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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 [...]

Did You Just Get Back from a Conference? Here’s What to Do!

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00November 11th, 2015|business coaching, networking, team building|

If you are like many of us, when you go to a conference, you get inspired, take great notes, meet new people, refresh acquaintances, and then go home. Not much happens after that. We have the best of intentions. The event was fantastic; there was so much to learn; you wish you could have gone [...]

Giving Feedback Isn’t As Hard As You Think

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00October 6th, 2015|human resources, performance management, team building|

To be effective managers, we need to manage our employees and their performance. One of the most powerful ways to guide and coach our team members is by providing feedback. Yet providing feedback seems so hard to do. We often want to avoid pain, either our pain in facing the issue or the possible pain [...]

How To Succeed at Hiring an Assistant

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00August 25th, 2015|human resources, team building|

You have reached the point of not being able to do it all yourself, not knowing how to do it all, or you want to leverage your talents and delegate the stuff that you just aren't good at. Excellent. Now you need to hire someone. Here is a handful of tips that I have gathered [...]

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 [...]

OMG! I have a team! Now what?!! Some tips on team management

By |2018-12-11T04:11:34+00:00February 3rd, 2015|team building|

Back in my corporate days, this is the time of year where everyone would be scrambling to complete performance reviews. Employees would draft the review based on their perceived performance compared to their goals. Managers would edit and approve the reviews. Senior management would provide final approvals. To support the process, my HR colleagues and [...]