How HR Professionals Can Earn a Seat at the Adult’s Table

In November every year, Americans gather for Thanksgiving, a family ritual where everyone eats, watches U.S. football, and speaks about what they are grateful for.  These gatherings can be quite large, so the adults sit at the dining room table and the children sit at a card table that we erect for one day, and label the Kid’s Table. For several decades I’ve listened to Human Resources (HR) professionals voice concerns because they are relegated to [...]

By |November 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Make Yourself a Priority and Watch Your Results Soar

CNN interviewed a young guy who started a junk removal business with a beat-up truck.  Entrepreneur Brian Scudamore now owns four brands with 250 franchises across the United States, Canada and Australia.  Recall 1-800-GOT-JUNK?  That’s him and his 5,000 employees, who will haul in $400 million this year.  His tips for budding entrepreneurs?  As excerpted from the CNN Interview: What’s the most common mistake you see entrepreneurs make? They don’t want to admit their failures. They [...]

By |November 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

95 Percent of People Say This Would Make Them Happier at Work

According to a survey by the career website Flexjobs, 95 percent of people say having a more flexible job would make them happier.  Why?  From giving them more time, to take care of themselves, to decreasing their overall stress levels, to enabling them to be a better spouse or parent, to having more work/life balance, flexibility takes the edge off as it gives people options. Our new world of remote work has not only proven beneficial [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Want to Succeed? Narrow Your Focus

One of the best business books I’ve read is THE ONE THING, which outlines the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results.  The premise is that if you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one (Russian Proverb).  In order to succeed you must narrow your focus. There is no surefire thing, but there’s always something, ONE THING, that out of everything, matters more than anything.  At any moment in time there can only be ONE [...]

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

How to Stop Your Culture from Going to the Dogs

According to Gallup, only 27% of employees believe in their company’s values.  Needless to say, I was alarmed when I read this statistic since values define an organization’s culture.  They describe who you are, what you believe in, and the attributes that everyone should “sense” when they interact with the organization.  Examples of values include accountability, innovation, safety and no bureaucracy. When considering the fact that two-thirds of employees do not believe in their company’s values [...]

By |October 8th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The Two Most Important Words a Manager Can Say

Brigette Hyacinth, author of The Future of Leadership: Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, rightly claims that, “People don’t leave bad jobs. They leave bad bosses. More often than not, it’s not because they are underpaid, rather it’s because they feel undervalued and unappreciated.” The best way to ensure employees feel appreciated?  Positive reinforcement.  “Instead of being quick to criticize, be quick to point out the great things you see your employees doing,” says Hyacinth.  [...]

By |October 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments