Hardships Make for Extraordinary Blessings

CS Lewis said, “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”  Trying times can threaten to overcome us in the moment, but if we endure, they can often result in great blessings.  This month, I want to share a personal story to provide hope...

Facing Fears with Change

Happy August!  H. P. Lovecraft said, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” Fear is a powerful emotion.  It can drive us to make changes. It can paralyze us. Business owners...

Giving Feedback without Creating Fireworks

Happy July! This month, I want to discuss helpful and appropriate feedback.  Giving frequent feedback—good and bad—is important to the growth of your employees. Many employers unfortunately wait until the end-of-the-year reviews to consider successes and failures. I...

Coaching

Happy June!  Summer, here we come!  This month I want to discuss coaching.  I have talked before about utilizing a coach.  Now, I want to talk about being a coach.  I have been blessed with three different coaches across my nine-plus years...

Bridging the Gap

Happy May! Congratulations to all those who are graduating.  Since we are in the midst of graduation season, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the expectations of employers and new graduates.  Typically, employers and recent graduates have...

Luck in Hiring

Happy March!  Spring is upon us!  With March also comes St. Patrick’s Day. How often have you heard about the “luck o’ the Irish” at this time? This made me think about the need for luck in hiring. Strong companies rely on solid employees if they want to...

Work/Life Balance

Happy February!  Last month, someone posed the following questions to me regarding ProRecruiters: Why do we exist; What is our purpose; and How do we contribute to a better world? How I responded surprised me; it was inspiring and made me feel incredibly proud....

SMART Goals

Happy 2017!  A new year brings an opportunity to reflect on goals from the past year, and to set goals for the next one. Though I certainly love the rest and relaxation that come with the holiday season, I eagerly anticipate the busyness and excitement of the...

Giving Thanks

Happy November!  We are quickly approaching Thanksgiving, which is a time for expressing gratitude.  This month, I want to talk about the power of expressing gratitude.  In November, we end every week by sharing what we are grateful for. The items do...

Facing Your Fears

Happy October and fall!  This month, my team and I are doing a team building exercise focusing on fears.  Facing them and overcoming them.  Fear is a very powerful emotion.  It is there to protect us from harm but if we allow it, it can be so...