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Category Archives: Workplace

How to Grab Your Slice of the Millennial Talent Pie

The class of 2016 has just graduated and is now available for hire. Let the games begin. Companies are trying to outdo one another with crazy perks like kegs in the office and catered meals fit for a king. Don’t even get me started on the slides that are a common feature in newly renovated […]

Also posted in Hiring and Recruitment, Retention, Talent Acquisition and Retention, Talent Maximization

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The Leaving Speech: How To Get Your Employees To Stay By Preparing Them To Leave

I always tell my clients to start with the end goal in mind and work backwards. Magnetic leader, Rob Nixon, CEO & Founder at PANALITIX , and author of the newly released, Remaining Relevant, has taken this to the extreme. Nixon delivers an awesome leaving speech to each employee on his or her first day […]

Also posted in Creating Exceptional Work Places, Employee Engagement, Hiring and Recruitment, Leadership, Management, Thought Leadership

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Purposelful Hiring: How To Attract Millennials To Your Workplace

Deloitte just released its fourth annual Millennial Survey and the findings suggest what Millennials (and me) have known all along. Employers are barking up the wrong tree when it comes to hiring. That may very well explain why businesses are having an extremely difficult time attracting and hiring talent. Business leaders need to take a […]

Also posted in Careers, Coaching, Creating Exceptional Work Places, Customer satisfaction, Employee Engagement, Hiring and Recruitment, Leadership, Management, Millennials, Talent Acquisition and Retention, Talent Maximization, Thought Leadership

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Vito Lopez Scandal Shows How Little Has Changed With Sexual Harassment At Work

I was going to write a post last week after The New York Times reported that New York Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, the Brooklyn Democratic leader and longtime political power broker there, had been stripped of his committee chairmanship, barred from employing young people, and censured after an Assembly committee determined that he had sexually […]

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This is How You Brew Passion

This past weekend my husband and I attended the American Craft Brewers Conference in sunny San Diego. I was honored to be selected as a speaker for this amazing event. And I do mean amazing. Over the past six months I interacted with a number of people at the Brewers Association and every person I […]

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Lousy Employers Attract Lousy Employees–Here’s Your Turnaround Plan

Everyone wants top talent, yet few are willing to do the work that is required to be deserving of these people. That’s great news for those who are serious about becoming the type of workplace where everyone wants to work. I had a meeting the other day with a prospect and we were discussing why […]

Also posted in Creating Exceptional Work Places, Employee Engagement, Employee Turnover

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Employee Retention During Economic Recovery

Dave Gardner, who is a colleague of mine,  recently posted this on his blog. With his permission, I’m sharing this with you as the advice is timely for those organizations interested in retaining their top people. Too many employees have become terribly frustrated in this current economy due to overwork, stress, lack of effective processes, […]

Also posted in Employee Engagement, Leadership, Retention
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Want to be a successful leader? Avoid these three pitfalls

Getting people to look up to you as a leader takes more than just a title. Here are three pitfalls to avoid as you work towards achieving your full potential as a leader. Failing to make the transition from individual contributor to leader-Great managers are known for their ability to inspire others into action. Yet […]

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Can You Help People Who Don’t Want to Be Helped?

As an executive coach, I’m often called upon to help people improve their performance. Before accepting an assignment, I insist on speaking with the person I will be coaching. Why? Because I do not believe you can help people who don’t want to be helped. If you believe differently, then by all means, add a […]

Also posted in Creating Exceptional Work Places, General Observations, Productivity, Profitability, Small Business Management, Thought Leadership
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Is Management Overrated?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. People are given or take on roles where they are temporarily in charge. Some, who don’t want to be there, wind up assuming these positions on a permanent basis. What’s your story?  Does your work life resemble a comic strip? Do you think  management is overrated? […]

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