As a manager, I hated writing performance reviews. I worked hard to make them reflective of achievements, performance and goals. I would spend hours reading the peer and self-evaluations and then writing examples to support my scores.  In the end, it was a grand waste...

By next year, millennials will represent fifty percent of the global workforce. This generation reads, writes and interprets information differently. It’s important to understand the differences in communication styles so conversations will be more relatable. Try these five steps to guide your communications with the...

Once you have decided you are ready to resign, you want to leave in a professional manner.  The key to resigning professionally is all about having a plan and paying attention to the details. I have outlined the steps you should consider when making this...

Recent studies have found that remote workers are more productive, happier and achieve a better work-life balance. As more organizations are using remote workers, managing these workers is a skill every manager will need to learn.  Here are several tips I found helpful when managing...

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse The dishes were done, the presents were wrapped The dogs were happily taking a nap We’d just settled down to watch our favorite Christmas movie When in the distance I heard...

Whether you're a business owner, a manager, or a co-worker, you've most likely felt the stress and anxiety that come from facing the need to initiate a crucial (and possibly uncomfortable) conversation. A crucial conversation is any conversation where the stakes are high, emotions run...

We make many decisions throughout the course of a day.  Some are small and inconsequential while others are large and can affect peoples’ lives and wellbeing. At some point in our careers, we have all made decisions that just did not work out the way...

The average professional spends 31 hours a month in meetings.  Many of us find that meetings can be full of talk, with little focus and no outcomes. If you’ve ever sat through one of those meetings, feeling like it’s a waste of time and a...

Below are three trends that are changing the way recruiting teams find, qualify, and engage candidates. Advancements in technology and non-traditional approaches to hiring are requiring employers and recruiters to shift their approach to recruiting.   Workplace Diversity Companies are beginning to examine workplace diversity and...