Tips & Tricks Archives

Why Do You Do It This Way?

Whenever I familiarize myself with a new company – because I am writing a case study on them or have been asked to speak to a group of their executives — I find out what its key processes are and…

How to Tell Who Is A Real High Performer

We usually know high performers when we see them, because their stars shine bright in the workplace. But how can you tell the difference between a high performer and a high potential performer? The latter have the talent, education, and training to…

Drones Are Coming. Here’s How to Be Ready

A new employee may be joining your workplace soon – the drone pilot. “Pilot” may seem like a grandiose name for someone who operates a gadget the size of a toaster, but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) considers them pilots…

How to Improve the ROI of Your Staff Meetings

Ray, our COO many years ago, used to start meetings with 10-15 minutes of chit-chat. While his intention was to promote socializing, the effect was late-arrivers, difficulty in focusing at the start of serious discussion, and low energy throughout the…

Maybe You Should Interview Everyone

Note: With unemployment at a 17 year low, and the number of people in the labor force hovering around a 40 year low, there’s no reason to think hiring is going to get any easier in the coming months. So…