Truth…Can You Handle the Truth?

  We have all heard the famous line from the movie A Few Good Men when Jack Nicholson tells Tom Cruise, “Truth…You can’t handle the truth!”   The question is; can you as a leader handle the truth.  When your people give you are given feedback by...

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Give Credit where Credit is Due

When I am working as an employee retention trainer and employee retention speaker, I will get managers who pull me aside and whisper how they never seem to get credit when something goes right.  Then I hear from people who are a level below they...

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Morning Stroll

As an employee retention speaker I always ask my audience, “Do you regularly take a morning stroll through your facility or office first thing when you come in?”  For most people, the answer is “no.”  Usually what they do is go to their office...

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Wake Up with WebCME- Give Your Employees C.R.A.P.

I always say, “Give your employees C.R.A.P…® the more C.R.A.P you give them the better it is!” Caring…Respect…Appreciation…Praise. As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I emphasize that these are at the heart of employee retention strategies. This past week, I was fortunate to be able...

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It’s a MOHI not a Mojito

When I bring up a MOHI as an employee retention speaker, audiences think I am confused and thinking of the Cuban drink a Mojito.   A MOHI is a Moment Of High Influence.  It is a time when an employee is highly influenced to consider looking...

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Expect Greatness to Improve Employee Retention

Expect your employees to be great.  Not in an overbearing abusive way but in an encouraging and helping way.  Set the expectation.  We have gotten to the point where we are worried about someone feeling bad because someone else is great so we has tended...

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Winning isn’t Everything…But?

As an employee retention author and employee retention speaker, I am always asking CEOs, COOs, managers and other leaders of organizations what they feel are key components of their employee retention strategies.   When speaking with one COO last week he responded; “winning.”  I asked him...

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Sit down…shut up…and do your job!

For many bosses that seems to be the philosophy.  Even though the organization my state in their values statement that they value employee input, immediate supervisors often send the message that their people need to “sit down…shut up…and do your job.”  The supervisor is either...

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Money isn’t everything…but

As a “headhunter” a client recently called to have me conduct a search for them.  They had lost an employee because he had gotten a significant increase in pay to take another job and quit.  The employee retention expert and employee retention trainer in me...

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