So You’ve Been Promoted, Now What?

So You’ve Been Promoted, Now What?

I started my career at UPS and worked there for many years. Back then, they had a big promote-from-within culture (and they still do). One day, I was a driver. The next day, I walked in wearing a suit and tie. My first operations assignment was overseeing other...
Is Remote Work a Business Necessity?

Is Remote Work a Business Necessity?

When I first started consulting 19 years ago, I worked from a home office and people told me it was seen as a detriment. People told me I wouldn’t be taken seriously without a brick-and-mortar office. Fast forward to 19 years later and we’ve come pretty...
Lessons Learned from the John Maxwell Certification

Lessons Learned from the John Maxwell Certification

One of the challenges to being a consultant is working on your own self-development. Remember that old saying that oftentimes it’s the cobbler’s kids that have no shoes? That can certainly be true of consultants, too. For me, I realized it was becoming true because I...
The Here-To-Stay Workplace Trends HR Shouldn’t Fear

The Here-To-Stay Workplace Trends HR Shouldn’t Fear

There are plenty of articles circulating about 2018 human resources trends. But I don’t view these trends as prognostications. They’re already here. What we will see in the coming years is more of an upswell. For all of these trends, HR professionals need to be the...
The Key To Employee-Empowering Leadership

The Key To Employee-Empowering Leadership

What is a true leader? As an HR consultant for the past 17 years and partner at my company, a firm dedicated to providing more management horsepower for businesses, I’ve seen many different kinds of leaders, some highly effective and some less so. I think one of the...
Five Qualities To Improve To Be An Effective Leader

Five Qualities To Improve To Be An Effective Leader

Leadership is not about the title. It’s about whether someone is following you. Leadership is about who you’re being, rather than what you’re doing. What does it take to be a real leader? Being a leader forces us to make tough decisions every day. We’ll be crippled if...