How to be a Great Boss!

Many people are thrust into the position of managing others with out formal training in the business world.  People achieve a higher role because they have added value to an organization by either being extremely good at their particular discipline, or have shown exemplary dedication to the company.  The company (or individual) wants to reward … Continue reading How to be a Great Boss!

How & When your Competition uses Consultants

Deciding whether to hire a Consultant can be challenging.  “Will they actually help the situation in the long run?” “Can’t we do this internally?”  Finding the right fit, the time of yours needed to get them up to speed,and insuring that everyone (in both organizations) is on the same path is a lot of work.  … Continue reading How & When your Competition uses Consultants

Low Earnings / Low Profits? What to DO?

Stop – Breathe – Plan Financial Earnings have been reported lower for 8 quarters in a row for the S&P 500(source). Many economists are weary of another recession even though there are some positive signs.  But at the very least Janet Yellens recent announcement of a “mixed picture” ahead speaks to a challenging 2016 and … Continue reading Low Earnings / Low Profits? What to DO?

How to make Excellence achievable

I have been a student of Management for 30 years. Management is as much of an art as it is a science and understanding that you practice management rather than it being a degree on the wall shows that you continually evolve in this position. To be a successful Manager you must have an understanding … Continue reading How to make Excellence achievable

Non Profits & Small Business – How to plan a Communications Strategy

Content Management, Frequency, and Target Audience are but a few of the components in a Communications Plan.  Non Profit(s) and Small Businesses need to be very strategic on what messaging they need and which tactics to use when creating a Marketing Campaign due to the amount of time needed and financial investment it takes for … Continue reading Non Profits & Small Business – How to plan a Communications Strategy

Great Quote on Continuity and Change

“Precisely because change is a constant, the foundation has to be extra strong” – Peter Drucker – Management Challenges from the 21 Century.   Both Continuity and Change happen on purpose and by accident and most of us put a lot of effort into managing or reacting to them.  The key is to balance these two.  … Continue reading Great Quote on Continuity and Change

Ask an Expert – Creating a “Hiring model”

Stephanie asked- “I need to hire for a new retail venture in 2016.  When I heard you speak, you referred to a “Model” to use when recruiting.  Where can I find those?” The “model” needs to be created by you specifically for a position or department.  It is a fairly easy process to develop and … Continue reading Ask an Expert – Creating a “Hiring model”

Maximizing Millennial engagement

Statistically the Millennial/Gen Y’s are the most diverse and the most socially aware generation yet.  If you sell a product or employee more than a few people, you need to have a strategy on how to communicate and engage this growing population.  Doing this correctly will amplify your message, value and ability to generate revenue … Continue reading Maximizing Millennial engagement

Progressive Discipline – A great coaching tool

The first role of a Leader is to effectively communicate.  A great leader will recognize the variety of ways they have to communicate.  Conversely, an employee wants to follow someone that knows where they are going.  Employees only want a few things out of a job, certainly pay and stability, but employees also want to … Continue reading Progressive Discipline – A great coaching tool

10 steps to a better Inventory Process

To many it is a dirty word, but most businesses understand that “taking inventory” is a necessity and must be dealt with.  The frequency of it is often determined by the industry and it ranges anywhere from once a week to once a year.  But Inventory is an extremely important tool and when managed properly … Continue reading 10 steps to a better Inventory Process