MVP or Team Player?

Who do you want on your team? When I was a kid playing Little League sports, the coaches would hand out trophies at the end of the season – and it was an exciting time! We wondered who would get “Most Valuable Player” or even “Best Team Player” awards. Of course, we...

Is There Such a Thing as Effective Meetings?

Yes – and i’ll show you how. Are meetings a waste of time? Many would agree they are. Why do we spend countless hours in meetings where we are asked to “review” a plan or a task, or “learn” more about a specific topic? Why do managers ask team members to attend...

Introducing Jenny Scott

When Jenny Scott chose her major at University of Texas at Austin, she envisioned her future at the head of a classroom – and she chose to study Victorian Literature and French. She always liked to train others so teaching was a natural path forward for her. Of...

5 Steps for Creating the Ultimate Strategic Plan

Bulky binders and complicated messages do not have to be part of your 2019 strategic planning process. Apply this simple process to the organization or a department.   Step #1 Are the organizations Vision/Mission/Values clearly written and aligned? Has the team...

Interview Better, Hire Smarter

Hiring smart is simply good business. Consider this: the average cost of losing a good employee is, according to CareerBuilder, a costly $29,000. When the red flags that should have been detected during the interview process surface a month or two into the hire, you...

Are You Controlling Time, or is Time Controlling You?

We think it is safe to say that in today’s technologically advanced world, time management continues to be a challenge. The promise that technology will help us gain more control of our lives, has actually added to our to-do lists. On one hand, we do have access to...

3 Reasons to Keep Your Manuals Updated

I was recently asked to assist in creating training manuals for a restaurant chain about to expand into the world of franchise development. Having up-to-date manuals keeps consistency in execution and operational uniformity, while helping new employees get up to speed...

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