Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire Prevention Month, How to Keep Great Employees

  October 10, 2017

For jobs earning less than $50,000 per year, or more than 40 percent of U.S. jobs, the average cost of replacing an employee amounts to fully 20 percent of the person’s annual salary.   Fire, Fire, Fire! In honor of fire prevention month, I’d like to talk about firing employees, or rather how to not get … Continued

Am I an Underutilized Employee, Or Do I Employ an Underutilized Employee?

  September 14, 2017

  Are you unsure what an underutilized employee is? Are you possibly an underutilized employee and you aren’t sure how to approach your supervisor? Take a minute to let Theresa, help you get the conversation started, no matter which side of the desk you sit on. The videos below contain some tips on how to start … Continued

Oh No You Didn’t! – 4 Ways to Diffuse Disrespectful Situations

  July 10, 2017

Employees: If this is happening to you, Take an inventory of the situation by writing down actions you can control and actions you cannot. Mentally ‘let go’ of all those things you can’t control. Focus on what you can control and map out the steps you are going to do next to help resolve the situation. … Continued

Does Your Boss Think You Are Their #1 Asset?

  April 1, 2017

Let us help you Strengthen Your Company From Within so that Everyone and Everything Works Better Together! Watch how an “Indiana Best Places to Work” did just that!

Stop Waiting for Your Manager to Give You What You Need

  October 1, 2016

“71% of Employees feel managers don’t spend enough time explaining goals and plans.” PDP Solutions When you don’t understand your company’s strategy, you’re missing information you need to succeed: Knowing where your company is going Understanding how your job fits into the strategy Getting clear on your important priorities and challenges Seeing how you can … Continued

Do Your Employees Know What You Want?

  August 1, 2016

“90% of Performance Reviews are painful and ineffective.” Society for Human Resource Management Before you say, “It’s different here,” think about how you let people know what you expect. Performance Reviews that Underperform Too many companies rely on annual performance reviews to do the whole job. These can fall short for a few reasons. Often … Continued

The F Word for Bad Bosses

  April 1, 2016

Effective Feedback can lead to happier employees “50% Who don’t feel valued by their boss plan to look for another job in the next year” (Source: OfficeVibe) Let’s talk about feedback. You don’t need to be a “bad boss” to shudder at the thought of giving negative feedback to an employee. Take a moment and … Continued

The Agility Shift

  February 1, 2016

Statistic: Organizations that display agility generate 30% higher profits than non-agile companies. www.pamela-meyer.com  The Agility Shift  After attending the October 2015 Chicago SHRM full-day conference, I spent some time reflecting about one of the topics in particular, “agility”. One of my favorite speakers, Dr. Pamela Meyer, spoke about the importance of organizations and leaders becoming more … Continued

Accountability or abuse of power?

  February 1, 2015

Is it the lack of accountability or a leader’s self-assigned entitlement of power that disrupts a company business model? Opinions and criticisms are tweeted, posted, and rehashed at the speed of light on this topic. Despite the new layer of social transparency, the abuse of power seems to over shadow accountability more than ever. Great … Continued