Problem Solving – Part II: Tips and Tools 

Last week, in Problem-Solving – Part I, we discussed the Why and How of problem-solving. But what if problem-solving skills don’t come naturally? Well, problem-solving is a soft skill, which means it comes naturally to some and is harder to learn for others. But the good news is that you can still refine the skill until it’s a sharp and ready tool …

Problem-Solving – Part I: The Why & How

  Problem-solving is a necessary skill that transcends every industry. After all, problems, be they big or small, show up every day –in every workplace. As a leader in your company, it is vital to model and encourage problem-solving in your team. Why? It Strengthens Your Team: Strong teams are brimming with initiative-filled problem-solvers –positive influencers who “rally the troops,” …

Leading with A Coach’s Heart

In today’s workforce, there is a real need for business leaders with coaches’ hearts. Employees are looking for personal and professional growth. Likewise, you are looking for growth within your company and for goals to be met. With a coach’s leadership style, both are possible! What is a Coach Leader? The coach leadership style is collaborative, involving employees in their …

Why Choose a Trade Skill?

Today, the status quo says a college degree and a white-collar job are the keys to a successful career. And they are keys, but not the only keys. The skilled trade industry is wide-open and offers multiple opportunities for a successful career. A skilled trade is typically acquired through vocational or on-the-job training resulting in certification.  Trade skills are usually …

Fun Facts with Hamilton: 4th of July Edition

Ahh . . . the 4th of July. America’s favorite holiday! It’s a day we celebrate freedom! A time to commemorate the moment in our history when we declared that  “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, …

5 Tips for Achieving Transparency in Business

Today’s immediate access to knowledge and data has created a demand for transparency in business.  Consumers are increasingly concerned with authenticity, as well as ethical business and buying habits.  The labor force cares about how an employer’s values align with theirs. Business leaders who hold themselves to a high standard move to front and center in a world where we …

5 Tips for Improving Your Technology Skills     

We live in a hi-tech world, and that technology changes continually. As a result, being a successful part of the workforce demands relevant tech skills. While certain positions require specific skills, like building websites, coding software, designing apps, and writing technical briefings, even entry-level positions often require a bit of technical savvy. It may just mean being familiar with apps …

How To Get Along With Your Coworkers — 7 Key Tips!

In all likelihood, you spend more time with your coworkers than with family and friends. So to make your life — especially your work-life — more productive, pleasant, and professional, getting along with your coworkers is a big deal. If we lived in a perfect world, it would be easy.  But we don’t live in a perfect world, and it …

Newly Graduated? – 7 Tips for Moving Forward

Congratulations! You’ve passed the milestone of college graduation! You have your cap, your gown, your degree . . . and, most likely, a student loan to pay off. So now what? Advice for Grads — 7 Tips for Moving Forward Keep Moving  “You don’t have to see the first staircase, just take the first step.”  –Martin Luther King Jr.   …