Employee engagement is all the buzz, and rightfully so. When employees are engaged, they adopt the vision, values, and purpose of the organization they work for. They become passionate contributors, innovating problem solvers, and stunning colleagues. High-performing employees want to … Read more
Talk to any recruiter about how timing and agile technology can make or break reaching the right candidates. Timing and technology for the purposes of recruiting can be a joy or a drudgery. All-in-all, the role of recruiting hasn’t changed, … Read more
Have you come up with any worthy New Years’ resolutions yet? Are they already broken? If not, or if so, relax and stay positive. It’s never too late to make a few career-focused resolutions. I’ll be bold and propose that … Read more
Slack, an internal communications platform designed to improve workplace communications, grew to a $1.1 Billion valuation within eight months of launching to the general public. Their adoption rates are off the charts, and their users adore them. There’s a very … Read more
Change agents and their ideas are the life force of organizations.
Innovation of all kinds is essential for organizations to grow and thrive; in fact, organizations that can more easily respond to new facts and conditions have a great advantage. … Read more
Down the street
The same old thing
We did last week
Not a thing to do
But talk to you…”
—Cheap Trick, “That 70’s Song”
When I saw it for the first time, my heart filled with love … Read more
“And with all your magic
I disappear from view…”
She stopped in the middle of the hall and met my gaze. We shook hands. Other customers, partners and peers streamed around us on either side like a river around … Read more
What makes a great leader? Maybe it depends. Sure, the capacity to inspire loyalty, the ability to articulate a vision, emotional intelligence and persuasiveness is valuable. But does a company need a leader whose values are culture-based, or one whose … Read more
Look around you, managers, and what do you see? My guess: disengaged employees with Zombie stares, some with the sour look of the disappointed, a few with the overly positive, can-do smile, trying desperately to make things work. Why is … Read more
People are often surprised by what they hear that has been said behind their backs….! I emphasize as part of my Reputation Management theme, the better one manages his or her reputation, the less likely such surprises will occur.
So … Read more
Here’s the problem: You know you’ve got job openings to fill, and while there are plenty of candidates willing to step in, they aren’t qualified. Didn’t you explicitly say in the job description, “B2B sales experience required?” What part of … Read more
At the core of successful employee engagement is communication. You likely think I mean communication between manager and employee. Your thinking is spot on. The most common reason an employee leaves a job is the employee’s manager. And the most … Read more
Verb: To give one’s attention to a sound.
Synonym: hear, pay attention, be attentive, concentrate on hearing, lend an ear to, and to be all ears.
We all understand the mechanics of listening. But too often today, when … Read more