Removing the Culture Killer

Removing the Culture Killer

A single culture killer can disrupt the performance of everyone on your team, if you let that person's behavior persist. A culture killer is a person who's strong personality plus bad behavior combine to form a poison that slowly (or quickly) infects the output and...

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Hiring in a Hot Economy

Hiring in a Hot Economy

Hiring in a hot economy is the key to growth this year. Any edge you can get, in both recruiting and retaining employees, is worth exploring. To this end, I am currently reading about Netflix’s explosive success in Reed Hasting’s new book, No Rules Rules. It outlines...

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Leading In A Time Of Discord

Leading In A Time Of Discord

The world (or at least this country) is wrapped up in multiple crises happening at once. The pandemic/health crisis; the economic crisis; the political crisis; and the social injustice crisis.  These crises are impacting everyone in some way. It can feel overwhelming....

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Poach or Be Poached?

Poach or Be Poached?

A recurring question that you face—and one that I am asked occasionally—is it okay to poach employees? And/or what should I do when someone is poaching my employees? First off, when someone offers one of your better employees $10k more and they leave, either they were...

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