Why I Started Checking for Resilience

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00March 15th, 2016|accountability, business growth, human resources, leadership, recruiting, team building|

I was watching Barbara Corcoran’s TED Talk on Rethinking Failure. One of the key messages that popped out for me was the ability to handle failure. Her message was that her successes always came on the heels of failure. One of the qualities that helps a person recover from failure is resilience. It is the [...]

10 Steps to Climbing the Corporate Ladder

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00November 5th, 2015|accountability, action plans, business growth, goal setting, human resources|

I put this together for a client group, which resulted in a fantastic booklet with action steps and exercises. Here are the highlights. Step 1: Know where you want to go. Each step in your career takes you in a direction. Are you going where you want to go? Take some time to evaluate where you [...]

Happy First Day of the Last Half of the Year

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00July 1st, 2015|accountability, business analysis|

Half the year has past and half of the year remains. What can you do to make the most of the rest of the year? Track and Analyze Your Year to Date Results What has your total revenue been so far? Your profit? If you have been in business for more than a year, what is [...]

How to Make People Accountable

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00May 9th, 2015|accountability, human resources, performance management, team building|

In an ideal world, you have hired motivated, self-directed people who will actually punish themselves more than you ever could for not meeting objectives. Those are the people who get a performance management review that has a dozen or more glowing comments and all they remember is the one ‘needs improvement’. However, in the real [...]