Posts tagged "team work"

5 Ways To Reinvent Your Company

  Treat your employees well.  Please don’t hire people on their skills alone.  You want people who will fit in your team.  You can train people about your business.  You can’t teach people to have integrity and ambition.  You need people who have a sense of team and contribution.  You want employees who WANT to... Read more »

Five Ways to Start Your Career Reinvention

Take a deep breath.  Career reinventions are usually thrust on us.  We normally don’t wake up one day and say “Hey, I think I’ll turn my life upside down and change.”  Unfortunately loss triggers a career transition…company downsizing, mergers or acquisition with new management.  Most of us want to hide in our cubes and hope... Read more »

5 reinvention tips that really work!

          Many of us are in the midst of life and career transitions.  Many of us are lost in these transitions.  Many of us need help…and if you’re like me you won’t ask for help because you’re pretty sure you can figure it out by yourself.  Please save yourself some time... Read more »
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Little ity bity, teeny, tiny reinvention tips

The reinvention process involves change.  I’ve learned that if I start with huge impossible changes, I won’t follow through…..I’ll be disappointed and crabby.  In an effort to keep you from becoming crabby, I’m recommending small, minute changes that will help you get used to change.  Then when the day comes that you get fired or... Read more »

18 things to do when you get the SH....kicked out of you!

Last week was one those “if I ever have another one of these weeks, I’ll crumble into a heap of utter despair and hopelessness”…..yes, on hindsight it was that bad. As business owners we know that things don’t always go the way they want them to….these “bumps in the road” always involve people….god, if we... Read more »

6 big business mistakes I made and what I learned

Here are 6 mistakes I’ve made in business…I hope you can learn from my mistakes: #1 I was born an entrepreneur. I turned my back on that fact for most of my career. It was too scary and unpredictable. I settled for corporate America and a “sure thing”. What a mistake! After four lay-offs and... Read more »
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How to Find "Hard to Find" Employees

I recently met with the CEO of a small trucking company who was lamenting the fact that he couldn’t find applicants to fill driver vacancies he needed to fill. The week before, I met with the owner of a small tech company who can’t find programmers who are willing to stay more than six months... Read more »

4 Things I Wish I'd Said

1. If you haven’t read “Purple Cow”, “Tribes”, “Linchpin”, or “Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?” by Seth Godin….treat yourself to one or all of these books and get ready to be educated and entertained. For example….here’s one of my favorite quotes: “I define “sheepwalking” as the outcome of hiring people who have been raised... Read more »

Why It's So Hard to Change

Last night a good friend called me and started complaining about his job. He’s worked there for 3 years and hates everything about it….his boss, his co-workers, his customers, his cube…..it goes on and on. I usually let him rant for a few minutes so he can vent. But last night was different….”why don’t you... Read more »
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15 ways to increase your value.

The name of game today is value…..how do you contribute to the marketplace? Here are fifteen ways to increase your market value: 1. Become a resource for others 2. Connect people to help them grow their networks and business 3. Continuously add new skills to your inventory…i.e. programming, certifications 4. Write a blog 5. Know... Read more »