Setting priorities for the summer

Setting Priorities: How to Make Room on Your Plate

What are your priorities? Now that we’re on picnic and party season, setting priorities and work-life balance become more important than ever. At picnics, the top priority is to have room on your paper plate for “the good stuff.” This might be the BBQ ribs, or grandma’s potato salad, or homemade peach cobbler. Here, the […]

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The Right Hire – Criteria and Pitfalls

Who is the right hire for the job? That’s a question managers and recruiters face with every open position. Almost always there is a job description, and informal knowledge about the daily activities. And on the other hand, there are dozens if not hundreds of electronic applications. And on both sides, there is imperfect information. […]

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Employee Turnover – Stop the Bleed!

Employee turnover can be deadly. Look inside. Is your workforce empowered and enthusiastic, or do they look like beaten dogs? Are people coming and going so quickly that you can’t remember all incumbents in a position for the last three years? Some turnover is inevitable, and indeed, beneficial. New ideas and expertise refresh operations and […]

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Change Management – Don’t Get Blown Out of the Water!

Change Management: Danger Ahead Change management is like sailing into a minefield. One wrong turn can take a simple project and transform it into a bloodied mess. You’re progressing on schedule and on plan, only to be blindsided by something that throws you into damage control. A critical component has been discontinued. Contractors find asbestos […]

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Effective Leadership – Boost Your Career

The Impact of Leadership   Effective leadership skills can spell the difference between a skyrocketing career and professional implosion. As a subordinate, it’s easy to tell a great leader from a dud. The great leader inspires and encourages growth. Even though every organization hits bumps in the road, under a good leader, goals are met […]

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Coachable Success

If you’re not coachable, you are expendable. So how can you tap into coachable success? What is coachable success? Success can be maddeningly elusive. You can work hard and seek the latest advice, but feel like you’re trapped in a tar pit. Progress is at a snail’s pace, while competitors and opportunities seem to be […]

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