Talent Selection & The NFL Draft

Talent Selection & The NFL Draft

In less than a week, one of the biggest and most anticipated talent selection events of the year will occur.  Some of us will watch it, some of us will talk about it around the water cooler. The decisions made…

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  • April 21, 2017
  • Blog
5 Steps to Accountability

5 Steps to Accountability

Without accountability, there are no results. The focus moves away from responsibility and growth to finger pointing, excuses and people throwing each under the proverbial bus.  Over time performance declines, team members lose respect for one another and the customer…

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  • April 12, 2017
  • Blog
The Secrets of Peer to Peer Feedback

The Secrets of Peer to Peer Feedback

While feedback from management is valuable and necessary for growth it’s not always immediate. This type of feedback tends to focus on the bigger picture; performance trends, project outcomes, etc.  Day to day tasks are often overlooked. Peer to peer…

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What you need to know about company values

What you need to know about company values

After last week’s blog, Hiring Advice From a Billion Dollar Company, I received several calls and comments mostly about core values. “Those values are so important in the hiring process” said one of my HR colleagues, but we’re not very good…

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  • February 10, 2017
  • Blog
What’s your communication style?

What’s your communication style?

The big issue with communication is that there is no singular “right way” to communicate. Each of us have a distinct communication style and set of preferences. Recognizing the style of others and being able to adapt; that’s where it…

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The “Nice” Sandwich

The “Nice” Sandwich

Several times in the past month I have heard criticisms from managers about the “Nice Sandwich” approach of providing performance improvement feedback. If you are not familiar with the “Nice Sandwich,” it is a formula that many managers have been…

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