What We Need To Succeed

Written by: During the course of my life, as we have studied successful people in all positions, industries and organization sizes, we have noticed certain commonalities … [Read more...]

Are You Ready For The Homerun?

Each of us has an opportunity every day to live each moment to the fullest and make each and every interaction one that is memorable and impactful.  In order to do that … [Read more...]

Effective Communication Skills for Business Success

Quality Communication

  In this “Drive Through With Don”, he discusses two different teams and the effect communication had on the success of the businesses. One team was … [Read more...]

Effective Communication and Better Listening Skills

When most people think of communication, they think about talking and passing along information, advice or opinions.  Effective communication also involves actively … [Read more...]

Change Management Process for New Managers

wooing key employees

When my friend John moved downstate to take a new position, he was nervous. He was coming into a totally unfamiliar organization as a manager. Most of the people he would … [Read more...]

Employee Retention by Building a Culture of Sincere Appreciation

culture of sincere appreciation

During college, I worked in a used bookstore close to campus. The pay was low. The hours were often inconvenient. And yet, we were dedicated to our jobs. The only time a … [Read more...]

Workplace Safety Topics for Skeptical Managers

culture of safety in manufacturing

When my brother-in-law started applying for jobs in our home town, everyone had advice and recommendations. “I know someone at the car factory!” “Don’t forget the … [Read more...]

Preserving Your Organizational Culture During Company Growth

preserving company culture

I’d been a dedicated customer of a local food company from the day they opened. Lily had started out as a small-scale gardener and baker, selling her vegetables and … [Read more...]

Turning Around a Corporate Culture of Complaints Before It Entirely Kills the Company

culture of sincere appreciation

My first work experience after graduation was in a departmental office at my university. In most ways, it was a pretty nice job. The pay and benefits were good, the work … [Read more...]

Relying on a Personality Test in the Executive Hiring Process Is Like Following Your GPS Off a Bridge

personality tests in executive hiring process

I’ve been a customer of the same local farm and orchard for nearly 20 years. I go to Gatwood’s for the excellent produce, the great prices, and the incredible donuts. … [Read more...]