Creating A Change Management Plan

What is a Change Management Plan? A change management plan is the outline that informs the use of tools and processes for managing the people side of change. The importance of change management stems from the fact that your employees (or end users) determine the success of your project. Some key aspects of an effectiveContinue reading “Creating A Change Management Plan”

Evaluating Remote Employees: Online Performance Reviews

Evaluating Remote Employees What is the best way to evaluate remote employees? As the year-end approaches many companies are preparing for performance reviews. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, workplace dynamics have been dramatically changed over the past few months. The word office has a whole new meaning now, from heavily reduced personal interaction and connectionContinue reading “Evaluating Remote Employees: Online Performance Reviews”

Uncovering Hidden Talent in Your Organization

Executives generally have a few key attributes they look for in the next generation of leaders that display a promise of outstanding things to come. Executives then become huge advocates for the individuals that are demonstrating these aspects; they write gleaming performance reviews and do what they can to ensure these stars are in theContinue reading “Uncovering Hidden Talent in Your Organization”

IT IS TIME TO LOOK FOR A NEW JOB? SIGNS THAT ITS TIME

The days of working 35-40+ years for the same employer and retiring with a nice pension after years of work and loyalty seem to have been replaced with a new normal – changing jobs every few years pursuing knowledge, challenge and career satisfaction. How many people do you know that have started and ended theirContinue reading “IT IS TIME TO LOOK FOR A NEW JOB? SIGNS THAT ITS TIME”

CEO Recap: Questions You Must Ask Weekly

When speaking to CEOs they are typically unsure how to evaluate their own company. Many CEOs will just push the task to the side since they do not know the best way forward. This can become extremely frustrating especially once it feels an impossible task to complete. In order to keep your business evolving andContinue reading “CEO Recap: Questions You Must Ask Weekly”

8 Key Skills of Effective Management

Reflect back and think about the best manager you’ve ever had; one that helped you develop your skill set, or inspired you to push through adversity, and genuinely impacted your life. In reality both inside and outside of the office. Once you have been lucky enough to experience the benefits of a great manager, youContinue reading “8 Key Skills of Effective Management”

Summer Perks for Employees – Two They Want and Two They Don’t

Employees often look forward to summer as the time to sort of slow down and schedule some of their hard earned time away from work.  Employers, however, still need to get the work done and summer’s dip in productivity can create a challenge.  Making the season work for both employee and employer can mean someContinue reading “Summer Perks for Employees – Two They Want and Two They Don’t”

Has Your Small Business Stopped Growing?

Has your small business stopped growing? I might know why. And more importantly, if it turns out the textbook answer I give is right, the answer suggests concrete steps you can take to restart your growth. One caution up front though. We need to use a bit of math in the discussion that follows. However,Continue reading “Has Your Small Business Stopped Growing?”

Why Your Company’s Team Building Weekends Failed – And How to Make Them Successful!

Somewhere out there right now there is a group of office staff strapping on some sketchy safety gear and preparing to climb some random cliff together.  Somewhere else out there there is a group of office staff engaged in a retreat designed to foster some sense of teamwork.  Then there is another group locked inContinue reading “Why Your Company’s Team Building Weekends Failed – And How to Make Them Successful!”

Dealing With Employee Conflict at Work

Conflict is a natural part of working in groups and teams.  But not a fun one at all.  As a leader, it’s your job to provide guidance to a diverse group of people with different skills, motivations, and you guessed it…personalities, toward a common goal.  Except it is not their workflow you end up managing,Continue reading “Dealing With Employee Conflict at Work”