When I wrote about using hockey as a retention strategy, I wasn’t really writing about hockey, per se. I was writing about meaning.
It’s a strange thing, how we think about business and work being separate from life. Or how we think that executives and business leaders are one-dimensional and all about profit.
I’m the president of a … Read More »
Gotta confess: you’re not about to hear the usual recruiting-and-retention advice from me.
If you’re in a small town and working hard to attract and keep your skilled professionals, or recruiting specialists for far-flung international locales…
…then you already know it can be hard to hire great employees.
It can be even harder to keep them.
So this time around, I’m not going … Read More »
If there was ever a time to make a list, it’s now. The new year inspires us to itemize old practices that aren’t working and make a checklist of new, innovative ideas.
To be a great manager with an engaged, motivated, happy team, your to-do list is all about tossing motivational techniques that aren’t delivering and seeking new incentives to test. Whether you lead a tiny staff at a startup, a group of 60 at a large organization or a handful of pros gathered for a short-term project, finding a leadership style that energizes your team is crucial.
Nobody is born a great leader, being a strong leader is learned. As in many leadership roles it is a never ending self analysis and improvement process. First you have to understand the concept of leadership itself and how it can benefit and empower people around you. Here are five qualities of a great leader.
Being creative isn’t just for artists, authors, and musicians. All of us can, and should, think about our careers creatively – working with the raw materials at hand to make something unique. In the context of career development, these raw materials might include your education and training accomplishments, past working experiences, interests and hobbies, volunteer … Read More »