Burn the Ships

burn the ships

In 1519 Hernan Cortes arrived in the New World with 600 men and 11 ships. His mission was to conquer the Aztecs and take control of their vast treasure. As legend tells us, some of his soldiers, fearful of the outcome of their venture, plotted to seize the ships in order to desert. Cortez got wind of the plot and

What Are You Thankful For?

While living our own busy lives, we seldom take the time to think about what we should be thankful for.  We tend to focus on what we don’t have instead of the good things in our lives.  

3 Critical Tasks

critical tasks

Many people are intimidated when they think about running a business, being responsible for all the different aspects: finance, sales and marketing, developing new products or services, recruiting and retaining employees.  The most critical aspect to the success of any business is people.

October Question of the Month: Describe the hiring process in your company?

Here are a few excellent peer responses throughout the month of October to the question: “Describe the hiring process in your company?” “We used to have a 2-step interview process; if we liked the candidate on the first interview, we’d bring them back for a second.  That’s out the window now. Today, applicants seem to have two other offers on

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

comfortable being uncomfortable

Listening to Jeff Gau, CEO of Marco discuss his company’s growth, he made a statement that stuck with me: “We don’t do anything today that we did back then.  We’ve had to become comfortable being uncomfortable”.  Jeff made other important and memorable points.

Onboarding: You Only Get One Shot At This

Onboarding

Traditionally, orienting new employees is a rote process consisting of an employee handbook, videos, an explanation of duties and being introduced to co-workers. But in a tight labor market, savvy employers realize keeping good employees depends on the initial relationship they develop with the organization – the Onboarding process.

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

The title of today’s Raven Cue is a quote by Marian Wright Edelman, Founder & President of the Children’s Defense Fund. “Children believe they can succeed when they have successful role models they can relate to.”