Posts Categorized: Business and Workplace

Encouraging Innovation

Innovation can not be taught or planned. By providing an environment that allows self-directed teams, flat hierarchies and self-accountability, innovative thinking can be born in any organization at any time.

I Am Done Playing Nice

Do you stifle your employees? Just because the economy isn’t what it once was, it does not mean that there aren’t jobs out there for people who want to leave your organization.

Employee Referrals That Matter

If you have friends, colleagues or neighbors who are seeking you out to help get an insider track, here are a few tips to provide an effective referral to your HR staff and/or hiring managers.

Perceptions of Ladies in High Heels

When I was a Human Resources Assistant, my manager always wore heels and a well-rotated collection of suits. She was also extremely professional, action-orientated and a confident public speaker i.e. everything I wasn’t at the time. So I quickly followed her lead and purchased one pair of black, brown & nude heels. I didn’t instantly soak up the demeanor and skills of my manager through those pointy tipped shoes, but I noticed a difference in my performance.