Dear Sharon – October 2018

Q. Our organization recently hired some younger workers to work at our bank. These younger workers don’t seem to have the same work ethic and want to reinvent every process we have in place. They show up right at 8:30 and run out the door at 5:00. Any advice? A. This is a common issue […]

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Dear Sharon – September 2018

Q. I need help! I have a manufacturing business that is in heavy growth mode. We currently run two shifts, but easily could run three. Challenge is finding qualified people! Currently our second shift should have about 40 workers and we now only have 12! We are advertising on the internet, have a sign out […]

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Hire Once, Hire Right

This is probably one of the craziest talent markets I have experienced in my twenty-one years of executive search. We make twice as many calls to find the right fit and employers want this done at record speed. And I get it – in business the only real capital that makes the engine run are […]

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Five Realizations to Reduce Career Stress

Maybe I’m wrong, but I firmly believe that the increase in stress levels in today’s worker is in direct correlation with why cancer cases have skyrocketed. And while I understand this truth, I have yet to completely figure out how to reduce work life stress in my own life. Expectations are high. Everyone I know […]

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To Millennials With Gratitude

First I have a confession. As a leader, it has taken me some time to understand the true value of the millennial generation. Firmly planted at the end of the baby boomer generation, I bought into the many reasons why Millennials drive baby boomers crazy. I admit, I was wrong. What I now understand, by […]

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Time To Write Your Story

I had the most interesting conversation last week with a client of mine. He told me he handed the President of his company a blank piece of paper and said, “The Paper is going to write a story about you and its ten years from now – what will it say?  Write it down”. Wow! While I […]

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Power Of The People

As the president of a busy executive search firm, I’ve observed thousands of leaders over the course of my 21-year run. Many leaders run amazing organizations that over time have grown considerably and have been very successful. Others, despite the same economic conditions, have not fared well. In analyzing the differences, there are some key […]

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Graduates, It’s Ok Not to Know

We are at that magical time of year when the seniors are donning their Caps and Gowns and are anticipating the excitement of graduation and the anticipation of the future ahead of them. It is normal to feel some level of apprehension; it’s a big deal to head off on your own, whether that is off […]

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Replacing Mr. Wonderful

We’ve all seen him and felt his presence. He is the magnanimous figure at the head of the corporate table and he is larger than life. He’s brilliant, charismatic and successful. He is also humble, warm and caring. His career began just like all of ours did. He started at the bottom; but for him, it was different. People noticed […]

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A New Way to Execute a Performance Review

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Performance reviews of the past no longer work.  Today’s video is to get you thinking of new ways to evaluate your employees. Most of our clients conduct yearly reviews and simply go over last year’s performance.  They set goals for the New Year and then it’s back to work. Today’s employees want to have input […]

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