How to Retain & Attract Talent

How to Retain & Attract Talent

Today companies are finding themselves in a unique position. Unemployment across the country is hovering somewhere between 3% – 4%. Even in the hardest hit, most economically depressed areas it’s around 10%, and in some places it’s at a record low of under 2%....
The Three P’s

The Three P’s

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. -Ralph Waldo Emerson I am a promise, I am a possibility, I am a promise, with a capital “P” – I am a great big bundle of potentiality. I learned this catchy tune at camp when I was about 11...
Get It Right The First Time

Get It Right The First Time

Lessons on Leadership, Life (and music) If I had a dollar (hell, make it a thousand) for every time I’ve heard, read or have been reminded that “people are our greatest asset” I’d be blogging from a remote Caribbean island. If I had the same...
Succession Planning in Family Business

Succession Planning in Family Business

Great vision without great people is irrelevant. – Jim Collins It’s an often quoted statistic that the majority of family businesses don’t get passed on to the second generation, and the vast majority of second generation businesses don’t get passed on to...
The Importance of Values in Family Business

The Importance of Values in Family Business

According to the 2019 edition of PwC’s US Family Business Survey the number one area for family businesses to consider in order to build a lasting and profitable legacy is “to codify their values”. As a 3rd generation family business owner whose been on a Values Based...
How Marie Kondo Helped Me Stop Resisting Feedback

How Marie Kondo Helped Me Stop Resisting Feedback

Resistance: the refusal to accept or comply with something; the ability not to be affected by something, especially adversely. When I first saw the wildfire of praise for Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up sweep across my social media feeds, I...