I recently learned about the #GratitudeChallenge and I eagerly signed up when the invitation came to my inbox. What’s not to love about putting some extra energy toward gratitude? I received the daily email prompts and tried to give some thought to each exercise. Unfortunately, the timing just wasn’t great. I am generally a very … Continue reading My Gratitude Challenge
The truth is that all companies need HR. But not all companies need the same type or same amount of HR. The laws are in place for all, so compliance is an issue across the board. At some point, all companies will need to hire. Some may do it once a day, others maybe once … Continue reading Outsourcing is NOT a 4 Letter Word!
Business Owner: We want to install a points-based attendance policy for the company. Me: Why? Business Owner: I’m tired of Linda and Fred coming in late and leaving early. And George isn’t taking lunch so he can leave early. Me: That’s 3 of your 20 employees. How about we deal with these employees and take … Continue reading Is it 'us' versus 'them'?
Sometimes you can find inspiration in the strangest places. This week, I found it during candlelight church service on Christmas Eve. Pastor John had me from the beginning – he began his sermon with a statement about how the scriptures of the Bible tell the story of the inclusiveness of Jesus’ birth. (Inclusion? I was … Continue reading I found the true meaning of…inclusion.
I’ve been thinking a lot about coaching. I find myself more and more being asked to coach clients/owners/managers on how to be better bosses, better leaders. I recently assisted an employee through the journey of finding his passion and purpose in his career. Last week, I sat with a management team frustrated with their leader … Continue reading Coaching
It may be a taboo topic in some respects, but I still believe lines of professionalism are alive and well. Becoming harder to see and more blurry, perhaps, but still there. There are just some things you do and do not do in your professional world. Social media, for example. I do not ‘friend’ clients … Continue reading Can We Talk About Professionalism?
A friend came to me wanting to talk about making a career change. He had been in his current field for a while and he didn’t particularly care for the company he was working for, he felt the field was moving in a bad direction, he wasn’t being compensated according to the market, etc. When … Continue reading Want to be happy at work? Find your two P’s – Purpose and Passion!
Today is July 22, 2019. 3 months to my 40th birthday (eek!) 40 days to college football kickoff (Go Buckeyes!) 23 days until my kids go back to school (hallelujah!) I have a lot of countdowns going on right now; a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks and months. The thing I've … Continue reading A little perspective…