Newspapers and magazines are full of articles on how to make New Year’s resolutions that succeed. Even Harvey Mackay joined in: • “Resolutions need to be specific, attainable and personal. They need to come from your heart.” • “The fewer resolutions you have, the better.” • Tell other people; it puts pressure on you to stick with it. • Reward
No one likes to get a call late at night and the call I got on December 23rd at 10:30 was bad news. My younger sister LuAnn had died suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack. To complicate matters, LuAnn lives with and cares for Charlie, her 21 year old autistic son. My sister had done minimal end-of-life planning. What
Put your credit card away; It won’t work on this. Next week is Christmas, a time of celebration and gift giving; of sending cards and catching up with old friends. It’s a time of shopping and wrapping and hiding presents. It’s a time of looking for the perfect tree, dragging it home and spending a whole day decorating it until
Want to lose your best people? Here’s how. I recently sat through one of the worst performance appraisals I’d ever seen. The reviewer was the CEO and the person being reviewed was a high level executive in a large company. The review had two parts.
Just Beat Them Over The Head With a Value Stick! My business is in the middle of a transformation…and this time I mean it.
Thanksgiving ~ Which Group Are You In?
From 10 Hours a Month to 60 Hours a Week Darn it! Fred owns a manufacturing company; he’s also semi-retired. Or at least he was.
Last week I was visiting with John, a fellow business owner who had discovered that one of his key employees (Chris) had been adding overtime hours on his time card that he hadn’t worked. John was beside himself, this wasn’t the first time Chris had been reprimanded for stealing; the last time it was for taking scrap material.
I pick you. I pick you. I pick you. Remember when you were a kid and wanted to play a team game? Two kids were captains and they chose their teams one-by-one from the remaining group. If you were picked early on, you felt great. The captain recognized your importance and your ability. It was a rush. You were wanted.