Deftly Dealing with Criticism and Activism Toward Your Company in a New Community

dealing with activism and criticism in a new community

I used to live in a small town with a fairly depressed economy. Over the previous two decades, they’d lost the farm machinery plant, the appliance plant, and the … [Read more...]

Are You Leading with Integrity and Passion?

Think back on your work career; try to remember those leaders or mentors that really stand out. What made you think of them? Why did they stand out? If you are … [Read more...]

Leading A Small But Effective Team

  We believe that great teamwork is essential to an organization. It enables businesses to achieve goals that an individual working alone cannot. Employees can … [Read more...]

The Rule of 44 For Hiring “A” Players

We believe that hiring “A” players is the most important job within an organization and it can be one of the biggest challenges. To get and keep your top performers, … [Read more...]

Are You Carrying a Lazy Man’s Load?

  In the day to day operation of a business, at times you may find that there are tasks that need to be done that aren’t complicated but they are necessary. You … [Read more...]

Equal To The Love You Make: Improve Your Company Culture With Charitable Giving

There is a new trend in the workplace. Since 2007, employer sponsored charitable programs have been rising steadily, with 20% of employers offering some kind of … [Read more...]

Communicate More Effectively With Your Team By Following “The Platinum Rule”

The Golden Rule is something I hear about quite often: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I grew up with that rule, but over the years, it has … [Read more...]

Emerging Business Trends For 2016

At this time of year we look at the trends emerging for next year and for a few years to come. Here are a few of our observations: We have seen that teams, … [Read more...]

React Quickly: Prevent Slow Death

Running an organization is like flying an airplane, although it is not as dramatic. When an airplane has a warning light go on, the crew reacts. In business, too often … [Read more...]

Diversity Is More Than Just a Buzzword: How to Cultivate a Workplace Culture That Celebrates — Not Stifles — Employee Diversity

Hiring for diversity is an especially hot topic in the world of HR right now. But diversity in the workplace is about so much more than filling hiring quotas; having a … [Read more...]