Going the Distance

Going the Distance

In my previous post, I used the movie Field of Dreams to illustrate how if we build the right infrastructure in our businesses, the best candidates will come to us. But that’s only the start. If you recall in the movie, the main character had to not just build the...
Why You’re Not Meeting Your Business Goals

Why You’re Not Meeting Your Business Goals

Have you ever had this experience? Setting a business goal. It “doesn’t work.” So, you change the goal. Here’s why moving your targets is harmful for your business, what to do instead, and how to know when it’s really time to pull the plug on a...
If You Build It, They Will Come

If You Build It, They Will Come

Most of us know that famous phrase uttered by the voice in the corn field in the movie Field of Dreams. Of course, it referred to building a ball field so that long-gone ball players could come back and play the game again. In today’s context, I’d like to talk about...
How To Become The Leader Your Team Needs

How To Become The Leader Your Team Needs

I recently had the opportunity to hear John Maxwell speak. Being a certified speaker through the John Maxwell Team, I feel I’ve learned a lot from his teachings. But in this speech, he said something that really hit home for me: The greatest performance gap is...
How to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

How to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

When you’re thinking about turning your passion into your own business, the pull can often feel too strong to ignore. You may have even considered leaving the comfort and security of your current job to pursue that passion. But before you do, you want to make...
The Two Biggest Employee Demotivators

The Two Biggest Employee Demotivators

If you care about getting business results, there are two things you’re probably doing that you need to stop doing now. One of those things? Giving cost of living raises. Yes, I’m telling you to stop giving cost of living raises. Find out why (and why they can harm...
Developing Organizational Leadership at Every Level

Developing Organizational Leadership at Every Level

Most studies show that on average, 60% of new managers fail within their first 24 months in a new position. Furthermore, according to Steve Smith, author of Managing for Success: Practical Advice for Managers, the main reason new managers fail is that they were never...
Leveraging HR to Drive Business Results

Leveraging HR to Drive Business Results

I recently had the honor of joining Dr. Diane Hamilton on her radio show about leveraging HR to drive business results. On the show, Diane and I talk about: • What the employment brand is and how it affects your organization’s marketing brand • What happens when HR is...
6 Guidelines for Creating Real Culture Change

6 Guidelines for Creating Real Culture Change

Recently, I shared about the importance of organizational development in creating organizational culture change. This time, I’m sharing six things we can look at that would really drive culture change. 1. A clear strategic vision. Do we have a clear strategic vision?...