Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Dear Friends & Colleagues: Each year, we are given the opportunity to celebrate our freedom and independence. Too often, in our busy lives, we...

Memorial Day Facts

Memorial Day Facts

As we reflect on the freedoms we enjoy each day, we would like to honor our military as we know that many individuals have paid the ultimate price so...

Culture and Strategy Win Championships!

Culture and Strategy Win Championships!

Last Monday night we all had the privilege of watching the Baylor Men’s Basketball team annihilate the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Gonzaga came into the game...

Understanding Real Humility

Understanding Real Humility

Holy Week in preparation for Easter is upon us when Christians commemorate the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a fitting time to revisit an excellent habit exemplified by this most perfect of all leaders: humility.

Signs Your Company Is Unhealthy

Signs Your Company Is Unhealthy

It’s easy to get busy and overlook taking care of our own health. The same is true in business. Many times one problem leads to another if not kept in check.

How To React When Your Cheese Is Moved

How To React When Your Cheese Is Moved

Fact: Human beings find change stressful! Different personalities have different reactions to the stress of change. This is illustrated simply and...

Employee Branding

Employee Branding

Most people are familiar with Employer Branding, but may not be so clear on – Employee Branding. So what is it?

Business Priorities for 2021 Three Areas of Focus

Business Priorities for 2021 Three Areas of Focus

In most cases, 2020 was a year that challenged us, our families, and businesses in ways that we could never imagine. While we may be glad to put 2020 behind us, we know we are still in the midst of the Pandemic.

Elements of Employee Discipline

Elements of Employee Discipline

We previously discussed that employee discipline should be approached as a systematic way for both managers and employees to work together in achieving goals and overcoming problems.

The Best Offense Is a Good Defense

The Best Offense Is a Good Defense

People often think of discipline as something negative. It’s what you do to correct the behavior of children or dogs when they misbehave. But discipline is also a positive force that helps you achieve your goals.

How To Really Thank a Veteran For Their Service

How To Really Thank a Veteran For Their Service

Many times we find ourselves at a loss for how to appropriately thank our veteran’s for the huge sacrifices they have made that provide us the freedoms we enjoy every day.

Low Performing Employees

Low Performing Employees

In our last newsletter, we discussed how to retain the top 10% of your employee base and now we will look at how we can increase the performance of...

Do You Know Your Talent Pool?

Do You Know Your Talent Pool?

If you are a business owner, business consultant or leader within your company, knowing your talent pool is as critical as knowing who your competition is.

An Effective Tool That Costs Nothing!

An Effective Tool That Costs Nothing!

You can’t have dessert until you eat your dinner, make sure you look both ways before crossing the street, don’t talk to strangers, always say please...

The X Factor in Your Business

The X Factor in Your Business

Your company has a strategic plan and marketing plan right? What about a leadership development plan? A common response we hear to this question is...

Got Mentoring?

Got Mentoring?

As we continue living and working during the pandemic, there is one challenge that many companies find in common. How do you successfully lead a workforce that was intended to be together in one office location?

The Brave New World

The Brave New World

As many of you are in the process of going back into the office, consider some of the following options to help smooth the transition.

What Can We Learn From Ford vs. Ferrari?

What Can We Learn From Ford vs. Ferrari?

What business lesson does this great car movie have to offer? Even if you’re not a car buff, Ford vs. Ferrari lends itself to a great example for the current unprecedented situation businesses find themselves in.

Look at the Forest, Not the Trees

Look at the Forest, Not the Trees

When you walk in the forest, or National Park what do you see? Most of the time we see the beauty of the immediate landscape and nature in general, we...

A Human-Centered Remote Workplace

A Human-Centered Remote Workplace

Although close to a quarter of the U.S. workforce was already working from home at least part of the time prior to COVID-19, many are now doing this for the first time. Companies of every size have recently been thrust into working remotely without much time to prepare for this change. Fortunately, there are some best practices that can create a human-centered remote workplace.

Avoiding Reductions in Your Workforce

Avoiding Reductions in Your Workforce

The Coronavirus outbreak has led many businesses to implement cost-cutting measures. Here are a number of options to consider to avoid losing valuable employees some of which are designed to be temporary and reversible.

Leadership in Uncertain Times

As we navigate this unknown territory it has caused me to reflect on other crises our country has overcome in the last several decades. Just since the...

Effective Employee Onboarding

Effective Employee Onboarding

The first few weeks are the most influential to a new hire’s outlook on their new employer either positive or negative and it sets the tone for their relationship with the company in the long-term. Here are 7 steps for a great onboarding process which will lead to improved employee performance and retention.

Peanut Butter & Pay Increases

Peanut Butter & Pay Increases

What does peanut butter have to do with pay increases? The peanut butter approach for pay increases gives the same pay increase to employees...

Mandatory PTO and Other Trends

Mandatory PTO and Other Trends

With recent unemployment rates reaching historic lows, employers are in fierce competition for talent. To attract and retain qualified workers,...

The Best Leaders are Servants

The Best Leaders are Servants

Good Leaders Empower Their People If you set out to climb Mt. Everest, one of the first things you do is hire a Sherpa. Originally an ethnic group in...

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