• Will You Take Returns?

    Many organizations are finding the competition for new hires to be challenging at best so why not consider bringing former employees who left in good standing?  These are sometimes referred to boomerang employees and are typically people who left  you to pursue a job they thought was perfect—but maybe it didn’t work that way so they might be willing to return.The good news is you know the quality of their work and they know your culture.  They will return having h...

  • Big Sky – Big Ideas

    “There’s so much sky here,” my friend exclaimed.  “No more than where you live,” I answered.  “The difference is that you can see more of it in the west.”  Where I live now – with wide open spaces and the ability to see over 100 miles from my backyard – is much different from where I used to live – where he still lives – with trees obscuring your line of site and blocking the ability to see as much of...

  • Successful On-Boarding Programs: Tips From The Manager’s Answer Book

    Somewhere along the way you’ve probably heard that “you never second chance to make a first impression.”  This is certainly true when it comes to on-boarding you new staff members. So, take the time to do it right the first time because a well-crafted and well-executed on-boarding process is the first step toward engaging and retaining your new hires. You spend a lot of time and money you spend on hiring great new people. You want them to know they made the right...

  • Present With Confidence: Tips From The Manager’s Answer Book

    Recently I attended a presentation about historical events in my community. It was interesting and informative and the presenter was very knowledgeable about the subject. However, as someone who has attended and given numerous presentations in my career, I couldn't help but be distracted by certain things he said and did.

  • Crystal Clear?

    I always enjoy reading Jena McGregor’s columns in the Washington Post. She writes about leadership, corporate management and governance and workplace trends.  She started 2019 with predictions about what to expect in the coming months.  No surprise, issues regarding workplace harassment and misconduct, diversity, workplace flexibility and gender equity will continue to gain attention. Her column also talked about less obvious challenges that leaders can expect to face.

  • Crystal Clear?

    I always enjoy reading Jena McGregor’s columns in the Washington Post. She writes about leadership, corporate management and governance and workplace trends.  She started 2019 with predictions about what to expect in the coming months.  No surprise, issues regarding workplace harassment and misconduct, diversity, workplace flexibility and gender equity will continue to gain attention. Her column also talked about less obvious challenges that leaders can expect to face.

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