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    • 07 Nov

      Three Hiring Tips to Help You Hire the Best Employees

      Millions of Americans went to the polls this week in the United States to essentially hire candidates to fill scores of governmental positions for their states. Election day also mercifully brought an end to the campaign season. Although Americans may not typically think of campaigns as job interviews or hiring decisions, that is precisely what the electorate engages in when they cast their votes. Unfortunately, the process is usually long and messy, decisions are often not carefully considered, and mistakes are frequently made. That is just the name of the game when democracy is practiced in a representative republic. However, if the hiring practices in your company can also be characterized as messy, inefficient, and error-prone, you need to reexamine how your organization goes about selecting new employees because chronic long-term mistakes can be fatal to your enterprise. The following are some suggestions to for improving your hiring process, which will in turn improve the overall health of your business.  ...Read More

    • 20 Oct

      7 Tips for Leading Part-Time Workers

      In today’s economy we are seeing more and more companies creating part-time positions. Part-time workers are often given lower level work and can feel like outsiders. Limited opportunity for advancement for part-timers can result in lower levels of productivity and lack of motivation to excel. How can you as a leader combat this? Here are seven tips to help you develop and motivate part-time workers to reach their greatest potential.  ...Read More

    • 12 Oct

      How to Become an Indispensable Employee

      The job market is fluid, and depending on the economy and other internal factors, organizations can find themselves needing to cut workers or restructure to stay afloat or streamline expenses.  ...Read More

    • 03 Sep

      Labor Day Is Good for Leaders, Too

      Have you ever really stopped to consider why Americans celebrate Labor Day? Most people enjoy it because the extra day off gives them a three-day weekend at the end of summer for one final barbeque or one last getaway before school. Few people reflect on the movement that forged the holiday's existence or the sacrifices of the laborers who ardently pushed for its creation. It is likely that even fewer reflect on how the principles behind Labor Day can be just as beneficial for employers as they are to employees. However, this federal holiday serves as a great reminder of the symbiotic and mutually beneficial relationship between labor and management.  ...Read More

    • 31 Jul

      The Principle of Reciprocity Can Work for You

      Quid pro quo is a noun that means something given or received for something else, which is very close to its original Latin meaning of something for something. Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster repeatedly used the term in conversation as Foster's character, FBI agent Clarice Starling, interviewed Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins) in 1991's Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs. This famous film relationship, which also garnered each of them an Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, was based on the principle of reciprocity. Obviously, reciprocity paid off for these two stars and their on-screen personas, and it can pay dividends for you, too, if handled in the proper manner.  ...Read More

    • 17 Jul

      Leadership Development –Six Tips for Delegating Tasks in the Workplace

      An important leadership skill that any good leader must master is the ability to delegate tasks. This is especially difficult for “helicopter managers” (those who hover over employees, micromanaging every aspect of a task). Conversely, there are other managers who delegate just about everything to others to avoid actually working themselves.  ...Read More

    • 29 Jun

      Achieving Your GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALS!

      What do 2018 World Cup teams and your business have in common? You both need goals to survive and advance. Achieving goals isn't easy either on the soccer field or in the corporate world, but there are lessons we can learn from elite World Cup teams that can be applied to managing companies.  ...Read More

    • 15 Jun

      The Value of Knowing When to Walk Away

      Nearly every country music fan is familiar with these lyrics from "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers: "You got to know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away, and know when to run." The principle expressed in these lines is offered as advice for life by a gambler to a fellow traveler who seems to be down on his luck, and in fact it is an essential doctrine to exercise for success in various aspects of life. In the business world, it may be the difference between failure, survival, and prosperity. Knowing when to walk away can be vital to one's organization in a number of ways.   ...Read More

    • 16 May

      How To Turn Failure into Successful Goal Achievement

      Sometimes we set goals for ourselves that we are unable to achieve for one reason or another. What should you do when you fail to meet a goal? While it can be easy to "throw in the towel" and give up on your goal, here are some other options to consider: ...Read More