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Category: Training & Productivity

Apr
12
2017
Do Women Manage Differently Than Men?

There is great debate and many opinions about the role of gender in the workplace, especially as it pertains to the role of Managers. Rather than make a case for which gender is better, I think it is more productive to look at the key differences in the management styles of men versus women. Of […]

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By admin April 12, 2017

Feb
14
2017
Turning Lemons Into Lemonade: What Happens If You Can’t Make the Juice?

At some point it happens to every business owner. You hire a new employee and expect that this person is going to do an excellent job. (You put in a lot of time and effort to make this hire, too!) But after just a short time, you begin to notice signs that your “promising employee” […]

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By admin February 14, 2017

Aug
23
2016
What to Do When Your Employee Isn’t Working Out

The first signs are there: Their work isn’t being executed quite as well as you expected. (Okay, it’s borderline inferior.) Their attendance and punctuality leave much to be desired. They don’t seem in sync with the culture in the office. This is the moment you detest; that moment when you question whether to “pull the […]

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By admin August 23, 2016

Jan
12
2016
Are Your Employees Engaged or Empowered?

Most business owners know that the employees are key to a company’s success. As a matter of fact, they are the most important asset in your business! Staffing at all levels must be actively engaged in the company and stand by the services it provides to clients, as well as empowered to get things done […]

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By admin January 12, 2016

Oct
13
2015
Generation X: How to Train and Manage Them

Today’s Human Resources conundrum is that an army of Millennials are joining the workforce while so many Baby Boomers are staying employed past retirement age. And let’s not forget about Generation Y/Z and their supreme tech fluency! Could it be that we’ve forgotten about Generation X, the folks stuck woefully in between? For those who […]

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By admin October 13, 2015

Sep
22
2015
Back to Basics – Key Executive Concerns

The business world has experienced massive, unprecedented change over the past few years. The rush to mobile, the rise of ecommerce and the do-more-with-less attitude is noticeable in nearly all industries. Within this altered corporate environment, business owners have developed a new list of EXECUTIVE CONCERNS. Despite these recent challenges, however, successful business owners are […]

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By admin September 22, 2015

Jun
23
2015
Just Because It Worked in the Past…Should You Still Be Doing It? (Change Can Be Good!)

Savvy business owners know that to be successful over the long term they must evolve to changing times. That’s just the way it is – as the market and demand for products and services changes, so too must the business in order to thrive not just survive! For instance: Do you use a Manual or […]

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By admin June 23, 2015

Apr
21
2015
It’s ALL About RESPECT

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” –Albert Einstein When I was a kid (oh so many years ago) my dad’s favorite words to my brother and I were, “if you give respect, you get respect”.  My dad was a successful salesman […]

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By admin April 21, 2015

Mar
19
2015
What to Do When You Think an Employee Has Not Been Truthful

It probably starts out as just a nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right. It may stay that way for a while along with that second sense that there’s trouble afoot, or it can just escalate quickly into something much larger. It’s always a disquieting feeling because all employers want their employees to be honest; […]

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By admin March 19, 2015

Feb
20
2015
Being Trapped by Employees (Part 2)

In our last blog post we discussed the various reasons how and why employers and managers feel trapped by employees. In this post we’re going to discuss some of what you can do about it. Remember, this employee has trapped you for various reasons; if one of those reasons is that they know more about […]

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By admin February 20, 2015