Continual Training…Continual Growth

Who should be responsible for the training and growth of an employee? Ultimately… the responsibility lies with the employee. But, it also lies with several others as well. The immediate supervisor and the organization itself also have an obligation to provide opportunities...

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See the good in candidates

As my son was applying to colleges, I was amazed (but not really) at how colleges seem to be looking for reasons to reject people. Then I realized that’s not a lot different from companies that pick at the tiniest thing about a candidate...

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Indecisiveness kills…not speed

Indecisiveness kills…not speed …at least when it comes to competing for the BEST candidates. In the last article two articles I talked about how little things make a difference to candidates and how they perceive the organization. This week I want to sound...

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Anyone Can Recruit…Sequel #2

Time kills all deals! The same is true in recruiting. The longer you wait the greater the likelihood that the candidate will have found another job or lost interest…because they figure you have lost interest. The key is to get the candidates...

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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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You’re Just A Clerk

When I was recently teaching a night class at Upper Iowa University, a student of mine mentioned that her boss told her that she didn’t want to hear my student’s idea to improve a procedure in the department because she was “just a clerk.!” I was amazed....

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The Focus Factor

The Focus Factor When my youngest son was a high school wrestler, he won his first two matches of the State Tournament to advance to the semi-finals of the Wisconsin State wrestling tournament the next day. Prior to his heading to the tournament we...

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