Linda here. A topic that crops up frequently in our CEO Roundtables is how to attract great employees. The labor pool has plenty of average candidates, but businesses who want the best may have to brush up on the latest hiring strategies.
Linda here. I heard an interesting phrase last week: “The juice isn’t worth the squeeze”. It caught my attention because it could mean so many things. The context in which it was used was attempting to determine if trying to achieve a goal would be worth the effort. Said another way, would the reward outweigh the risk?
Linda here. I’m a farm girl; on the Best Valley Dairy Farm, we milked Holsteins. We often had our “favorite” cows, but when the industry developed the capacity to measure how much milk each cow was contributing, we were shocked to realize our favorites were not the producers who kept our farm in business. Sadly, one of the few options
Dean Johnson, owner of Arcon Construction Company was my first boss when I moved to Mora. The year I joined Arcon, he treated all the employees and spouses to a week on South Padre Island, to celebrate their best year ever. I listened as Dean described growing his highway-heavy construction business from nothing to sales of over $30 million
Everyone likes to think they know their best customers very well, but do you? A study done by Help Scout pointed out some interesting facts.
Those words were spoken years ago by a member of the advisory board I had recruited. What? File bankruptcy and see the manufacturing company we’d worked so hard to build torn apart? The thought made my stomach churn.
Linda here. I am often struck by comments people make when they miss an opportunity to speak up. “That man pushed right in front of me without even an ‘Excuse me’. I wish I’d have told him how long I’ve been waiting.” “She knows I don’t like to reprimand people, so she pushes the rules a hair past the limit