Corporate Shepherd

Repeatedly, as an employee retention speaker and trainer, audiences hear me refer to employees as “your people.”  They are yours to protect.  They are the corporate equivalent of your flock and you are the shepherd.  Your job is to keep them safe from the corporate...

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Expect Positive Behaviors

As an employee retention speaker and author, I am a major proponent of expecting positive behaviors from people.  I differentiate between your corporate values and positive behaviors.  Most of the value systems I see tend to be more general in nature and leave room for...

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Caring Builds Trust

I tell my audiences as an employee retention speaker, caring is at the heart of being a great supervisor, human resources person or executive.  People know if you do...

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My Boss is the Worst Thing about my Job

75% of the people in this country say the wort thing about their job is their boss.  As an employee retention expert, I ask top leaders in organizations I consult with why they tolerate these managers.  I often get a response they don’t know who...

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Control Your Sphere of Infuence

I heard the following said over 25 years ago in a M*A*S*H episode by Hawkeye Pearce, “I’m not trying to clean up the world, only my little corner.”  That statement has stuck in my mind and influenced my work philosophy.  Let’s talk about how it...

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Recruiting Attitude offers Insight into Employee Retention

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I look at how well an organization sells the organization during the recruiting process.  The reason I do is that if an organization can’t sell itself well when recruiting, I question how well they will treat...

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Where the hell are we headed?

That is often the question that many employees have in their head but are reluctant to ask.  They seriously wonder if the organization knows where it is going that scares them to death.  Does your organization have a vision and share it with your employees? ...

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Don’t be Cheap…Train Your Supervisors

As an employee retention expert, I have found that, identifying and removing poor managers is not that easy.  There is a need to look at how they manage their people.  Supervisors that do not delegate, can’t make decisions, micro-manage and fail to hold their people...

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A Stroll a day Keeps Employee Turnover Away

As an employee retention speaker, I tell people the best way to ensure that you are visible is to develop a regular routine for walking around.  Twice a day is the minimum.  Take a “stroll” around first thing in the morning and late in the...

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