• 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
  • Career Matchmaking and Dating

    As a Career Matchmaker I get many single professionals asking me if I can also introduce them to the right love match.  There are many similarities with dating for long term relationship and dating for a career match. Although […]

    10 months ago, by
  • Gentle Workplace Management

    Being the dominant personality I am, I grew up hearing the words “be gentle” quite often, but I never interpreted it to do with character. It was more when handling things such as small chicks or ornaments for the […]

    11 months ago, by
  • Interpretation and the Follow-up Questions

    Have you ever seen the lists that circulate social media asking how many items can you check off the list? The question asked is whether you have done or have never done each item on the list. Some of […]

    1 year ago, by
  • The Cockpit, the Castle, and the Community – Why Someone’s Workspace Matters

    The open concept floor plan for offices took off in the 1960s to help foster communication and collaboration in the workplace. Private office space has always been the most preferred by employees, although individuals will have different reasons for […]

    1 year ago, by
  • The Dear John Letter

    During WWII, the term “Dear John letter” became popular when soldiers spent long periods away from home. These letters, written affectionately, were either sent by mail or received when the soldier came home to an emptied house. In the […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Idioms and Slang – Workplace Commonality or Confusion? 

    Recently one of my employees, a naturalized citizen with English as a well–mastered second language commented on the different idioms I use to ensure he correctly understood their meaning.  Growing up in New England in the ‘70s and ‘80s, idioms were utilized often in my family, so it is no […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Coachable, Trainable, Dismissible 

    The protests presently calling to defund the police are fortunately not precipitating the elimination of the profession.  Instead, they are mostly looking into the profession for needed improvement in agencies across America.  While some agencies do set an example with how they coach, train and hold their employees accountable, sadly, there are too many examples […]

    2 years ago, by
  • What Your Employer or Business Associates Want

    Did you ever see Mel Gibson’s movie “What Women Want” from 2012 or the film “What Men Want” from 2019, starring Taraji Henson?  The storylines of both include major motifs of character improvement vis-à-vis lead characters’ personal and professional […]

    3 years ago, by
  • Behaviors Matter

    This week, President Trump delivered his third State of the Union address.  Currently, social media is abuzz with various opinions on what he shared, how he delivered the message, and what the future of our country holds.  Although it […]

    3 years ago, by
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