Relationships Matter

In Earl Nightingale’s “The Greatest Discovery” he mentions training employees on how to treat customers because you can’t assume they know anything about that. It got me thinking about how I see many organizations handle training of their leaders. Most of the participants...

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You Hire Everything

Like it or not we hire the husband, the kids, the dog and even the ex when we hire a person. What affects them affects how your people perform on the job. Ask anyone who has a kid that is in trouble! Fully 20%...

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Press On

During a break at class last week, one of my adult students mentioned that he was talking with his dad about the topics we discuss in our Principles of Management class.  He said his dad got SO angry and frustrated when he started to talk...

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Stop E Mailing

During a break at class last week, one of my adult students mentioned that he was talking with his dad about the topics we discuss in our Principles of Management class. He said his dad got SO angry and frustrated when he started to...

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Speed Kills I Disagree!

Indecisiveness kills…not speed …at least when it comes to competing for the BEST candidates. In the last article I talked about “Hiring Insanity.” This week I want to sound the wake up call and talk about indecisiveness and lack of speed in the...

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Hiring Insanity

As we have seen a slight pick up in hiring activity over the last year, I have had some discussions with HR people who have hiring metrics as a way to measure their performance. The discussion has been interesting to say the least. ...

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Hello world!

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Forget Fancy Strategies…Focus on Your People

After my students had taken their last final exam in the Management Principles class I, I was wishing the students the best as they were leaving the classroom. One student said, to me “I learned that if I used the basic ideas of...

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People are Like Elephants

In the last week, a candidate I had recruited gave notice to his current employer to take a position with one of my clients. Like most candidates...

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