Leadership

Four Keys to Attract and Retain Millennials

The youngest generation in today’s workforce, Millennials or Generation Y, has brought new challenges to companies. These 20 and 30-somethings are the largest generation in human history and will comprise 40 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2020, acc... Read More »

Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

This past February Yahoo!’s fledgling CEO Marissa Mayer made her first misstep. In a company-wide email, she announced Yahoo! was changing its telecommute policy. Effective June 2013, all employees were required to work in the office. The email short... Read More »

Six Rules to Hiring Top People Each and Every Time

The economy continues to improve with increased job creation in 2013. Payroll services giant ADP reported employers added 180,000 new private sector jobs in February. Meanwhile the U.S. Dept. of Labor said total nonfarm payroll employment increased b... Read More »

Cutting Costs/Curtailing Services Can Produce Crappy Customer Service

In uncertain economic times, it’s common for businesses to focus their time and energies on ways to cut costs.  However, many of the decisions to cut back have generated unintended, and in some cases, disastrous consequences. Some of these knee-jerk ... Read More »

Why People Quit Their Jobs | Top Ten Reasons People Quit

From my years of experience as a business consultant, I have identified a “Top Ten” list of reasons why people quit.. Management demands that one person do the jobs of two or more people, resulting in longer days and weekend work. From my years of ex... Read More »

Five Rules for Giving Employees Feedback

We all know how to praise and reward, but giving constructive criticism to your employees is also important. Addressing a problem can be awkward, and many managers avoid criticizing their staff until a problem swells out of control. This is poor lead... Read More »

Six Resolutions for a Winning Corporate Culture

The start of a new year is a great time for companies to assess their corporate environment. Consider it your corporate culture resolutions list. Here are six steps to get you started in the right direction. Be the leader. A winning corporate culture... Read More »

Leadership in Changing Times

“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” – Publilius Syrus A November U.S. Gallup poll reports that workers remain largely unsatisfied at their jobs.  The poll had participants rank 13 factors such as work safety, flexibilit... Read More »

Employee Appreciation | Wegmans Grocery

What is your business’ most valuable resource? Its location? Its size? Its technology? Hardly. Despite the value of all of these factors, the resource with the most potential to elevate and drive your business is its people. Whether it’s ... Read More »

Interstate Battery Company: God, Car Batteries, Race Cars and the Family

Interstate Battery Company God, Car Batteries, Race Cars and the Family In my mind, a good boss is someone who acknowledges important life-changing events such as a death in the family, a birth of a child, or an illness. In one of my scrapbooks is a ... Read More »

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