Just the other day I was working with a brand new client. They hadn’t ever utilized a firm such as ours and didn’t understand all the benefits surrounding our services. I spoke with her for quite some time regarding our features and benefits and explained that Omaha is known for its small to medium sized
Recently, I have been attending a professional development class, and one of the lessons we just completed was on the topic of “Playing to Your Strengths.”
This philosophy is something Marcus Buckingham has done a significant amount of research on. During this class, we discussed various topics that outlined our current thought process. If you think
Employees appreciate feedback – all kinds of feedback. Whether it’s constructive criticism or something on a positive note, they want to know how they're doing and where they can improve (or at least they should). As a manager/supervisor you should be giving feedback. This could be weekly, monthly, quarterly, or anytime you feel necessary.
So, I was flipping through channels earlier this week when I stumbled upon Gladiator, the superb movie with Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. If you haven't seen Gladiator you need to stop what you're doing and go watch it ASAP. Seriously. Stop reading this blog, and go watch it!
What is accountability? The word itself brings up painful memories of blame, failure, finger wagging, and "I told you so." However, it doesn't have to be that way. It shouldn't be a response to something going wrong. Accountability should be something we all commit to, as a way to prevent something from ever going wrong
With the New Year in progress, 2015 hiring will continue to remain a top priority as companies experience an upswing in business demands and pre-recession growth opportunities. Yet, the daunting task of hiring the “perfect “candidate for last year’s vacancy remains to be checked off.
The New Year is almost upon us and if the end of 2014 is any indication, there are clear signs that business is on an upward trend and candidates are slim to none. It's the time of year when you need to think past the holidays, the holiday parties, and the requests off. Start putting
Have you ever asked an employee what motivates them? You may think money is what motivates them but that is not always the case. There is no doubt a solid compensation is beneficial in retaining top talent, but there are more things that motivate employees. Knowing what motivates your employees is important because it allows
Do you find yourself wondering why job candidates are not accepting your offers? Are you frustrated that your office is getting further and further behind? Are employees getting stressed out because the additional responsibilities are leading to underperformance? Are your own tenured employees exiting the company for new opportunities that are more enticing?
I recently changed positions with my company and as I continue to gain knowledge and learn my new role, I have come to the realization that I cannot help everyone. Until just recently, I have always been a people pleaser and I have been the person to say “yes” to any request. Over the last