The Fun-to-Misery Ratio

A member of my staff once said, “I work my eight hours so that I can go do what I really want to do.” I responded, “Really, I understand that we work eight-hours a day just to breakeven.” His response was memorable, “That is the most depressing thing I have ever heard.” Work-Life Balance What… Read more »

Boosting Your Productivity Through Employee Monitoring

Real Work As Opposed To Paid Hours You don’t know what you don’t know. Unfortunately, the complications silhouetting today’s working environment can make transparent, productive operations more difficult to achieve. By the same token, these operations can become more visible than ever before; but there’s a balance to be found which must be maintained. Consider… Read more »


A Different Kind of Diversity

Diversity in the workplace.  By no means a new concept, and certainly one worth our attention as HR and business professionals.  Plain and simple, diversity makes our workplaces better, serving as a catalyst for different types of thinking, ways to approach problems, and perspectives/frames of reference. Most often when we talk about diversity in the… Read more »

My Gritty Team

I have a gritty team and I am proud of it! Recently Forbes highlighted “grit” as a key factor in success. The article states that, “According to psychologist Angela Duckworth, the secret to outstanding achievement isn’t talent. Instead, it’s a special blend of persistence and passion that she calls – grit.” I think this is… Read more »

Developing Courage

Courage It has been defined as strength in the face of pain, grief or fear. There is no doubt that great leaders are courageous leaders. They inspire employees, energize customers, and position their companies for success. They take risks, they make decisions with the potential for revolutionary change, and they boldly stand up for what is right and just.… Read more »