Regardless of your field of work, it’s likely that your pay, promotion, and overall employment is dependent on the numbers and results that you bring to the table at your organization. Whether we like it or not, we live in a results-based world, and today the pressure to perform is higher than ever.Read more
A first glance into the world of business suggests that titles are everything. Whose boss are you? Who is your boss? Titles have become so important that in some instances individuals begin to identify who they are with what they put after their name. In fact, the first thing most people ask about after your name is what you do!
You just received an evaluation from your customers and they gave HR a B-rating. Way too many HR professionals run for the hills before wanting to get such feedback. Why? They seem afraid that the news will be bad. So, don’t ask?Read more
A good friend of mine has a consulting practice in leadership development and executive coaching. At lunch the other day we were discussing various aspects of hiring and developing leaders. As you might imagine, we have some overlapping, but different, ideas about what can and cannot be assessed in leaders today.Read more
The Consequence of a Poor First Impression
Ninety percent of companies correctly believe employees make their decision to stay or leave within the first six months of employment. During this period, employees are in unfamiliar territory and highly alert to signals and experiences, however minor, that will help them navigate their new work environment.