Treat Your People Like a Corvette

While helping a buddy work on his ’65 Corvette it dawned on me that we “love” that car and can’t wait to fire it up every spring. What do we do before we take it out on the road? We wash and wax...

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

The behavior of people in an organization is a direct reflection of their leadership. This was evident as I watched my son wrestling in the conference wrestling tournament earlier this year. After one particular match the guy threw his head gear as he...

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The Great Eraser

I am a big proponent of continuous improvement and the need to always improve. Unfortunately, it has brought with it a real negative. It took me 8 years of watching my two sons wrestle until I realized I had fallen victim to that...

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No Whine Zone

In recent blog posts I have written about how to positively and constructively communicate to people in your organization that they should “be happy they have a job.” As I was reading The Ten Commandments of Baseball, Principles for Success in Baseball (and Life)...

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People Quit Their Boss

When I give my “No Nonsense Retention” speech to groups across the country, I get frustrated feedback from audience members about poor leadership hurting retention in their organization. Regardless of the level of leadership you hold in the organization, you will drive yourself crazy...

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Get Out of Your Office

Recently I saw a post on an HR website where a human resources person asked others for “benchmark ideas” about how to maintain an environment that would help their company prevent unionization. The advice received amazed me. It was all these fancy...

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Sequel…Be Happy You Have a Job

Remember the CFO who told the person “Be happy you have a job?” I do agree with him…to some extent. And you know what….most people are grateful to have a job. Sure, they may grumble and complain at times. My question...

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Be Happy You Have a Job

While talking with a Human Resources colleague of mine recently she was telling me about the culture in the organization. The President is very positive on people and does his best to foster that feeling. The CFO appears to be another matter. ...

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Welcome

Are slugs eating your business alive? Slugs are great for my business as a professional recruiter because they are one of the reasons that I can steal your best people! Slugs will… Drive your best people to leave Drain valuable resources from the business Lower productivity and quality Create a toxic...

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