Hubris: The Silent Killer of Business

Posted on January 11, 2017 by | Leave a comment

The common rhetoric for businesses today is to focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. There seems to be a notion that to be a good leader you can do no wrong, you must exude confidence and make decisions with no hesitation. I see this regularly among failing small businesses. When owners see ... read more

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Bring the “Human” Back into HR

Posted on September 17, 2016 by | Leave a comment

While in the past the human resources department has typically been the place employees go to for their payroll, but today there is a lot more to be expected from HR then just a weekly check. Now human resources are not just a place to inquire about paid time off, maternity leave or paycheck deducti... read more

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How to Fast Track Employee Disengagement

Posted on July 24, 2016 by | Leave a comment

Employee engagement is enough to send most employers over the edge. It seems so straightforward and simple, yet all of your efforts seem to fall flat. That doesn’t mean that you’re doing everything wrong, in fact, you might have some great ideas but you have some wrong things that are pushing th... read more

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Fear Factor: Why Employees Won’t Speak Up

Posted on July 16, 2016 by | Leave a comment

Open communication is a key factor to have a more productive, efficient and successful business but many employees would much rather keep their concerns or opinion to themselves. So why are employees more inclined to just ignore or neglect to bring light to things that could potentially save time, m... read more

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Freedom Workers – The Next Big Thing

Posted on June 26, 2016 by | Leave a comment

For as long as most of us can remember, the structure of our work lives has been fairly conventional: we have managers at the top who supervise us and determine what needs to get done; and we work the same eight hours a day (or more), five days a week. Over the last decade or so, progressive busines... read more

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10 Warning Signs Your Employees Are About To Quit

Posted on April 16, 2016 by | Leave a comment

Every employee you take on will think about quitting at one time or another. Some of them will decide to stay with your company while others will seek greener pastures. While losing valuable members of your team is inevitable, it's important to know when a person is most likely to quit. Knowing this... read more

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Hierarchy Of Needs Applied To Employee Engagement

Posted on March 12, 2016 by | Leave a comment

Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist who created the Hierarchy of Needs, a theory which argued that psychological health was dependent on the fulfilling of needs in order of priority. This theory put forward the idea that humans must have their basic needs met in order to pursue their own... read more

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Toxic Workers – What to Watch Out For

Posted on February 14, 2016 by | Leave a comment

It is an unfortunate fact of life that there will always be gossipers and those who will spread gossip, though never create it. Nowhere else is this fact more evident than in the office workplace. It is beyond any doubt that almost every office worker will have to deal with a situation created by... read more

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What to Do About Our Toxic Workers

Posted on February 7, 2016 by | Leave a comment

We’ve all come across workers who seem to do nothing other than bring negativity to the workplace. Most of them are just annoying. Many can be highly inappropriate. And there are some who are not just uncaring but also adept at scheming, backstabbing, and pressing well beyond moral or ethical boun... read more

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Grassroots Leadership

Posted on January 30, 2016 by | Leave a comment

Our Collective Responsibility  Strategically Being Tactical  “The most important thing the captain can do is to see the ship from the eyes of the crew.” Commander D. Michael Abrashoff.  US Navy - USS BENFOLD INTRODUCTION The business environment has undergone dramatic transform... read more

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