Two Pillars of Building Community
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Two Pillars of Building Community

It’s time we broaden and appreciate our concept of community since it surrounds us in nearly every aspect of our lives. Community begins with our families and friends and extends outward to our memberships in churches, clubs, groups that share our passion for everything from hobbies to golf, the towns or cities we live in and the organizations … Read More

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The First Sign You're Not Leading with Empathy
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The First Sign You're Not Leading with Empathy

How we approach others can either shut people down or deeply engage them. Often, we play a role rather than show up as our authentic selves, wearing different masks for home, friends, and work so we can be seen in … Read More

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How to Build a Camelot Culture and Win Top Talent
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How to Build a Camelot Culture and Win Top Talent

In case it slipped by you, there was a critical culture shift in 2020 when the concept of employee engagement was replaced by “employee experience.” This is not semantics. It’s a new perspective on how employees should be treated in the workplace. It requires that employers create the same positive … Read More

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Building Faith to Survive the Great Resignation
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Building Faith to Survive the Great Resignation

We are in the throes of a “great resignation” that’s bigger than anyone expected. According to the Department of Labor, a record four million workers quit in April alone, and Gallup research finds that 48 percent of our working population … Read More

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Leading to Attract and Retain Top Talent
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Leading to Attract and Retain Top Talent

So, you’ve found the right person for a critical role in your business: the skills and experience you need, solid character and values, fun personality, and cultural fit. You know this person is interviewing with other companies … what’s the … Read More

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How to stem the tide of turnover
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How to stem the tide of turnover

A “title wave of turnover,” a “turnover tsunami,” call it what you like, but 52 percent of employees plan to leave their jobs in 2021, a 43 percent increase over the two previous years, according to Achievers’ data. Most people … Read More

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Make hourly hiring human again
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Make hourly hiring human again

For decades, we’ve tended to treat hourly workers, those at the lower-skill, lower-pay end of our businesses, as expendable and “less than” as candidates and employees. These people, as important to our business as any other, represent about 58 percent … Read More

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Build a pipeline for diversity and inclusiveness
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Build a pipeline for diversity and inclusiveness

The entire world is talking about diversity and inclusion. They’re in vogue now, but we all know that welcoming diversity and being inclusive have always been the right things to do. Right, but not necessarily simple. Believing in them, talking … Read More

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Right-on-the-nose recruiting for top people
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Right-on-the-nose recruiting for top people

Employment today is as much about purpose and relationship as it is about the job. Why do you do what you do—can you express it clearly? And what’s so special about your leadership—why would people want to follow you into … Read More

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Setting Crucial Expectations for Remote Work
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Setting Crucial Expectations for Remote Work

Wi-Fi makes location irrelevant. No matter how much the distance between you and your remote team, setting expectations provides the road map you need to achieve your goals. Clear, mutual expectations enable you to establish milestones and celebrate progress; delegate … Read More

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