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Don’t Like Your Job? Then Quit!
I have said this a handful of times in my career to various people whether it be friends, colleagues or even someone directly on my staff. When the complaining reaches an overload point I’ve looked directly at them and said, … Continue reading
How Often Do You Survey Your Customers?
Have you ever asked your customers why they buy from you? This question was posed to my staff a few years ago and at first it felt so elementary. Of course we know why they buy from us. We provide … Continue reading
Working From Home
Earlier this year Marissa Mayer of Yahoo put an end to all employees working from home. She gave them four months to either figure out a plan to work at the office or quit. While it sparked some serious controversy … Continue reading
What If You Were Fired Tomorrow?
As you go to bed tonight you begin to think about your pending Monday. You know you have a 10am staff meeting, a lunch with the one account that you would love to cancel and a 4pm meeting to discuss … Continue reading
Why Failure Is Important
Failure is the number one reason that we are able to find success and grow. Without failure we would never learn from the mistakes we have made and the ideas for better products, faster services and stronger quality control wouldn’t … Continue reading
You May Want To Start Doing This
Sometimes I wonder if people set up a delayed email to be sent late at night so we all think they are working. It works though because it always impresses me!
The Paranoid Employee
When I started this post earlier my initial thoughts were to write about the negative employee on staff. I realized that as I continued to write, I kept referring to the negative employee as the paranoid employee. While you can … Continue reading
If your company is ever going through an odd time, please do yourself a favor and watch Office Space. Every line in this movie will ring true with you and you will have a whole new understanding for TPS Reports, … Continue reading
Your Talent Pool
If you were forced to hire someone today, would you be able to hire a top level candidate? Assuming money wasn’t the issue, do you have the resumes and contacts to bring in the next best employee to help drive … Continue reading
The Importance of a Mentor
If you were to look up the definition of “Mentor” in the dictionary you would learn the meaning of the word is defined as a wise and trusted counselor or teacher. To me a mentor is someone that you can … Continue reading