Entries by Dana and Ellen Borowka

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Improving Your Odds For A Successful Manufacturing Workflow Strategy

By David Shaffer When it comes to succeeding with manufacturing workflow, we are drowning in data but starved for wisdom. That thought was first put forth by futurist John Naisbitt 40 years ago in his classic book Megatrends. Naisbitt the futurist was indeed a prophet. His prophecy is true because today even with the ever-expanding […]

How to Increase Revenues With Market Research

By Henry DeVries “As a venture capitalist, I get pitched dozens of times every year, and almost every pitch contains ‘market research’ lies,” says Guy Kawasaki, a Silicon-Valley based author, entrepreneur, and evangelist. “I am often accused of ridiculing market research and focus groups. Guilty as charged.” Kawasaki says useful market research can help you […]