Motivating Employees When There’s No Money For a Raise: Honesty is the best policy.

Small- and medium-sized business owners often face a dilemma when it comes to motivating and retaining star employees: how to afford to keep them. Often,…

Overcome the Fear of Other People’s Opinions

If there’s one thing I hated more than anything else in high school it was this: public speaking. I just dreaded it. It made me…

Living Your Core Values

Through my travels and tenure with businesses over the past 30+ years, I’ve heard core values — the principles and beliefs that drive the behaviors…

What This Netflix Documentary Taught Me About Business

I finally got around to watching the Netflix documentary “FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” this weekend. Yes, I’m late to the party, but…

Retain Your Best Employees With a Stay Interview

Keeping the best and brightest employees is high on the list of priorities for any business owner, and it turns out it may not be…

The Toxic (But Annoyingly Brilliant) Employee

There’s always one, isn’t there? The bad apple of the office bunch who never has anything good to say, riles up their coworkers, and makes…

Employee Burnout is Real: Here’s how to deal with it.

We hear “burnout” at work so often that we often dismiss it as a buzzword. That’s a big mistake, says the World Health Organization (WHO),…

Engaging the Invisible Employee

If you’ve ever read Good to Great, then you’ll remember that the best leaders aren’t swaggering, boastful, arrogant, loudmouths, but quiet and humble men and…

70% of Employees Say This Is The Reason They Are Stressed. Here’s how to fix it.

Stress is a killer both personally and professionally. It hurts family relationships, disrupts sleep, impacts job performance, and leads to burnout. No one wants to…

Focus on Management for True Strategic Advantage

Management struggles with a really unsexy brand. Sure, it might require a focused effort, a refined process, and it can be hard work, but ultimately…