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Time to Use the “F” Word

Time to Use the “F” Word

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I get so angry at times about organizations that keep making up excuses as to why their employee retention isn’t good that I want to use the “F” word…more than once.  For those of you whose mind is in...
Appreciation Works

Appreciation Works

Often we take people for granted.  As an employee retention speaker, I tell my audiences that 50% of the people in this country feel unappreciated at work.  50%…that’s half of the people.  Chances are some of those people work for you as a boss!  We think...
Redefining Orientation

Redefining Orientation

Onboarding.  This is a term I hear being used more and more and I am trying to figure out what exactly it is.  It is not in the dictionary when I looked it up and no one ever really defines it in any of the literature.  I think people are trying to come up with a way...
Are You a Class Act?

Are You a Class Act?

As an employee retention speaker, I tell my audiences respect is one area a leader has total control over.  Your boss may be a jerk or you may work in an organization that doesn’t value people at the level it should.  That doesn’t mean that you have to be like that. ...
Times Have Changed

Times Have Changed

Everyone deserves respect.  They may do something that causes them to lose your respect but until they do, basic respect is something everyone deserves.  Back in the old days…when I grew up, the philosophy was the opposite.  The attitude was that until you “earned”...