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Leaders often report having ‘too many meetings’ but can’t explain what’s accomplished by attending them. Turn your meeting from time-wasters to productivity makers with these 6 steps to worthwhile meetings.  Imagine: Your second employee calls in for the day, you have an upset customer waiting to...

COVID19's impact is lasting; keeping the focus on employee engagement Five areas to stay focused on So many facets of HR (Human Resources) are being brought to the forefront of organizations.  The landscape is changing daily, but one thing remains constant, the human and emotional side of...

“Effective immediately, plan to work from home, until further notice.”  Woah, wait, what? How does that work? We’ve never been able to work from home. How am I supposed to know if my employees are getting their work done? Did you wake up this past week and...

Bottom of the ninth, bases loaded… We’re all familiar with baseball metaphors. In business, it isn’t always the case that a single swing of the bat will win the championship, of course. Favorable field conditions, good morale, and a whole team of talented players are...

As I have shared in earlier posts, when it comes to managing others, there are a variety of approaches and styles.  The biggest obstacle I continue to see in the manager-employee work relationship is a lack of communication.  I am not talking about managers telling...

I remember being a new manager.  I want to find those employees and apologize.  I didn’t know how to lead others. I followed a checklist and had a rigid communication approach. As we learned in my previous blogs, we all have different styles and preferences in...

I received an email from a business leader titled, “Can't we all just get along?” The majority of the team were six-figure employees but spent much of their time on elementary-age behaviors! They were gossiping to their employees about work frustrations, withholding critical information from peers,...