Entries by Dana and Ellen Borowka

Protecting The Workplace

By Howard F. Fisher, Esq. What is keeping you up at night as you consider returning to the office? Employers and employees are navigating a rapidly changing landscape of workplace safety concerns from policies touching on vaccine or mask requirements; potential of political or civil unrest; employee and guest vaccination status; remote or hybrid work, […]

Checklist To Create A Hybrid Work Environment Culture

By Patty Crabtree “I just want everyone back at the office and let’s just get back to normal,” many a business leader has said. But let’s face facts: the old ways of business will never really happen again. That train has left the station, that ship has sailed. During the pandemic businesses have been exposed […]

High-Performance Lessons Learned From The Remote Workforce Revolution

By Patty Crabtree Startling statistic: In August, 2021, 4.3 million workers quit their jobs because they were looking for something better or they did not want to return to working back in the office again. The media have dubbed it The Great Resignation. Why the exodus? Because the remote work environment created by the pandemic […]

Time To Leverage Your Staff For Higher Productivity

By Doug Clute In his business classic Good to Great, Jim Collins said: “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” Famously Collins says you need to have the right people in the right seats on your bus. In business, profits and shareholder returns can be linked to productivity growth, which can be directly linked to […]

Five Biggest Mis-Hiring Mistakes

By Dana Borowka, MA Ready. Aim. Mis-hire. Unfortunately, that is a common problem for many companies. That mis-hire can have a big negative impact on your company’s bottom line. Worse, it could hurt work force morale. Each mis-hire decision can cost your company well over two to three times the individual’s salary, according to author […]

Defining Your Culture and Hiring Strategically

By Patty Crabtree Picture in your mind a race car speeding toward that waving checkered flag as it prepares to cross the finish line. If you think of a company like a high-performance car, culture is the oil that allows everything to run smoothly to help achieve your goals. Culture reflects what is greatest, genuine, […]

Do you have a Sales Plan?

By Patrick McClure It’s common in the winter time to hear company executives complain about the holiday season. I can just hear them now: “OMG, we only have two weeks in December, and the rest of the month is a waste of time. No one will be at their desks, and we won’t be able […]

The Promise and The Pitfall Of 360-Degree Surveys

By Dana Borowka, MA Famed management author Ken Blanchard says feedback is the breakfast of champions. Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers said listening, not imitation, is the sincerest form of flattery. Super successful CEOs like Bill Gates say we all need feedback because that is how we improve. The natural desire to improve the performance of leaders […]