2109, 2020

Can a Boss Be a Friend?

By |September 21st, 2020|

Good question. Can a boss be a friend? Have you been told not to be friends with your employees? If I asked, should a boss help his or her direct reports, would your answer be absolutely? However, isn't that what true friendship is, helping and supporting one another? Too often managers are advised not to [...]

1709, 2020

My Top Ten Outdated Phrases

By |September 17th, 2020|

Unfortunately, of these top ten outdated phrases I've used at least eight of them this year. I occasionally use phrases, slang, and colloquialisms some of my younger friends and colleagues (okay, they’re all younger than me) either don’t understand, or chuckle at because they’re so two days ago. To help boomers, and others who may [...]

1409, 2020

Your Best Employee Retention Plan

By |September 14th, 2020|

If you’re reading this, you already know employee retention may be the most important and challenging key to the success and survival of your business. If you’re in a leadership or human resources position, it might be the most critical piece to your growth and career. A lot rides on employee retention. And it’s not [...]

809, 2020

How to ask Questions for Understanding

By |September 8th, 2020|

How to ask questions for understanding  not confirmation is important. I've attended meetings, seminars, and lectures — observed interviews, corrective actions, and employee evaluations — watched video interviews, webinars, and listened to podcasts — and time and time again, I've heard poorly constructed questions with little thought put into them. Too often, questions are asked [...]

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