The Balancing Act

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, the topic of work/life balance always comes up without fail.  This is one of the advantages of being older.  I am able to look back at how it was when my dad worked in corporate America...

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Are You Asleep at the Wheel?

If an employee walks into your office and says they are quitting and it takes you by surprise you have failed as a leader.  Is that harsh?  Perhaps.  But to this employee retention speaker and employee retention author it is the correct judgment of that...

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The Well is Not Bottomless

The well is not bottomless.  That’s what I tell my audiences when I am working as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer.  Many organizations think that there’s an endless supply of people to fill their openings in their plants, offices and other types...

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Hit Them in The Pocket Book

When working as an employee retention speaker or employee retention trainer, people often ask me who really drives employee retention.  The answer:  First-line supervisors and mid-level managers!  Think about it.  Who do the vast majority of people in an organization report to?  Who is closest...

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Live Your Values

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I get to read a lot of mission, vision and values statements.  Most are very lofty and sound wonderful.  Rarely do I see one that mentions employee retention.  We complain about poor employee retention, a lack...

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You’re Not F***ing Focused

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention consultant, I often want to use that famous line just like Al Pacino does in the movie “Any Given Sunday” when I am speaking to senior level leadership.  The Sharks are getting their ass kicked and at...

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Building a Culture of Employee Retention

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I often hear about different organizations and how they want to grow their culture.  I will hear about a culture of quality, high performance work culture, a culture of excellence, etc.  I never hear anyone say...

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You’re a Leader…not a Social Worker

All too often, when working as an employee retention speaker or employee retention trainer, I have to explain to participants that a main component of Give Your Employees C.R.A.P.® is to Care about your people.  We often forget that fact so this employee retention author...

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What’s Employee Turnover Costing You

I’m shocked at the answers I receive when I ask this question as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer.  Most senior leaders don’t have a clue what it’s costing them.  In the vast majority of cases, they don’t know what percentage turnover they...

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