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 …

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 …

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.   …

Prepping for Temp Workers in the Summer — We’ve Got Your Back!

Busy summer seasons are not for the faint of heart. And summer’s right around the corner. You may find yourself needing to hire some temporary workers. Follow these helpful steps to determine your hiring needs.  1. Vacation Policies and Deadlines One tricky thing about the summer season is that, in addition to the influx of business, employees want to go …

Passive Candidates and Long-Term Vision — 5 Tips for Recruiting

The job market is tight right now.  The reality is that many, many candidates, the same ones you want and need, are already employed and not looking for work. These “passive candidates” are not looking for a career change. But they are probably open to at least talking. If the shoe fits, that is. A LinkedIn study showed that: 79% …

Avoiding Politics at Work

The political divide has never been more intense. These days, politics come up at just about any dinner table, water cooler, or outdoor seating patio. And no matter what side of the aisle they are sitting on, everyone cares.  A lot. About everything. Working with people who think and are passionate about things quite different from yourself can cause a …

Foster a Sense of Belonging  

If there’s anything 2020, with all of its Zoom meetings and social distancing, taught us, it’s that we humans are hardwired for connection and belonging.  Besides meeting a deep, emotional need, employees who feel a sense of belonging are more likely to stay with the company — reducing the high cost of turnover. 7 Ways to Help Your Employees Belong …