Is What You’re Saying Listenable?

We’ve all had those experiences where someone starts talking to us and we aren’t quite tuned in. The person is well into their story when we have to stop them and ask them to start over … from the beginning. A listener has to be ready before they can hear what you have to say.…

6 Steps to Getting Employees to Take Ownership

  Are your employees doing the minimum required to get the job done? Or, do they own the work, their projects, the outcome? Are they on the lookout to do things better, faster, cheaper? The employee who takes ownership goes beyond what is required. You would trust that person to not just complete the task…

What Organizations Can Do to Curb Sexual Harassment

  Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal, but that doesn’t keep it from happening. It can creep into our workplaces, making workers uncomfortable and taking the focus off business. While your legal obligations may be covered by a policy and required training, there are additional steps you can take to prevent sexual harassment. Each…

Are You a Micromanager? How to Let Go

Most micromanagers are not the overbearing, control freak egomaniacs we envision when we hear this word. They’re well-meaning, bright people with high standards—people who care a lot about getting things done right. Many of us have had an experience of being micromanaged—a boss hovering, never quite happy with the work you’re doing, questioning every decision…

Independent Contractor or Employee?

  Job search sites are filled with listings for part-time workers, temporary positions, freelance workers and independent contractors. But these job classifications are not interchangeable, and misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor comes with penalties and possible lawsuits. The rise in the use of independent contractors is a remnant of the 2007 – 09…