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?...
Change Management Tips for Business Leaders

Change Management Tips for Business Leaders

Oftentimes as leaders, we’re forced to change our bearings and decide on a different direction for our organization. While we know that this change is in the best interest of our organization, we forget that our employees might find the change to be disorienting and...
Employee Pay vs. the Market

Employee Pay vs. the Market

Does your pay reflect where the market is right now? When was the last time you looked at what the market was doing? A while back, I had an organization come to me because they were losing bids for work and they couldn’t figure out why. Find out what pay had to do...
How to Fight Communication Breakdowns

How to Fight Communication Breakdowns

Communication is key in all relationships, from personal to professional. However, sometimes even the strongest teams can suffer from poor communication. This breakdown can be especially problematic when employees are scrambling to complete a major project or meet a...