Building a Great Team

Over years of successes and failures, we have developed a process, both internally and externally, to identify stealer employees. We have an unconventional approach to growing our database of candidates.   Instead of taking on each and every applicant, we carefully...

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...

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...

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...

Facing Fears in Business

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...

The Leader That Lets Go

With summer coming to a close I can’t help but think of the phrase, “Lazy Days of Summer.” As a business owner, summer can be a good time to get away. But as most of you have probably experienced, getting away doesn’t always mean disconnecting. Each year I have...