Those Pesky Millenials: Interviewing Tips

First – people are people. I think of “Millenials” as anyone around the ages of 17-28, even though some are still in High School. Your candidates may be students still in college or those who opted for Vocational School or Continue reading

Those Pesky Millenials

The media is full of handwringing about those pesky Millenials! What to do, what to do?! Thought I’d weigh in since I raised 4 of them, and trained many thousands more. When your baby was learning to walk, you didn’t Continue reading

If you don’t tell them, they make it up!

Humans are ornery creatures, and we are a curious species. We take all  information available to us, then we fill in the blanks. Therein lies the problem in human relations. Filling in the blanks is not always a conscious exercise, Continue reading

Leaving money on the fitting room floor: #Retail Mistakes

I want retailers to succeed. I especially want my favorite retailers to stay in business. So this is a Retail Resilience Post! I know retailers spend billions of dollars every year trying to improve sales. The brick-and-mortar stores are fighting Continue reading

How to Guarantee Your Company Will Fail

People do stupid things when they are afraid. They pull back resources when they should be reaching out. They make knee-jerk decisions about policies and practices. They allow their fear to overtake courage. The word dis-courage means just that. To Continue reading

“Success is not Final” Winston Churchill

“Success is  not final.  Failure is not  fatal. It is the courage to continue that  counts.”  Winston Churchill   1871- 1965 This quote rang in my ears as I watched the market implode yesterday. It reminded me of all that I Continue reading

Work Hard Party Hard Time Bomb

I had a boss who’s primary philosophy was keeping us off balance. To him, that was the best way to control us and keep us on our toes. Wrong. It pretty much guaranteed that at any given moment, 15-20% of Continue reading

Bad Boss: Confront or Quit?

My Colleague and fellow CSP, John Hersey, writes an excellent Leadership Blog. In this edition, he asks what do we do about lousy bosses. I admire John greatly and usually he’s right on. This time, he essentially says to suck Continue reading

Four Ways to Stay Motivated

Times are uncertain. (Newsflash: times have ALWAYS been uncertain.) Granted, things are a bit shaky now. Taking care of yourself and keeping yourself focused and motivated is one positive way to make the world better because you were here for Continue reading

It’s Time Small Business Takes Success Back

Quality Circles, Total Quality Management (TQM), Management by Objective (MBO), Management by Wandering Around (MBWA), Six Sigma, Empowerment Training ~  Sound familiar? Then you’ve been around as long as I have. Notice one thing about the trends? The pendulum swings Continue reading