The secret to keeping good employees (Hint: It isn’t money) The topic of the week was how to keep employees. At a CEO Roundtable meeting this week a business owner admitted that hiring an admin person would make her much more efficient, but she hesitated to do so because she couldn’t afford to pay much. She said, “I can only
The beginning of each year brings a list of new goals for companies: • Increase sales • Control costsTags • Improve margins • Bring on # number of new accounts
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.