How to ask Questions for Understanding

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 [...]

By |2020-09-08T14:37:24+00:00September 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to ask Questions for Understanding

Top Ten Reasons Not to Cook Fish at the Office

So, yes, I have a top ten reasons not to cook fish at the office from experience. A few years ago, I made the mistake of warming fish in the office microwave for lunch. It was previously cooked. However, I warmed it in the office microwave, which sent my co-workers running out of the building [...]

By |2020-08-13T14:00:49+00:00August 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top Ten Reasons Not to Cook Fish at the Office

7 Steps to Improving Working with Yourself

I’ve written a lot about leadership how to improve your business, team, and how you work with others. However, improving how you work with others may need to start with how you treat yourself. Someone said it’s hard to love anyone if you don’t love yourself. The same is true for leadership. It’s hard to [...]

By |2020-04-16T15:11:41+00:00April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 7 Steps to Improving Working with Yourself

5 Surefire Ways to Retain New Employees

With unemployment at near record lows, a younger workforce that’s not waiting for the gold watch, and  wages on the rise it’s more important than ever to keep your valuable people. Companies that understand this and work on retaining their staff will control the market while businesses that don’t “get it” will fail. Learning how [...]

By |2019-12-06T14:10:04+00:00August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Surefire Ways to Retain New Employees

How Much Food Do You Waste?

Not long ago, my wife and I attended a reception for the Hoosier Auto Show sponsored by the Circle City Corvairs. Corvair owners, (it’s a car from the sixties) drove from Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio to show their cars. It was a catered event. The previous year they ran out of food. This year, [...]

By |2019-10-06T15:55:35+00:00July 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Much Food Do You Waste?
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