From Quitting to Crying in 6 Months

I was listening to a podcast, and the host told a story about the best boss he ever had on a particular episode. When he said, “I went from quitting to crying in 6 months,” it caught my attention. Below is an excerpt from that show. “I was so frustrated with my job and was…

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5 specific questions to ask to delight ad actually retain top talent

Companies can decrease turnover by implementing the valuable practice of the “Stay Interview” with current employees. Stay Interviews are certainly not a brand-new concept, but the current employment climate has forced companies to consider its relevance in the war for talent. This article is an updated version from the original written in 2018, and some things have changed. The…

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WE ALL NEED PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY

One of the greatest threats to breakthrough innovation and growth will be organizations that stifle differing opinions or worse, those that don’t reward engaging in different ideas. One book that I recently completed by Adam Grant, “Think Again”, has an entire chapter devoted to Psychological Safety. Which is fostering a climate of respect trust and openness…

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Leaders Don’t Use Enough CRIME

CRIME is an acronym that I like to use so that leaders can focus on learning the human side of leading.  Leaders are being challenged today like never before. The reason is there’s more information coming at us at a faster rate. Progress is happening daily instead of being measured by years. In 1969, two brave astronauts…

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Please – STOP Having Bad Meetings

Most leaders understand that a 1×1 is important.  Why are we so bad at them?  Bad 1×1’s lead to disengaged employees which become turnover and low retention rates.  This in turn is hurting your ability to attract top talent and if you do attract top talent, it hurts your ability keep them. I understand how…

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Does your culture breed disengagement?

How many times have you sat in an interview and the prospective employer said, “You know, our culture really sucks here?” My assumption, and not a very bold one, is that has never happened. Why is that? As an employer, how many times have you been interviewing a prospective employee and they have said “I…

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Passing the Reins to Generation X

Sandwiched between two behemoth generations, lies the lesser discussed, Generation X. Born between 1965 and 1978, Xers have a tendency to be overlooked in research studies since statistics generally lean towards encompassing mass. This is unfortunate since many of these, independent thinking (possibly once rebellious), latch-key kids have turned into great leaders. As a matter…

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