Six barriers to finding and keeping great people

Here are two things you should know about today’s candidate-first talent market The best companies are radically changing how they hire people in 2018. (Inc.)Talent precedes growth. (Joe Galvin, Vistage) There are only so many great people out there and every company...

It Doesn’t Pay To Be Cheap

If there is one word that cuts through the complexity of employee compensation, it’s fairness. Fair pay for the actual work, and fair pay in relation to colleagues and market expectations. There are many reasons to make fairness the cornerstone of your compensation...

Happily and Productively Remote

Not long ago, the CFO of a fast-growing $150 million company with 80 sales reps was planning to move to a bigger, better location. I suggested that he not move everyone into the new space and, instead, arrange for some of the reps to work remotely. I was shocked by...

15 Years and 15 Lessons Learned

Effective leaders in today’s world are learning to live and thrive with constant change and uncertainty. Without a new mold for what a leader should be and do, we have opened the door to expressing our own humanity as well as creating more humane workplaces. Rather...

Becoming the One They Choose In 2019

Now that there are more job openings than people to fill them, 2019 is the time to get really serious about being the best company you can possibly be. This year we see the rise of the individual, where top talent takes over the catbird seat—able to pick where they...

Valuing sexuality while keeping our heads

I believe in men and women leading together. Everything is better when we do. That said, if you’re a woman you probably have a #metoo story of one kind or another. Me too! And that fact complicates things. My fear is that if we don’t keep our heads and resolve...