Time management for those with problem employees Having eaten my share of turkey during the recent holiday season, I’m reminded of an exercise I use in my management seminars that you might want to try, especially if you have a poor-performing employee. First, divide all the employees who report to you into three categories:
In 1991, my family and I moved to a new neighborhood. On moving day, the professionals moved the furniture while my wife, daughter and I made several trips in separate cars, transferring the smaller items. As I completed the last trip for the evening, frazzled and ready for bed, I noticed my gas gauge showed… Read More >>
“All the procedural and systemic improvements in the world will not work if people are afraid to report what they see and contribute to changing what’s wrong.” CJ, my wife of 37 years, was involved in a serious bicycle accident that left her paralyzed on one side of her body and unable to speak. She… Read More >>
by Larry Johnson Regardless of the industry in which you work, I’m sure you will agree that attracting and keeping good employees is essential to your success. But imagine yourself running a nursing home where the industry average for staff turnover is an incredible 100% per year. And little wonder. Most of the work is… Read More >>
Good article, even if he didn’t interview me for my thoughts. But he did. Enjoy.
In an interview with Josh Clement, the CEO of Soundview regarding change: We all know that people tend to resist change. He said that he gives credit his own fear and insecurity about doing the right thing in responding to the disastrous situation in 2008. That led him to ask his people for ideas and being willing to listen. He said that it was this transparency and trust that made all the difference. Everyone realized they were all in the same boat and the only way to survive was for them to all pull together.
by Meagan Johnson. CSP Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation, are those twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings that often baffle us, their Gen Xer and Baby Boomer managers. Their biggest complaint about us? “YOU DON’T TRUST US.” Generation Y has not only grown up with technology, they are the in-house experts. We ask them their… Read More >>
At this past Thanksgiving dinner, I chatted with the 27-year-old daughter of some close friends, Kelsey. Kelsey is like a second daughter to me since I’ve known her all her life. She finished college two years ago and is now working in the nonprofit sector as a fundraiser for a large social service agency. When I asked her how things were… Read More >>
Recently I was involved in a project that was being coordinated by a friend. She was under a lot of pressure managing all the details required to successfully complete her tasks. She had complained in the past that project participants didn’t always respond to her emails and texts in a timely manner. It not only… Read More >>
If you are a Baby Boomer, or old enough to feel like one, check out this article on reinventing your older self by Dorie Clark in the Washington Post Good information to keep us oldies still goodies.