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Category Archives: Management

How to Hire Evergreen Talent

I was meeting with a client who is the CEO of a hospital and he mentioned to me that his new HR Director just filled two key positions that her predecessor was unable to fill. Beginner’s luck? I don’t think so. There are many reasons why hiring efforts fail. In the interest of time, let […]

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Three Timeless Tips for Tactful Terminations

Imagine finding out through a Tweet that you’ve been fired. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson doesn’t have to imagine this, as this actually just happened to him. A senior State Department official said Tillerson learned of the president’s official decision from Trump’s tweet and that he was never informed directly by the White House that […]

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Three Things to Consider as You Wind Down the Year

As you wind down the year, here are some things to consider. Is talent now seeking us out? If not, what will you do differently in the new year? Are there people on your team that you’re secretly hoping others will poach? What’s your plan to change this? How personally satisfied would you be if […]

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How to Thank Your Employees All Year Long

Are you guilty of thanking your people only on special holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas? Research on employee engagement consistently shows, that how you feel is often more important than what you earn. In a study funded by Make Their Day, an employee motivation firm, and Badgeville, a gamification company, surveyed 1,200 U.S. employees from […]

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Suddenly in Charge 2.0

The second edition of Suddenly in Charge released today, which got me thinking. It’s been six years since the first book came out and a lot has changed in the world of business. Here’s what hasn’t changed. If you do not quickly figure out how to manage up, you will not need to worry about […]

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How to Turn Your Team Into a Hiring Machine

Amazon announced plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day, as it holds a giant job fair next week across 12 warehouse locations. Impressive? Yes. Impossible for you to do the same? No. Here’s how to turn your team into a hiring machine. Blow up your current system of hiring. If you’re […]

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See You Later Boss!

Admit it. You’ve either told your employer a white lie on the way out the door or you know someone who has. Who can blame you? However, as an employer these little white lies do more harm than good. How can you fix what may be broken in your organization if you don’t know where […]

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Three Signs That Someone is Not Coachable

Some of you may find it odd that a consultant, who provides executive coaching services, would be writing a piece that would discourage you from employing her services. That’s because I’m not just a consultant. I’m a business partner. The last thing I want to see is people throw good money into a bad investment. […]

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Whoa! Unemployment Rates Hit A New Low

I keep wondering how low the unemployment numbers can go. Apparently they can go a lot lower than anyone thought! Today’s Washington Post reports that the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in a decade, as the economy added 211,000 jobs in April. The U.S. job market is stronger than it has been in […]

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3 Ways Women Can Transform Themselves Into Magnetic Leaders

Lots of women are good leaders, but how many are magnetic leaders? Apparently, not enough. No matter how far female leaders may have come in terms of leadership, we still have a ways to go. In a recent Gallup poll, it was reported that Americans still prefer a male boss to a female boss. The […]

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