Personnel Selection that POPS

The word pop conveys energy and impact.  Nothing brings more energy and impact on your business than the people you choose to hire.   According to a recent article published by the Harvard Business Review, the need for companies to have a recruiting plan, as well as robust employee retention strategies, are more important now than ever before. ...
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Clarity Precedes Commitment

The revenue engine of our business is fueled by the efforts of 8 individual management consultants who work remotely to sell and deliver our products and services to their portfolio of clients. Our products and services are aimed at improving employee morale, how to supervise people, improving executive teambuilding, managing difficult people, and developing sound strategic ...
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Improving Employee Morale

We’ve all heard the saying, “Beatings will continue until morale improves.” This familiar axiom, while providing levity to those of us who care about how to supervise people, does prompt a vexing question.  How DOES an organization work toward improving employee morale?  It’s a noble and important goal, but it’s not for the faint of heart.  It’s noble because ...
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Chaos Theory Applied to Business

If you read Nick Summers article in Newsweek titled Chaos Theory: The New Rules of Management for People Who Hate Rules, you will recognize the following list of “how to succeed in business without really trying.” As I read the following list, I evaluated my own organization against his somewhat unorthodox, but incredibly intriguing criteria. You’ll have ...
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Have You Used Your Strengths Lately?

A colleague recently sent me a note referencing Marcus Buckingham’s remarks at an international conference. As you may know, Marcus Buckingham is one of the authors of the world-renowned management books First Break All the Rules and Now Discover Your Strengths. The basic theme in both books is that people perform better (and organizations perform better) when ...
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Sink or Swim

My 5 year old daughter takes swimming lessons. I swam competitively, coached youth swimming and still love the sport. Thus, it was important to me that she learned to swim as early as possible – both to keep her safe around the water and to develop her confidence and physical fitness. There is a lot involved in ...
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