Yearly Archives: 2018

Five Tips For Avoiding Bad Hires In 2019

A new year is almost upon us, and it will be full of new challenges and achievements. As the year ends, some market indexes have fallen into a bear market while others threaten to follow. Political gridlock in Washington has resulted in a partial government shutdown, and international trade tensions continue to run high. Yet

2024-07-17T20:02:00-04:00By |Hiring, Business Consulting|

Pilgrims And Progress: Practical Pointers From Puritan Predecessors

Another Thanksgiving just passed here in the United States. Millions gathered with family and friends to enjoy time together and give thanks for the blessings in their lives. Americans have much for which to be grateful, including the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy in this great nation. The history of Thanksgiving is closely tied to

Three Hiring Tips To Help You Hire The Best Employees

Millions of Americans went to the polls this week in the United States to essentially hire candidates to fill scores of governmental positions for their states. Election day also mercifully brought an end to the campaign season. Although Americans may not typically think of campaigns as job interviews or hiring decisions, that is precisely what

2024-07-17T20:02:02-04:00By |Hiring, Business Consulting|

7 Tips For Leading Part-Time Workers

In today’s economy we are seeing more and more companies creating part-time positions. Part-time workers are often given lower level work and can feel like outsiders. Limited opportunity for advancement for part-timers can result in lower levels of productivity and lack of motivation to excel. How can you as a leader combat this? Here are

How To Become An Indispensable Employee

The job market is fluid, and depending on the economy and other internal factors, organizations can find themselves needing to cut workers or restructure to stay afloat or streamline expenses. So what can you, as an employee, do to make yourself a team member that your company won't want to lose? Every organization has employees

Labor Day Is Good For Leaders, Too

Have you ever really stopped to consider why Americans celebrate Labor Day? Most people enjoy it because the extra day off gives them a three-day weekend at the end of summer for one final barbeque or one last getaway before school. Few people reflect on the movement that forged the holiday's existence or the sacrifices

The Principle Of Reciprocity Can Work For You

Quid pro quo is a noun that means something given or received for something else, which is very close to its original Latin meaning of something for something. Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster repeatedly used the term in conversation as Foster's character, FBI agent Clarice Starling, interviewed Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins) in 1991's Oscar-winning The

2024-07-17T20:02:04-04:00By |Communication, Sales|

Leadership Development –Six Tips For Delegating Tasks In The Workplace

An important leadership skill that any good leader must master is the ability to delegate tasks. This is especially difficult for “helicopter managers” (those who hover over employees, micromanaging every aspect of a task). Conversely, there are other managers who delegate just about everything to others to avoid actually working themselves. Neither approach is balanced

Achieving Your GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALS!

What do 2018 World Cup teams and your business have in common? You both need goals to survive and advance. Achieving goals isn't easy either on the soccer field or in the corporate world, but there are lessons we can learn from elite World Cup teams that can be applied to managing companies. Start with

The Value Of Knowing When To Walk Away

How Do You Know When to Walk Away? Nearly every country music fan is familiar with these lyrics from "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers: "You got to know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away, and know when to run." The principle expressed in these lines is offered

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