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Oprah’s beliefs

Oprah Winfrey​ made some very big news recently. She bought 10% of Weight Watchers​ and aims to make that a lifestyle company focused on overall happiness. She also aired a groundbreaking 7-night program called “Belief” on her network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network​. (It started October 18 but you may be able to look at episodes on […]

The "firm 40" hour work week

How many hours of work per week do you average? Is it around 40? Is it inevitably well over 40, which by the laws of averages means you’re putting in well over 50 hours most weeks. There is a company in Michigan that’s implemented a new rule. They tell employees, You give us 40 hours […]

3 Words About Wholehearted Leadership

Leadership takes different forms. Sometimes it’s based on the period of time – maybe there’s a crisis or significant growth. Often times leadership is shaped by the personality of the leader. But interestingly the power of the leader is the ability to connect with employees. The concept of Wholehearted Leadership goes beyond employee engagement. It’s […]

Struggling with talent acquisition? Start targeting!

Have you ever thought about how your best people found your company? Have you ever thought about how you ended up selecting the best people on your team? What are the qualities that make these people great? Targeted talent acquisition and selection are important parts of your talent strategy. (You may be thinking – What […]

What should you communicate about promotion to your employees?

To most employees, promotions are often mysterious. They often feel that some people rise quickly based on who they know rather than what they know. Unfortunately, this might be true for some organization, this assumption is not accurate for all situations. Actually, most managers don’t provide their employees with enough information about their promotion, and […]

A deeper purpose 

Are you tired of hearing about purpose and engagement? I know it can seem as though the buzz words are taking over your news feeds. I would apologize for being one of those culprits except – I’m not sorry for it. There are many stories about engagement these days because engagement is a key factor […]

Why Marketing is HR’s New BFF

Consider you’re a new employee. You saw the company’s awesome website and content online as you researched this company you were planning to join. And now you’re here. You landed your dream job. Wow – so exciting!!!! You go to orientation and …. Well … There are no consistent images. The policies have one logo […]

The 4 Easy Steps to Employee Engagement

Do these questions sound familiar to you? How do you motivate the unmotivated? Why do my employees bother coming to work everyday? I could get more done if I did things myself! What can I do to make my team more productive? I’ve asked myself these questions a time or two during my management career. […]

The guilt around vacation time

Americans are work-aholics. It’s proven in study after study. We are a dedicated bunch of people committed to productivity and achievement at our careers. I take pride in my work and many of you do too! But time is ticking in this calendar year to take time off. Don’t feel guilty about vacation time. Use […]