Numbers may make your head swim, but numbers often tell a story more vividly than words.
We recently replaced our front door as well as the timbers that were supporting it. About a month ago one of our outdoor cats had given birth to three kittens. The kittens are still shy around people.
I warned my husband and the carpenter to be careful during the construction, to ensure no kittens got under the house as they would be trapped with no way out.
During a play in New York City about gang violence, a cell phone rang in the audience. Thoughtlessly, the man answered it. He was hunched over talking when one of the actors walked over, pointed the prop gun at him and said, “Give me the phone!” Sheepishly the man handed it over. The audience erupted in applause. Read More
I hear it in roundtables, read ads online and see signs in store windows; everyone is looking for help. Employers are offering high pay, signing bonuses and flexible hours.
So why do we know people who are reluctant to leave jobs they don’t like? With so much opportunity, why do some stay in jobs that make them unhappy? There are many reasons.
How do you create a great company culture?
- By showing genuine concern for your employees,
- By communicating openly,
- By admitting that you’re not perfect; you’ve made mistakes.
Steve Shurts, CEO of East Central Energy reinforces this caring culture by posting his Read More
A business owner I’d worked with years ago called me last week, his business has been going downhill for years. When he purchased the then profitable business from his father, there were 25 employees and the future was bright. Today, he has two employees and is on the verge of closing the doors. He was looking for ideas on what to do to save his business. Read More
No matter what you are trying to improve, this is a great mantra. It’s all about change, taking risks, adapting to changing conditions and staying on top of your game. It’s about pushing yourself to achieve ever higher goals.
Bill Gates is often credited with the quote, “I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”
The economy is thriving, unemployment is less than 4% Employees with high demand skill sets are being aggressively pursued by recruiters and talent acquisition firms. Read More
Employees leave. No matter how much time and effort you invest, some will move on. When they leave, it’s an opportunity to find out why and learn what can be improved in your company. Read More