Egads!  How can we be halfway into October already?  The holidays will be here in about 15 minutes. And, gulp, you are looking down the barrel of the dreaded Holiday Bonus. Have you struggled with what to do to celebrate your team at year end?

Well, you may muddle through it this year. You might not meet the expectations of everyone, or anyone, as you hand out checks or “Jelly of the Month” coupons.  One client told me he that he handed out $30,000 worth of checks and only one of his team members said, “Thanks.”  Ouch.

The Holiday Bonus is just a subset of an even bigger challenge:  How can you compensate and reward your team in a way that really makes sense, to you and them?

Introducing Phenomenal Team Building – A Better Way to Pay, a six part Webinar series starting on Friday, October 28th, 2016.

  • Webinar #1 – It’s a FREEBIE! I’ll lay out the philosophy and structure of a rockin’ compensation program.  This introduction to a Better Way to Pay may be just the jump start you need to refine your already sound  systems. Or, you may be ready for a compensation overhaul.  Maybe you want to be more generous but don’t know where the money will come from.  If you want more, then you’ll be welcome to jump in and embrace the whole program.
  • Webinar #2: Let’s assess the mess!  You may have created a hodge podge of conflicting directives and pay “deals.”  We’ll identify what can wait and what needs to be fixed now.  Customize your own Better Way to Pay Checklist for creating your best compensation and rewards, and unwinding the mistakes of the past.  (Like your crazy-making year end bonuses!)
  • Webinar #3: Keep score to make more!   A great compensation program doesn’t cost anything…it increases profits.  We’ll uncover metrics and simple scorecards for each area of your business.  I’ll share customizable forms, position descriptions, benchmarks, and lots more.
  • Webinar #4: Get your team in on the game!  Your employees will help you create a fair, transparent, easy-to-understand way to pay.  We’ll role play career-expanding conversations and dump the awkward, resentment-inducing “Employee Reviews.”
  • Webinar #5: Unpacking the Tool Kit!  Salary, hourly rates, commission, bonus, and contests.  Each of these has advantages and limitations.  I’ll introduce options for several positions on the Organizational Chart, and explore how to assemble a just-right approach for you and your team.
  • Webinar #6:  The Kick Off!  Time to implement the plan…with the enthusiastic support of your team.  Or, at least enough love and trust to make powerful, positive changes.

As Zig Ziglar says, “You can have anything you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”  So good!

Join us for FREEBIE Webinar #1.  If this series looks like a good fit, invest in the program.  Together, we will explore compensation, bonuses, contests, commission, salary and pay options.  Even better, we’ll explore developing leadership at every level of your company.  We’ll discover what it takes to overcome fear (“You’re messing with my paycheck?”) and set the stage for real engagement, and commitment to a shared vision, one that offers all manner of rewards.


This program includes six LIVE Webinars, a supportive, interactive FaceBook group, forms, checklists and scorecards, and lots of love and care from me.

Howard Partridge and his PHENOMENAL Team are helping me host this Webinar series. We will be together next week in Houston at the Howard Partridge Inner Circle Conference.  (Will you be there?  Here’s the link to check it out!)


xo$, Ellen