January 2013

Jan 29 2013

4 Reasons You Should Hire a Wounded Warrior

I was recently introduced to an organization, the 100 Entrepreneurs Project.  This group was "created to provide seriously wounded service members, veterans and their families with information and ideas for creating their own business. “ But what if not all these veterans want to be entrepreneurs, would you be willing to hire a severely disabled veteran?

Jan 25 2013

It's Not Just CEOs Who Need a Succession Plan

Sometimes you can be too good at your job. Take for example my friend Kelly.  Kelly was a very successful market leader in the south. She was well known and respected by her employees, her peers, her clients and her boss. So why when she kept raising her hand for a promotion, was she overlooked?

Jan 21 2013

4 Challenges to Managing Both Volunteers and Employees

Guest Post By Sarah Clare, writer at Project Management Software

Volunteers are a great way to meet the needs of your organization and expand your mission without having to increase your budget. However, when you have a blended staff that includes both volunteers and paid employees.... 

Jan 17 2013

5 Keys to Getting the Most Out of a Mentor

I had a fairly successful career without a mentor/mentee relationship, but I learned how important they can be and tried hard to find those relationships for many of the people that worked for me and became a mentor to many others. That said, just because you put two people together, doesn’t mean it works.

So how can you get the most of a mentoring relationship?

 

Jan 14 2013

When You Have to Give Them ‘One More Thing’

Guest post By Maureen Gorman, Editor at Progressive Business Publications

Over the last few years, many companies have become leaner, using the mantra: “Do more with less.” Unfortunately, that often means employees who already have full workloads need to keep taking on more. As a manager, how can you help staffers handle additional tasks without burning out?

 

Jan 10 2013

4 Pitfalls to Avoid When Setting Goals

It’s the beginning of the year and setting goals has to be on your to-do list.  Even if you work for a large corporation that just force-feeds goals at a division or team level, you still have the job of allocating it out to everyone. Goal setting is actually not an art, it’s a science, and you need to take the time to do it right.

Jan 07 2013

Should You Ever Let Your Employees Make Game Changing Decisions?

I’ve been a Redskin fan a long time, so for me, yesterday was just heartbreaking. The question on many people’s mind is why was our quarterback, rookie RGIII, allowed to continue to play with an obviously weakened, injured knee? According to the Washington Post