4 Ways to Stop Yourself Before You Assume Incorrectly

  November 14, 2018

When you assume, you make a a-… I’m not going to say it. But you know it’s true. Let’s face it. Assumptions contribute in a major way to workplace miscommunication. Assumptions are something taken as fact when there’s no proof. They’re often preconceived misconceptions about a situation, person, group, or task – likely based on past … Continued

4 Ways to Stop Workplace Negativity In Its Tracks

  October 12, 2018

According to a study conducted by Harvard Business Review, 98% of employees have reported experiencing negativity in the workplace.* That means 2% of those surveyed simply must not be telling the truth. Honestly, who hasn’t experienced workplace negativity in some way or form? I know what you’re thinking – “This doesn’t happen at my organization.” … Continued

Time to Revise These 3 Training Lies [Fact vs Fiction]

  March 29, 2018

58% of managers reported they haven’t been given actual management training.* Yikes. Despite hiring candidates who would likely be great leaders, we aren’t taking the steps to train them on actually leading a team. This training gap gets costly. According to the Association for Talent Development, companies that offer comprehensive training programs have 218% higher … Continued

Are emails making you crazy?

  January 18, 2018

Poor communication has been a major reoccurring challenge for our clients. We want to help you manage your email better in 2018. We’re all inundated with emails, aren’t we? Even though email helps us run our professional lives, it can also, very literally, run your professional life. “Just one more email – and then I’ll … Continued

Improve Communication In Your Team [TIPS]

  January 18, 2018

With the Holiday Season barely behind us, the beginning lyrics of the song, “Do You Hear What I Hear…?” playing on radios and in retail stores has been ringing in my head, causing me to think about communications in the workplace. Today’s workplace employs multiple generations, with different verbal and writing styles, plus a variety … Continued

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

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

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

Are Your Job Descriptions Working Hard Enough?

  September 4, 2016

“When they understand their role in the business, 91% of Employees will work toward its success.” Bill Quirke The bad news is this plummets to 23% when employees don’t feel a connection. Poor—or nonexistent—job descriptions can be a missed opportunity or contribute to the problem. Not a “Necessary Evil” Job descriptions perform key functions: Supporting … Continued