Too many sponsorship requests? 4 questions to simplify the decision.

Most businesses receive a lot requests to be a sponsor for an event.  So how do you choose which you should do and which you should politely decline? The key is to have a decision process aligned with your business goals. Over the years, I’ve been on both sides of this process.  Today, I receiveContinue reading “Too many sponsorship requests? 4 questions to simplify the decision.”

5 conversations to help a struggling employee

  Sometimes our employees struggle to perform at the level we need them to.  Sometimes, we can help.  Sometimes, we can’t. Here are 5 conversations to help you tell the difference. Conversation #1: Clarify expectations Once you notice a problem, don’t let it go too long before you talk about it with your employee.  ClarifyContinue reading “5 conversations to help a struggling employee”

Low employee comm scores? Here are 4 root causes.

Your employee engagement survey indicated your company isn’t communicating enough. You feel like you’re communicating, so why aren’t employees feeling the same way? Are you left wondering if you should email more often, start a newsletter, or post more news to the intranet? In most cases when employee or culture surveys indicate “poor communication,” it’sContinue reading “Low employee comm scores? Here are 4 root causes.”

3 Big Productivity Zappers

  1.  Not listening to your body Do you think more clearly and quickly in the morning or the evening?  Save the tasks that require the most concentration for the time of day that you feel most awake.  I call it “turbo mode.” There are a few hours each morning that I feel like IContinue reading “3 Big Productivity Zappers”