Be Honest…Please

Part of the fun part of being an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert is that I get to travel and sit in airports…yeah right!  Even if you can get some work done it tends to be rather tedious and boring BUT, on occasion,...

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Bring out the Best in Them

As a former wrestling coach and as an employee retention expert, I believe that people, particularly young people, have to be coached.  People can sometimes be their best without being coached, but not usually.  That is why sports teams have had coaches forever.  Yet, as...

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What’s a Stroll?

Yesterday, while working with an organization as an employee retention trainer and employee retention expert, the discussion came up about taking a stroll through the facility.  The HR Director mentioned that just the other day, someone on the plant floor mentioned that they are reluctant...

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Changing of the Guard

As an employee retention speaker and as a “headhunter,” I hear some amazing things about how bosses mistreat their people and how organizations put up with these toxic bosses.  As a “headhunter” that mistreatment usually makes it so easy to steal talent for my clients. ...

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Check the Pulse

As employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I tell people I am working with that going for a morning stroll through the facility is not enough.  Strolling is great because people can see you are out there and that by itself is important.  But...

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Deal with Chronic Complainers

Most organizations have some chronic complainers.  So, why do we put up with them?  Beats me because usually, they are not top performers.  As an HR Director and now as an employee retention speaker, I often see organizations that are unwilling to address these people. ...

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Stop Shotgun Communication

It always amazes me as an employee retention speaker when audiences tell me how their organizations strategize about sales, production and quality but when it comes to communication there is no cohesive strategy at all. Or better yet, they strategize on shareholder communication but don’t...

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Every organization has things that happen that fall into each of the categories.  Yet, as an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I see organizations either sugar coating information or being incredibly negative and only telling people the bad things. We need to be...

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Stop Being So Cheap

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I tell audiences and clients to stop being so cheap all the time.  I see clients who lose people in the same positions over and over and over again because of money.  This is especially the...

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