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October 24, 2017

Interviews can be nerve wracking and intimidating, but they can also be fun. This is your chance to sell yourself like only you can do and communicate to the organization why you are the perfect candidate for them. One way of doing this is to have an elevator speech pr...

October 17, 2017

Death by Meeting: The Silent Killer of Employee Productivity

How many days a week do you spend in back to back meetings? When I ask people this question, the answer that I receive most frequently is, “All day every day, I am lucky if I have one day that is meeting free”...

October 11, 2017

Captain High Top can be your Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, President of the company any individual who is at the top of your organization. As for the Non-Responder, well I think that is self-explanatory. In all seriousness, have you ever worked for Capta...

September 27, 2017

I have had many managers and supervisors tell me they have open door policies, but what does this truly mean? When I think of an open-door policy I think of having accessibility to an individual. During these times of accessibility there should be time for conversation...

September 20, 2017

One of the most challenging situations managers face is the decision to release an employee. So how do you determine when you have done everything within your power to make them successful? In short when is enough, truly enough? This is a difficult question and to be h...

September 13, 2017

I often hear hiring managers say, "We promote an atmosphere of work life balance". The interesting thing about this is, work life balance means something different to everyone so how do you effectively promote this? You have heard me say this before, communication is k...

September 6, 2017

As a leader, you are responsible for setting clear and concise expectations for your team, and holding them accountable when these expectations are not met. This is leadership 101, right? What happens when the leader is not setting a good example? For instance, the emp...

August 30, 2017

As you are enjoying your morning coffee, and mentally preparing for the day you decide to open your work e-mail and BAM there it is, an e-mail to (ALL) from an employee who was just released. The e-mail not only makes a case for why the termination was completely unfai...

August 23, 2017

Throughout my career, I have heard these three statements with a fair amount of consistency, from all different types of managers and leaders and across a wide variety of companies. Unfortunately, these statements have become “acceptable.” What managers and leaders may...

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