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    • 07 Nov

      Three Hiring Tips to Help You Hire the Best Employees

      Millions of Americans went to the polls this week in the United States to essentially hire candidates to fill scores of governmental positions for their states. Election day also mercifully brought an end to the campaign season. Although Americans may not typically think of campaigns as job interviews or hiring decisions, that is precisely what the electorate engages in when they cast their votes. Unfortunately, the process is usually long and messy, decisions are often not carefully considered, and mistakes are frequently made. That is just the name of the game when democracy is practiced in a representative republic. However, if the hiring practices in your company can also be characterized as messy, inefficient, and error-prone, you need to reexamine how your organization goes about selecting new employees because chronic long-term mistakes can be fatal to your enterprise. The following are some suggestions to for improving your hiring process, which will in turn improve the overall health of your business.  ...Read More

    • 12 Oct

      How to Become an Indispensable Employee

      The job market is fluid, and depending on the economy and other internal factors, organizations can find themselves needing to cut workers or restructure to stay afloat or streamline expenses.  ...Read More

    • 03 Sep

      Labor Day Is Good for Leaders, Too

      Have you ever really stopped to consider why Americans celebrate Labor Day? Most people enjoy it because the extra day off gives them a three-day weekend at the end of summer for one final barbeque or one last getaway before school. Few people reflect on the movement that forged the holiday's existence or the sacrifices of the laborers who ardently pushed for its creation. It is likely that even fewer reflect on how the principles behind Labor Day can be just as beneficial for employers as they are to employees. However, this federal holiday serves as a great reminder of the symbiotic and mutually beneficial relationship between labor and management.  ...Read More

    • 31 Jul

      The Principle of Reciprocity Can Work for You

      Quid pro quo is a noun that means something given or received for something else, which is very close to its original Latin meaning of something for something. Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster repeatedly used the term in conversation as Foster's character, FBI agent Clarice Starling, interviewed Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins) in 1991's Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs. This famous film relationship, which also garnered each of them an Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, was based on the principle of reciprocity. Obviously, reciprocity paid off for these two stars and their on-screen personas, and it can pay dividends for you, too, if handled in the proper manner.  ...Read More

    • 17 Jul

      Leadership Development –Six Tips for Delegating Tasks in the Workplace

      An important leadership skill that any good leader must master is the ability to delegate tasks. This is especially difficult for “helicopter managers” (those who hover over employees, micromanaging every aspect of a task). Conversely, there are other managers who delegate just about everything to others to avoid actually working themselves.  ...Read More

    • 29 Jun

      Achieving Your GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALS!

      What do 2018 World Cup teams and your business have in common? You both need goals to survive and advance. Achieving goals isn't easy either on the soccer field or in the corporate world, but there are lessons we can learn from elite World Cup teams that can be applied to managing companies.  ...Read More

    • 16 May

      How To Turn Failure into Successful Goal Achievement

      Sometimes we set goals for ourselves that we are unable to achieve for one reason or another. What should you do when you fail to meet a goal? While it can be easy to "throw in the towel" and give up on your goal, here are some other options to consider: ...Read More

    • 12 Mar

      Six Keys to Effective Modern Leadership

      As we sail through the 21st century, the critical need for effective leadership is becoming more and more obvious. It is so apparent that graduate courses in leadership studies are popping up in universities all over the country! Finally, the importance of leadership and the qualities that define a true leader are getting the recognition they deserve. While there are many definitions of leadership, here is one that we think fits the bill: ...Read More

    • 26 Feb

      The Importance of Following Through

      Nearly two weeks ago, an armed teenager walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and killed seventeen people.  Over a month before this massacre took place, the Federal Bureau of Investigation received information from a concerned citizen identifying the killer as dangerous based on the facts that he was armed, had previously exhibited violent behaviors, and was making threatening comments online.  This tip came into the FBI Public Access Line and should have been forwarded to the Miami Field Office for further investigation, but it never was.  The FBI's failure to follow through with protocol, coupled with failures by the Broward County Sheriff's Office, allowed for the loss of many innocent lives. ...Read More