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How Should Diversity Factor into Hiring Your Team?

Assembling the right team is essential to having a thriving workplace. It is important to know what you need when hiring your key positions. Unless you are extremely self-aware, you might not know what you need. That’s why diversity is … Read more

A New Way to Look at Difficult Employees

How do you look at the difficult employees on your team? Could it be that you are looking at them the wrong way? I’m not saying that everyone is fixable. It may ultimately be better for everyone if the difficult … Read more

Be Gentle with Yourself

Lately I have had to deal with a lot of things that are outside my comfort zone. Sometimes I feel like I am being stretched beyond the breaking point. Even though change is uncomfortable, I realize it is still good … Read more

Do You Have a Short-Term or Long-Term Outlook?

About 20 years ago I tried starting a business. It didn’t work out. I thought I was doing all the right things, but ultimately it just didn’t take off. But in analyzing why it didn’t work out, I discovered something … Read more

How to Have the Perspective to Guide Your Business

Leadership starts with understanding your starting point and your ending point. By having a proper perspective, you can chart your course. Otherwise, you will end up like Alice taking directions from the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in … Read more

How to Deal with Problem Employees

When you think of the difficult people on your team, what do you think of? How do you perceive the problem employees on your team? Could it be that you are looking at them the wrong way? I’m not saying … Read more

How Does Diversity Play into Hiring the Right Team?

Assembling the right team is essential to having a thriving workplace. It is important to know what you need when hiring your key positions. Unless you are extremely self-aware, you might not know what you need to balance out your … Read more

How You Can Survive and Thrive in Constant Change

Change is here to stay. And not just change, but constant change. You can count on turbulence in your career. But how do you survive and thrive in the midst of an uncertain job market? First things first: The God … Read more

The Ten Rules of Respect

Have you ever seen how a lack of respect can ruin the culture of an organization or a family? When people don’t respect each other, they lose an appreciation for each other. And that can devolve into nasty personal relations—all … Read more

Why Having a Coach Is Important to Your Personal and Professional Development

When you were growing up, do you remember having a coach?  Someone who pushed you past what you thought you could do?  Someone who made you better than you thought you could be?  Decades later, I’m sure you still know their … Read more