Whatever It Is It Is Relevant If It Is Yours

Maybe your dream is more engaged/productive employees (see https://thehappypath.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/13-of-employees-worldwide-are-engaged/ for some fairly dismal statistics).  Maybe it is to increase productivity while decreasing costs.  Maybe it is a stronger management team, or even to move up or possibly out of the company/organization you are in. Whatever your dream goals are right now they are relevant.  They are relevantContinue reading “Whatever It Is It Is Relevant If It Is Yours”

13% Of Employees Worldwide Are Engaged

You’ve already done the math in your head that tells you 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged. For the stats you can visit http://www.gallup.com/poll/165269/worldwide-employees-engaged-work.aspx .  We can talk until we are blue in the face about why this dynamic exists.  But I strongly believe it is rooted in a few basic ‘truths’.  One, change isContinue reading “13% Of Employees Worldwide Are Engaged”

70% Of The Workforce Is NOT Engaged In Their Jobs

“Of the approximately 100 million people in America who hold full-time jobs, 30 million (30%) are engaged and inspired at work, so we can assume they have a great boss. At the other end of the spectrum are roughly 20 million (20%) employees who are actively disengaged. These employees, who have bosses from hell thatContinue reading “70% Of The Workforce Is NOT Engaged In Their Jobs”

Don’t Bargain

I’ve always loved the following quote: “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”  ~ Mahatma Gandhi The reason is that so often either subconsciously or consciously we stop ourselves from committing all we can whether in work or relationships.  Sometimes weContinue reading “Don’t Bargain”

It Is Not What You Say, But What You Do

The past few days there has been a flood of commentary about our political ‘leaders’ shutting down the government. On the television, on the radio, definitely on Facebook and social media.  There is one thing missing from the talk…it is the action.  Everyone is upset and/or disgusted, rightfully so as few of us have theContinue reading “It Is Not What You Say, But What You Do”

Perfect, The Enemy Of Done

For the last few years I have heard people constantly use the word “perfect.”  It drives me crazy.  Perfect is often one’s perception, not reality.  The pursuit of ‘perfection’ is one of the main reasons we delay and often forgo moving in positive, productive directions.  Here are two reasons which represent why I am not a fan of ‘perfect.’

Draw The Line

I’ve always tried to live being so busy improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.  A practice I highly recommend.  Even so, while I can do my best to control my thoughts and verbal output, I can’t control others.  Along those lines I share the following which I believe to be quintessentialContinue reading “Draw The Line”

Turning Your Back On Opportunity

Yesterday I was out recruiting at retail sites.  Prior to my start I popped into a major department store for something I needed and happened to fall into a conversation with someone who recruits for the store.  He started with “the pickings are slim out there.”  I thought he was exaggerating. Now I am notContinue reading “Turning Your Back On Opportunity”

Taking Control…Don’t

We have the propensity to want to take control of things.  The important thing to remember is there is a difference in between control and contribution.  Taking control can often lead to stagnation of a project.  Letting go of control  allows a project to move further faster as there is more energy and input.  IfContinue reading “Taking Control…Don’t”