Set SMART goals for 2014

Posted on January 9, 2014

“The problem with New Year’s resolutions – and resolutions to ‘get in better shape’ in general, which are very amorphous – is that people try to adopt too many behavioral changes at once. It doesn’t work. I don’t care if … Continued

Making the Most of a Second Chance

Posted on January 9, 2014

“There’s nothing as exciting as a comeback—seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.” —Rachel Griffiths I was honored to address 27 high school graduates of the Urban Corps Charter School last week. I shared … Continued

5 Ways CEOs Can Better Balance Their Business and Family Life

Posted on October 29, 2013

Finding The Illusive Balance Between Work and Family Life CEOs endure an incredible amount of pressure – both from the business end of the spectrum and from the family side. While the needs of the company always seem to take … Continued

How to Attract the Best Employees

Posted on October 26, 2013

Your Employees Define Your Organization – It Is Crucial To Attract The Right Ones! Attracting the best and brightest of employees is a learned process. While gut instincts will get a hiring manager only so far, creating a company culture … Continued

How to Create a Winning Company Culture

Posted on October 23, 2013

Creating a Winning Company Culture Is Vital To Running A Successful Business! Your company culture may be determined by directly asking your employees. The responses gleaned by asking, “What does our company stand for?” can provide input as to where … Continued

6 Keys Every C-Level Executive Needs To Know About Social Media

Posted on October 12, 2013

Every sixty seconds, one hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube, seven hundred YouTube video links are shared on Twitter, nearly six hundred new websites are created, two million new searches are Googled, and hundreds of thousands of images are … Continued

Peer Advisory Groups Give Leaders an Advantage – Which Group Stands Out?

Posted on July 1, 2013

Peer Advisory Groups Provide Coaching, Collaboration, and Networking Opportunities Recent studies of executive level leaders at well-known companies have uncovered a common trend – these leaders spend a significant amount of their time surrounded by others. This is a direct … Continued

How To Fire an Employee Gracefully

Posted on June 29, 2013

Firing Employees is a Critical Decision for Leaders You’ve coached, trained, supported, and fostered an environment that should be conducive for success for anyone at your office. After much conversation, performance planning, and documented discussions, you’ve finally made the decision … Continued

How to Be An Effective Interviewer

Posted on June 28, 2013

Learn To Interview Effectively and You’ll Hire Better Team Members! Becoming an effective interviewer is a learned skill. It is a systematic, step-by-step process that can help decision makers weed out those prospective employees who may appear fit for the … Continued

Motivating an Employee – Not a “One Size Fits All” Approach

Posted on June 27, 2013

A question often posed in HR circles and leadership forums is “how do I motivate an employee?” This is a puzzle that most leaders would love to solve. While there is no one size fits all approach to motivating an … Continued