• Fact and Opinion in the Workplace

    One of my former coaches reposted a banner that said, “A fact is information minus emotion. An opinion is information plus experience. Ignorance is an opinion lacking information. And stupidity is an opinion that ignores a fact.” The last […]

    2 months ago, by
  • What is “Imposter Syndrome”?

    Recently I saw a post from a long-time, former employee who pursued a new career with a comment referring to imposter syndrome. This was not a term I had heard of before so decided to research it. According to […]

    4 months ago, by
  • Born Free – Creating Workplace Independence

    In honor of Independence Day, we are skipping to number 15 on Indeed’s list of why employees leave their jobs which is “wanting more independence.” The article explains that “Some managers use micromanaging as a way to keep track […]

    5 months ago, by
  • A Change in Plans – When Job Expectations and Job Requirements Do Not Align

    Moving on, we find number eleven on Indeed’s top sixteen reasons employees seek to leave their current employer is because they think the very job they were hired for itself changed. Indeed states: “When you first start a job, […]

    6 months ago, by
  • Time Off and Time Out

    More than halfway through Indeed’s list of why people resign, and at number ten, is because you, the employee, feel conflicted about workplace policies. Indeed goes on to say that if your company’s policies for telecommuting, (which is the […]

    6 months ago, by
  • Happy and Effective Working 

    Number eight on Indeed’s list of why people change jobs is culture and workspace.  Finding out where and how you will work is particularly important before you accept the offer of a new job.  Why?  Because your productivity will […]

    7 months ago, by
  • The Reaction to Feedback and Structure

    In Indeed’s list of the top reasons why people resign, number seven is needing more feedback or structure in the workplace.  Indeed’s author explains that some individuals thrive in a more fluid work environment, while others need more structure.  […]

    7 months ago, by
  • “More, Better” Management Attention, Please

    Indeed’s number five reason people leave their jobs is to seek a better management relationship. Indeed states, “If you feel like you need a more supportive manager or supervisor, it may be time to look for a company that […]

    7 months ago, by
  • Do You Feel Valued in the Workplace?

    This week, we conducted reviews with several of my employees. It is always for me a balance of demonstrating my appreciation for their choosing to work for us and the discussion of how they are or aren’t meeting expectations. […]

    7 months ago, by
  • Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

    Moving to number three on the Indeed list of top reasons people leave their employers is “feeling uninspired.” The internet search for “uninspired” reveals, “If you describe something or someone as uninspired, you are criticizing them because they do not […]

    8 months ago, by
  • More Money, Please

    Last week we started a series of blogs to help you determine if it was time to make a career move. The list we are working from is from the Indeed career page titled “16 Reasons Employees Leave Their […]

    8 months ago, by
  • Big Shoes to Fill

    Do you personally know someone separated from a significant other who, when they start a new relationship, keeps talking about and referring to experiences with their ex? When a key employee resigns from a company, often the same thing […]

    9 months ago, by