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Has Drinking Become a Problem?

Craig was a rising star in the company.  He had so much energy.  He always had a big smile on his face, and loved to laugh.  And, he was skilled.  He had only been in the field a few months but he was showing great potential with his technical and sales skills. Then, one [...]

Has Drinking Become a Problem? 2017-04-12T13:16:43+00:00

Compensation…UN-Complicated

Are you struggling with your compensation program? I worked with a client who had a "circus train" approach to how they were paying office personnel.  Every person had a different deal...salary, hourly and no justification for why one person made more than another.  It took some planning and clear communication, but we fixed it.  We made [...]

Compensation…UN-Complicated 2016-12-01T14:55:06+00:00
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Why Women Make Less Money Than Men

The oft reported statistic is that women, on average, make about 79% of what men make for doing equivalent work.  (For more details, AAUW is a great resource.) Is that fair? Nope. We can improve this situation, if we are willing to do what we can do. Once upon a time, I left my [...]

Why Women Make Less Money Than Men 2016-12-01T14:55:07+00:00

Time To Hire Your First Employee?

Ready to go...UN-solo?  Perhaps you've been thinking about adding a new team member.  Maybe your first?  It can be a bit UN-nerving! Once upon a time, I hired phenomenal Shauna, and committed to TWO hours...a month! If you want to grow your company, or buy a bit of time off, bringing on a team member can [...]

Time To Hire Your First Employee? 2016-12-01T14:55:08+00:00

Become a No Drama Leader

Greetings! Got drama?  Have you had it with complaining and blaming?  Maybe even backstabbing?  Every team goes through good times and bad times.  However, there are thing you can do – and NOT do! - that will help you and your team live in peace, harmony and productivity.  It comes down to leadership. My pal [...]

Become a No Drama Leader 2016-12-01T14:55:09+00:00

Dumb Systems Torture Team Members

I travel a lot.  I appreciate when the hotel staff does a great job of making me comfortable.  Sometimes I don’t need a lot of care, so I will place the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door.  Recently, after having done so, I hopped in the shower.  At which point someone started knocking on [...]

Dumb Systems Torture Team Members 2016-12-01T14:55:12+00:00

To Build a Rockin’ Culture…Skip the Pep Talk

I am blogging on behalf of Visa Business and received compensation for my time from Visa for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Visa’s. Visit http://facebook.com/visasmallbiz to take a look at the reinvented Facebook Page: Well Sourced by Visa Business. The Page serves as a space where small [...]

To Build a Rockin’ Culture…Skip the Pep Talk 2016-12-01T14:55:14+00:00

The Worst Career Advice Ever

Recently, Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs Dude, was a guest on Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time.  He was talking about his latest adventure, Profoundly Disconnected, a program to help connect those looking for great careers with real, albeit sometimes dirty, jobs.  I was on the edge of my couch! I love dirty jobs!  I cheered [...]

The Worst Career Advice Ever 2016-12-01T14:55:14+00:00

Tips For Hiring the Right Employee

 “I just can’t find good employees.  Nobody wants to work for a dollar anymore.   Thank goodness for Joey.  He’s my top producer.  Customers love him and he delivers top sales every month.  If I could clone him, I would!  He is one in a million.”  My pal Vince owns a Heating and AC company.  He’s [...]

Tips For Hiring the Right Employee 2017-01-25T20:26:00+00:00