Watching the news every night and the news talk shows on Sunday, you might be confused as to where we (as a country) are now and where we are going. I’m not a politician or an economic expert, by any means, but I do use common sense and bit of … [Read more...] about Recipe for Success
How often as parents we have heard those words – and how often have we said, “Stop asking! We’ll be there when we get there!” It seems like we have reverted to childhood as businesses and citizens we are still asking, “Are we there yet?” And, all … [Read more...] about Are We There Yet?
One of my favorite movies was the “Magnificent Seven”, an American Western film which was directed by John Sturges. It is a story is about a group of seven American gunmen who have been hired to protect a small agricultural village in Mexico from a … [Read more...] about Magnificent Seven
When you think of the phrase, “back to school” it can bring up several images – it could bring up memories of when you were a youngster, enjoying the summer and all of a sudden faced with the reality that school would be starting up again very … [Read more...] about Back To School – Already?!
Before we begin to discuss being a leader, we probably should define what a leader is. This is important because there can be a distinction between being a “boss” and being a “leader”. Your position may define you as a boss, which provides you … [Read more...] about How to be an effective leader
I was the VP of HR for a fairly large organization several years ago when the terrible unexpected happened.You always think, "This can't be happening to us" only to find that it can and does happen. What is it that happened? The second in command, … [Read more...] about Do We Need Succession Planning?
Many employers are facing turnover issues that they may not have had to deal with in the past. Some of the turnover is downsizing due to a tough economy. That type of turnover is not the common turnover that employers deal with consistently. It is … [Read more...] about Understanding Employee Turnover
When I first started my own consulting business, in 2001, I was a sole owner/worker and thought I was on top of the world! I was really ready to have people knocking on my door, ready to use my incredible services. As any first time business owner … [Read more...] about Building Your Own “Field of Dreams”
The elections are finally behind us and the political ads are over - at least for now. President Obama has reiterated that he is an agent for change - change in how government works, change in who we are in the global experience, change in many other … [Read more...] about Managing Change
What's a small company to do if required to offer health insurance? This is a question many small business owners are facing. The federal government is gearing up to tell the American business owner: When or how to form a union When to provide … [Read more...] about Health Care Reform – Some thoughts