Reflections from #CCAC2018

I usually walk away from conferences having collected a lot of great information and insights but not ever doing anything with the great insights I’ve gleaned. This time is different, the (#CCAC2018) Conscious Capitalism conference ended last...

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Which Employees About to Quit?

Everyday employees quit their current jobs and go to new employers. Business and completing projects don’t stop and your employees aren’t going to tell you they are looking for another job – so what’s a manager to do?

Lucky for us some...

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Words Matter for Effective Communication

We use between 2,000 and 20,000 words a day on average. It’s no wonder that some conversations have happy outcomes and others not so hot outcomes. If we aren’t careful about some of the words we use in conversations with others there could be a...

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What’s Your Bias?

It’s a natural thing for us humans to be biased. It’s all fine and good to be biased about your college football team being the best ever, or state your kids are angels. But when it comes to hiring and interviewing, being biased is not a good...

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3 Steps to Your Hiring Bulls-eye

The world of hiring is changing constantly but the basic tenets still apply.

You want to grow your company

You need to hire people

You need the ‘right’ people not just a body to fill a role

What I see happening is most of you are still using...

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When You Inherit a Sales Team

I get several calls a week from sales managers, other department leaders and execs about how some of their employees balk at any change they try to introduce to their teams. The initiatives these leaders are trying to introduce range from...

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It’s Time to Fire Your Brilliant Jerks

I am constantly amazed at companies that ignore the atrocious behavior caused by some employees. I hear leaders say things such as, “this person has an in demand skill-set. If we lose them it will take forever to hire someone to fill their...

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The Effects of Bubble Leadership

Within the past year research has surfaced regarding out of touch leaders. Thirty-three percent of those surveyed believe that the C-level executives and their teams sometimes appear to operate as though they are in a bubble. Not good. This is...

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Make Money Have Fun Attract Talent

I recently listened to a podcast of a lady in Florida that works in customer service for an insurance company. She was lamenting how she craved to be a writer but was currently working as a call center rep to pay the bills. She certainly sounded...

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