Happy and Engaged Startup Team

How will you keep your employees engaged this year?

Thoughts on keeping your employees engaged and happy in this market Happy New Year!  We’ve roared into 2018 with a lot of momentum – that’s great news!  I am hearing that the tight labor market is absolutely having an impact on companies of all sizes and in all sectors.  Some of you may not have…

Managing Performance

No longer an annual event Naturally, I am fascinated by how businesses operate and what management styles work in certain situations.  Recently, I have focused my attention on how postindustrial age hierarchy is not working and what that means for companies who are conventional in their human capital management structure. Early in my career I…

Millennial woman working in an office

6 ways Millennials are changing your workplace

For the better! This month I’m going to take sides in the generational debate.  I am really tired of hearing how lazy and entitled millennials are.  I get the opportunity to work with brilliant young professionals every day and I believe that the struggle lies in the fact that we are trying hard to make…

Happy Employee at this desk with a sticky note on his forehead that says "Be Happy"

Creative employee retention strategies

Earn their loyalty now – before someone else buys it! If you haven’t had to do any hiring lately – CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have, then you know how very difficult it is to find great talent, not to mention the task of employee retention.  This is may be the wildest market I’ve seen – in…

Do you have C Players on your team? Sophisticated yet basic logic for managers

The credit for this month’s article goes to Don VanWinkle. Don is a management savant, master of small business finance, and generally brilliant man. I have been honored to know him as a friend, mentor and banker for more than a decade. Don and I were having lunch a few weeks ago and one of…