For some, this is a beautiful reflective time, looking back at the accomplishments of the year and dreaming of the possibilities of a new year, just around the corner. Harvesting all of the hard work that you’ve put into the year and enjoying the fruits of your success…And for others, this is a “butt’s on […]
I’ve found myself in a lot of conversations lately with small business owners about Happiness. Specifically, happiness in the workplace. Sound like something you only find at the end of the rainbow? Let me provide a simple solution.
Do you ever get tired of listening to yourself talk about something you’re going to do someday? Maybe today is that someday that you take the leap and keep your promise to yourself…
A worthwhile and productive activity for your company retreat is a culture audit. The culture audit asks each team member, including the team leader, to respond to a series of confidential questions. The collective data provides a snapshot of what’s working well within the organization, and where the team gets “stuck.”
Time and time again I’ve seen great leaders expend countless hours stressing about keeping an unproductive team member on board just because the person is “so nice.”
Here’s what I’m learning: The stakes are high when you’re recruiting. The industry rule of thumb is: the wrong person costs you three times his or her annual salary. A $50,000 employee costs you $150,000; a $150,000 employee costs $450,000. That’s for starters. There’s also lost opportunity cost…plus lost business, potential customers, and momentum. And […]