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A common question I get asked from leaders and professionals alike is “How do you manage negative employees that have poor attitudes?” Truth is, there is no simple answer. Even the best organizations have employees that can be negative.

There are any number of factors that could be contributing to n...

Happy INSPIRATIONAL BOOK WEEK!

What books have you been reading lately?  Are they inspiring?  Do they make you want to do something? 

 

I want to share 10 books that I have found to be inspiring and ageless when it comes to leadership and personal development.  Some of the titles will be ea...

It's back to work today, but not business as usual.

If you were like the rest of America, you watched the picturesque town of Charlottesville, Virginia, encounter a horrific experience this past weekend.  It's the kind of scene that you only see in the movies.

Many of us were astounded at the misp...

Are you having "The Expectation Talk"?

Last week, I shared the 5 Sins that Non HR Managers commit when dealing with employees.  Today, let's talk about the one area that can significantly impact your level of job stress and your outcomes:

Expectation Setting.

Wait- if you aren't in a leadership posit...

The Plight of the Manager...Sigh

Managers have tough jobs. If you lead people, you know what I'm talking about. Your job becomes even more complicated when you work for a small to midsize company.

Larger companies tend to have a full service human resources team to ensure you are hiring the right peo...

Can you imagine your workplace without any e-mail communication?

It’s hard to picture, isn’t it? E-mail has become the preferred method of communication in the workplace. Through e-mail, messages can be written, edited, and sent at lightning speed. Additionally, e-mail software allows us to have an...

First impressions are lasting impressions. Your new employee is starting on Monday. You've worked hard to make sure you've found the right person to be a rock star in your open position.  Are you really ready for them?

If you are smart, you will greet them with a fantastic onboarding experience.

Organ...

Vision and mission statements are powerful tools that help lead and guide an organization and its employees. They keep organizations focused on what’s really important to them.

These statements also provide a basis for developing and following a strategic plan. Often times, businesses confuse the pu...

YOU'RE SITTING IN THE MEETING.

THERE'S CONFLICT... 

...do you speak up or keep silent? 

It's a fabulous day for a meeting, right? You may feel like meetings are running (or ruining) your life. Most people describe meetings as boring, a waste of time, or a political nightmare. Very few people talk abou...

Let's face it, if you want to get anything done in your organization, you have to be on good terms with the finance executive and pray that he or she is approachable. Also, the ideal finance person has to have:  a) superb strategic operations experience; and b) a heart for the people in the organiza...

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