Why You Need to Be BORED

When was the last time you were bored? I’d be willing to bet that you can’t remember. If I’m right, it’s because, in 2018, no one ever has to be bored. That smartphone super computer you carry around in your pocket or purse guarantees it. Don’t know what to do next? There’s always an InstagramContinue reading “Why You Need to Be BORED”

Don’t take the easy way out. Here is a lesson from history!

This is a very hard lesson for people to learn.  Society has made it so easy for people to take the easy road these days.  Parents, do yourselves a favor and do not give your kids the easy way out, teach them that hard work does pay off.  The world is a tough place, acceptContinue reading “Don’t take the easy way out. Here is a lesson from history!”

Workforce Planning…..Create the plan now

Workforce Planning Workforce Planning is a core function of human resource management and it is related to the systematic identification and analysis of what an organization is going to need in terms of the size, type, experience, knowledge, skills and quality of workforce to achieve its objectives. It is a process used to generate businessContinue reading “Workforce Planning…..Create the plan now”

Crap, I hired the wrong person!

I woke up this morning to a 6AM voicemail from a great client of mine with the following message, “FUCK MIKE!  I hired the wrong person, call me to discuss, I need help fixing this!” This is a painful situation for a CEO. You’ve had a gigantic gap in your executive team, and you findContinue reading “Crap, I hired the wrong person!”

It’s Not My Responsibility!

When I am going to facilitate a meeting or a training session, I arrive nice and early to set up the conference room to create a positive environment for all of the participants.  At the conclusion of the day, I make sure the room is tidy for the next facilitator.  However, even if I useContinue reading “It’s Not My Responsibility!”

Gossip, Gossip, Gossip – Why can’t people just shut their trap?

Let’s face it, gossip runs rampant in just about every workplace, right?  I swear that sometimes it seems as if people literally have nothing better to do than gossip about each other.  They talk about the company, they talk about co-workers, and OF COURSE they talk about their managers.  They can frequently take something thatContinue reading “Gossip, Gossip, Gossip – Why can’t people just shut their trap?”

Stop being such a little wimpy butt…

How many of you can identify a constant complainer in less than 5 seconds? Ready, Set, Go!  Did you identify somebody?  Is that person your significant other?  if so, keep that part to yourself for the sake of your day.  But seriously you know who I’m talking about, the person who complains about everything under theContinue reading “Stop being such a little wimpy butt…”

Help, How can I be more assertive?

This question is brought to me time and time again.  New managers, young executives, new executives and newly married couples all struggle with being assertive.  The one fear is that they do not want to be the “A**hole”  Legit fear, right?  Here are ten ways to be more assertive without being “that person”: 1. ExamineContinue reading “Help, How can I be more assertive?”