Improve human resources practices — by design

Each day we have the ability to embrace change and make good choices. With each decision, we have the opportunity to make a difference. As I listened to the audio book “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life,” this concept resonated for me. The application of these philosophies has touched every facet […]

What you don’t know can hurt you and your business

I was recently reminded again how rapidly information changes and how what you don’t know can hurt you — as well as affect the financial health of your business or organization. Remember the Russian proverb: There is no shame in not knowing. The shame lies in not finding out. For human resource professionals and managers […]

Rewarding efforts important, but sometimes tricky

Heartfelt recognition from an employer can ignite a fire in an employee or be received as a negative acknowledgment. It all depends on how the business or organization approaches the process. A proverb comes to mind: “When you reach the top, keep climbing.” Scouring the library, online reports, articles and studies can leave an employer […]

Making a case for business ethics

Over the past few years, our families, friends, customers, co-workers, leaders and politicians all have been tested more than we ever imagined. The situation brings to mind the saying “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” This phrase has been attributed to both Joseph Kennedy, father of President John F. Kennedy, and Knute Rockne, […]