit card or COD (cash on delivery).

This model business does not require an investment plan since most of the companies that are doing this are manufacturing companies that already have all the required machinery, this is new way for them to get rid of keeping inventory of jeans that might not be sold in the future.

The production plans are based on the client’s demand, that is to say, the production plan per week or per month is generated by each order that a client request on line, that purchase order gets reflected on the customer service system. Also, an innovated option from this system is that the clients place a work order and this is automatically generated to the design area as a PO: Production order.

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, a manufacturing company from Mexico, thinks that this new model is a great idea and a great solution to avoid high inventory levels. “ The economy is changing like I’ve said before, this new way of doing business is very profitable because there’s no need of a huge investment to execute, the production costs are similar to the actual system and the only risk that I see is that at least in Mexico, not so much people have inter access and since this is a new product, the price will be kind of expensive at the very beginning”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Closer Collaboration with Suppliers

closer suppliers

Benefits of Closer Collaboration with Suppliers

Delivering benefits from closer collaboration between suppliers and customers can not only strengthen the links between them so that the relationship between the supplier and the customer is one of mutual trust, but it can also deliver tangible benefits of efficiency.

Here’s our top benefits for closer supplier collaboration.

Best Practice Shared: Collaboration results in best practice being shared throughout the supply chain. All those within the supply chain are aware of what is required. There is a real understanding of what the goods supplied will be used for and what causes problems within the supply chain.

Fewer defects: The sharing of best practice also results in improvements being made on a continuous basis, thereby reducing the instances of waste or poor value. 

Improved communication: Communication is a direct result of closer collaboration with suppliers. For them to be aware of the requirements that the customer has, there has to be communication.

Suppliers get to have a voice: The collaborative approach requires communication to be two way, with suppliers being able to report any problems to the customer and hopefully they can then work together to ensure that these are eliminated.

Continuity of supply: The process of managing supply chain risk improved because the supplier is able to plan effectively for the future.

Improved stability: Stability within the supply chain cannot be overestimated. Any supply chain that is unstable will have stock outs, will have an inability to meet sudden peaks in demand and ultimately will not provide a good service to the customer.

Flexibility: The closer the collaboration between suppliers and customers ensures that the supply chain can meet any peaks or troughs in demand. 

Reduction in costs: The reduction of defects and the time saved within the supply chain means that the supplier is able to lower the costs of goods supplied, which is a benefit to the customer but also helps the supplier to keep afloat and stay competitive.

A mutually beneficial relationship: Whereas in the past, the relationship was between supplier and customer was adversarial and the supplier was often seen as being wholly dispensable.

An optimistic future: The final benefit of closer collaboration with suppliers has to be the potential for expansion and new opportunities that are presented when the supplier and the customer find that working collaboratively makes them a very strong team.

“Companies that collaborate effectively across the supply chain have enjoyed dramatic reductions in inventories and costs, together with improvements in speed, service levels, and customer satisfaction” added Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

How to trust in ourselves

trust ourselvesHow to trust in ourselves, always

Trust- To rely on the actions of another person or something.

Learning how to trust

  1. – Persons that are successful are usually persons that believe on themselves, persons that value their talent and not what the people think about them.
  • These persons don’t believe they are better than the others because that’s arrogance.
  • They keep a balance between their strengths and weaknesses.
  1. – Why do we lose the trust?
  • Because there are a lot of reasons but most of the time because of a loss
  • Job
  • Loved one
  • Friendship
  • Money problems

Because we also are kind of weak on our self esteem. This is caused we still believe that bad things should not happen to good people, that these are awards or punishments ; therefore, if the result is not good is because I’m not good enough, and we didn’t deserve what we wanted.

  1. – To lose a beloved one

When we lose a beloved one, a part of us dies too. It’s been said that a part of your heart stops working and then we stop to care about us. This is translated to we stop to think and plan our goals, postpone our dreams, cancel plans and to have fun.

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal as a successful businessman explained that we all face all kind of problems at some point in our life but we need to keep on going on. “All the people can let us down or abandoned us, but the biggest betrayal would be to abandon ourselves. We deserve what we have and we have all the power to continue fighting for our dreams; therefore, we cannot give us permission to not trust in ourselves , said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.


Leadership Language

Leadership Language

Leadership Language: Why Your Word Choices Matter

Common wisdom about leadership often favors “leading by example,” so you might not think too much about the way your team interprets what you say. But the truth is, the words and phrases you use can have a very real impact on your team’s morale and productivity.

It’s through our words that we communicate our intentions. They are the main tools that we have for sharing our vision with our teams.

Every employee is different and therefore will respond best to different types of motivational language. It’s important to plan your words and phrases to ensure that you connect with your employees in a meaningful way.

The most impactful leaders are the ones who think about how they will energize their people, they know what makes their people feel confident and likewise what drains their energy. Rather than talking about plans or tactical objectives, they are able to link their employees’ current circumstances with some kind of opportunity or outcome that they will care about.

Look your colleagues in the eye and ask them how they are, really listen to the answers, and tell them regularly what you are grateful for in their work and why.

To this end, it’s helpful to include employees in the ongoing conversation about the company’s mission, and how their work aligns with it, so check in on progress through a regularly scheduled, preferably face-to-face meeting, to align on progress and build trust, iIf you’re doing that at appropriate intervals, you’ll have the confidence that the right things are being worked on, that issues are addressed before they become problems.

“Using encouraging but knowledgeable language helps to implement objectives and key results at all levels in our organization” added the president of Grupo Denim Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Part-time businesses


Ideas to start your own part-time business 

Some people dreams of starting their own business but their daily jobs would not let them do it or they do not want to risk quitting their job for something uncertain; however, there is a solution, there are part-time businesses that can help them start on the entrepreneur world. 

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim and a Mexican entrepreneur thinks the following about business: “No matter the size of your business, it is great when you start working on projects for your own, working for your dreams and chasing your goals, a part-time business is an excellent way to start something new without leaving what you do already”. 

If you are curious about entrepreneurship but want to test what it is to start a business without leaving the activities you do, here are some useful ideas for part-time business that many consider as sure-fire ways: 

Computer tutor – If you have abilities in computer programs, this is a great way to start your own business, promoting training services or giving computer training classes.

Accessories – If you have a special talent to create your own jewelry and accessories, put it on work and start your own business, you can buy materials or even recycle them to make your own creations and start making money.

Personal Trainer – This is a great way to being an entrepreneur after your working hours, we are more concerned than ever about our fit, so starting a business on this area have excellent chances for success.

T-Shirt designer – If you are an artist you might want to use your skills for your own business, painting or drawing your own designs in T-shirts, you can dedicate to this business after your job or over the weekends. 

“Entrepreneurs see business opportunities were other ones don’t, so it is important to have your eyes and mind wide open and be prepared for when the chances arrive”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal about this topic.

Mistakes Beginner Investors Make

Mistakes Beginner Investors Make


Six Worst Mistakes Beginner Investors Make

The idea of making your money work for you through investments is appealing. It is also one of the ways to accumulate wealth. However, if you are a beginner investor, be warned that investments are not a free lunch. You could lose all the money you have invested, making you worse off than you were before you started. To prevent this, here are six mistakes to avoid:

  1. Don’t confuse gambling or speculation with making an investment. If you are acting on a hot tip or blindly picking a stock, you are not investing. Investing means making a decision that you are comfortable with and prepared to stick with for a while.
  2. Not researching the investment you are interested in. Research helps you understand an instrument or product and know what you are getting into. If you are investing in a stock, for instance, research the company and its business plans.
  3. Also, don’t invest without a time horizon in mind. If you are planning to accumulate money to buy a house, that could be more of a medium-term time frame. However, if you are investing to finance a young child’s college education, that is more of a long-term investment. You will have to find investments suitable to your time horizon.
  4. Remember that the return you expect comes with a risk. If an investment offers very attractive returns, also look at its risk profile and see how much money you could lose if things go wrong. And do not invest more than you can afford to lose.
  5. Do not lose sight of your risk tolerance, or your capacity to take on risk. If you are the sort of investor who can’t stomach volatility and the multiple ups and downs associated with the stock market, maybe you would be better off investing in the blue-chip stock of an established firm rather than in the volatile stock of a startup firm.
  6. Do not act on the premise that markets are efficient and you can’t make money by identifying good investments. While this is not an easy task, and every other investor has access to the same information as you do, it is possible to identify good investments by doing the research.

“If you have the money to invest and are able to watch out for these beginner mistakes, you could actually make your investments pay off. And getting a good return on your investments could take you closer to your financial goals” commented Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.