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5 Career Tips for the College Graduate and Anyone with a Career!

Seventeen years ago right around this time, I had just completed four years at St. Joseph’s University with a major in finance.  On paper, I was off to a great start with two job offers from prominent financial institutions.  In reality, I was panicking.  I hated finance.  For four years I suffered through the classes [...]

5 Career Tips for the College Graduate and Anyone with a Career! 2018-04-05T19:15:08-04:00

Getting Your Money’s Worth: 7 Ways to Use Personality Assessments at Work

Are you considering using personality assessments at work, but having a hard time justifying the cost?  I get it.  Your training dollars are limited and you want to make sure you get a lot of bang for your buck.  Here are 7 ways to use personality assessments in the workplace as part of your talent [...]

Getting Your Money’s Worth: 7 Ways to Use Personality Assessments at Work 2018-04-05T19:15:08-04:00

3 Tips for Improving Team Member Performance

Have a team member who is struggling to get results?  Here are 3 tips on how to help them improve their game. Be crystal clear on what success looks like.  Does your team member know where the finish line is?  For example, if your team member is responsible for hiring talent, how do you measure [...]

3 Tips for Improving Team Member Performance 2018-04-05T19:15:08-04:00

Performance Management: The Five Mistakes Companies Make

A few weeks ago, I was in the waiting room of a hospital as my mom recovered from her 4th back surgery.  She was in the post-op room for a few hours as we waited for her private room to be cleaned.  I was angry.  It had been two hours since my mom’s surgery ended [...]

Performance Management: The Five Mistakes Companies Make 2018-04-05T19:15:08-04:00

Want a Fulfilling Career? Do These Three Things

The Lesson:  If you want a fulfilling career, find ways to use your strengths, work within your natural style and stay true to your core values. The Story: This week has been crazy.  The kids are off from school, my house looks like a tornado hit with toys all over the place, and my kitchen looks [...]

Want a Fulfilling Career? Do These Three Things 2018-04-05T19:15:08-04:00

How to be Grateful for EVERY Person in Your Life (Even the Difficult Ones)

The Lesson:  Want to be more grateful for those in your personal and work life?  Learn the four personality styles using easy to remember Birds - The Eagle, The Parrot, The Dove and the Owl.  Appreciate and value what each style brings to your life. The Story:  I love the holiday season – families and [...]

How to be Grateful for EVERY Person in Your Life (Even the Difficult Ones) 2018-04-05T19:15:08-04:00

Giving Feedback: 5 Rules for Being a Positive Influence on Performance

The Lesson: Use constructive feedback to positively influence performance by following these 5 rules.  (1) Master your words, tone, and body language (2) Don’t give feedback when your angry (3) Don’t do the feedback sandwich (4) Focus on what is meaningful and valuable at this time and (5) Identify what the person should start, stop [...]

Giving Feedback: 5 Rules for Being a Positive Influence on Performance 2018-04-05T19:15:08-04:00

The Five Building Blocks of Performance Management

The Lesson:  Need help getting started with your performance management program?  Start with these five basic building blocks listed in order: (1) Clearly Defined Goals (2) Accountability and Visibility (3) A Culture of Coaching and Feedback (4) Training and Development (5) Defined Rewards and Compensation Strategy The Story:  This week we’ve had an increase in [...]

The Five Building Blocks of Performance Management 2018-04-05T19:15:08-04:00

Why Every New Team Should Take A Personality Profile

The Lesson: Leaders, take the time to build a healthy team environment using a personality profile.  It will help team members understand what each other needs to be successful, improve the coaching experience, build trust among team members and improve overall team results. The Story:  Last weekend, I found myself flying solo with the kids, so [...]

Why Every New Team Should Take A Personality Profile 2018-04-05T19:15:08-04:00

What your dentist would say about your engagement strategy

The Lesson: Show your talent that you care about them by asking them regularly about their work experiences.  Use a simple engagement tool like 15Five to keep a regular pulse on your talent’s engagement and hold leaders accountable for creating and sustaining an engaged workforce. The Story:  A few years ago, one of my good [...]

What your dentist would say about your engagement strategy 2018-04-05T19:15:08-04:00