management 101

College Internships: A Dynamic Recruiting Strategy

3 minute read | December 14, 2020

Years ago, as a freshman in college, I had the opportunity to work for the water department in my hometown.  My job was pretty much a gofer position, but I learned a lot...

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3 min read | March 5, 2013

Eight Factors that Keep Star Performers on Your Team

Measuring employee attrition is good; planning for retention of top performing employees is critical.  Your best performers have options, and... Read More
3 min read | February 19, 2013

Employee Documentation: Too Important to “Wing It”

After all this time, I finally get it!  You worked hard for a long time to get to a leadership role.  Since you do such a great job of hiring... Read More
3 min read | February 5, 2013

Five Crucial Tactics for Decision Making

Super Bowl XLVII featured a classic matchup between two great teams, led by two great coaches.  The Harbaugh brothers have more in common than... Read More
3 min read | January 15, 2013

New Boss, Old Headaches; Getting Management Transitions Right

For most employees, getting a new boss is not a good thing.  Just when they have the old boss “trained,” a new boss comes in on a mission to make... Read More
3 min read | January 8, 2013

Do You Make These Common Employee Documentation Mistakes?

Managers tend to have a lot of reasons for poor and missing documentation when it comes to employee actions.  Some of the common reasons actually... Read More
3 min read | November 20, 2012

Employee Recognition: The Gratitude Attitude

When is the last time someone was openly recognized for something good at your workplace?  If it has been more than a week, you may want to think... Read More
2 min read | November 13, 2012

How to Recover from Employee Grievances

Employee grievances rarely happen overnight, or without some cause.  The root of a grievance could be some lingering, unresolved offense at... Read More
2 min read | November 6, 2012

Why Bad Bosses are Killing Your Business

If you have worked for more than three bosses, odds are you’ve had at least one “bad boss.”  According to the press, bad bosses are responsible... Read More
2 min read | October 2, 2012

Management 101: How to use Performance Reviews to Boost Your Profits

In many Companies, performance feedback is pretty rare or inconsistent; neither is good.  Managers may even avoid confronting employee... Read More
3 min read | September 25, 2012

Management 101 – Profits in the Organization Chart

By special request, the next few blog posts will deal with maximizing profits from an HR viewpoint.  Admittedly, some of what we share may not... Read More
2 min read | September 18, 2012

Management 101 – Unintended Communication?

Congratulations; you’re promoted.  You got a new title, maybe more money, a few perks (does anyone still get those?) and definitely more... Read More
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