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...]

Overcoming A, B, C Employee Ratings: Response to Wall Street Journal Article from 2/21/07

The Wall Street Journal article is greatly appreciated because it highlights what occurs when an employee rating system is poorly implemented and used in organizations.  … [Read more...]

Employee Accountability In The Workplace

The mind and heart can envision and feel great things, but so many times there is a disconnect in where we are today vs. where we desire to be. While there are many … [Read more...]

Poor Communication Skills in the Workplace is Costly

Poor Communication costs you, both professionally and personally. One source estimates employee misunderstandings cost organizations $37 billion per year.  … [Read more...]

Effective Communication in the Workplace

  A clear, effective communication skill is one of the best attributes a person can develop. It equips you to be successful professionally and personally.  By … [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...]

Take Time to Assess the Quality of Your Business Meetings

  Meetings can be a powerful tool for your business. If poorly run however, they can be a tremendous waste of time and energy and actually cause more harm than … [Read more...]

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...]

Six Different Approaches to Bonus Programs

The goal of a bonus program is to motivate employees to achieve results in valuable way for everyone. In other words, they should be designed to get everyone from the … [Read more...]

Bowling With Your Boss: Evaluation Cruelty

Imagine bowling with your boss… You throw the ball down the lane, but your boss has a sheet between you and the pins. You hear something happening, lots of noise, but … [Read more...]