How many of us wish there were more hours in a day? Maybe just an extra hour for completion of a non-work project? Or, maybe you would go to the gym if only you had one extra hour? It’s important to make wise choices on how we choose to spend our time – regardless of your profession…HR or other. I encourage you to take a look within and evaluate how you spend your time.

NASCAR just had one of their biggest races of the season, The Daytona 500, and there were all kinds of headlines that surrounded the event: The #3 car, driven by Dale Earnhardt, Sr., being driven for the first time since his untimely death A 6-hour rain delay Dale Earnhardt, Jr., winning the race and ending…

There is an old African proverb that states, “After you pray, move your feet”. This implies that no matter what’s being said or to whom, action on the part of the speaker is required for something to actually happen. I’ve personally found that doers are so busy doing that they don’t have time to waste telling…

Managers cannot do it all; nor should they be expected to. And for managers to create and maintain an environment of efficiency, learning, fairness and excellence, they have to learn how to get their teams active and involved.  They must delegate. It’s been said that the ability to delegate determines one’s success. Equally as important to the…

In a day and time when budgets are being cut and every dime has to be accounted for, it’s critical that everyone is able to show how they impact a company’s bottom line. It’s especially hard when you have departments like HR who clearly have value, but because they are not a “profit center”, it’s…

When I think of effective training, my mind journeys back to the original version of The Karate Kid from (1984). After Daniel and Mr. Miyagi meet, they share an exchange where Mr. Miyagi writes this post: Miyagi: Problem: attitude. Daniel: No the problem is, I’m getting my ass kicked every other day, that’s the problem….

While picking up some hotcakes at McDonald’s, I noticed a little promotional graphic on the side of the large plastic bag.  It said, “Grow Your Own, We Did.” The graphic had a bowl of something that looked hot and good, a plant and it’s roots, and a stat about the success of their restaurant managers…

Everyone wants freedom to breath, be creative, trusted to perform their essential job duties and meet deliverables on time without harassment. Nobody wants to be micromanaged or tied to their desk all day. That’s understandable, that’s desirable and hell that’s what I want too. But total freedom is unrealistic and here’s why. Often times you…

Let’s talk about performance, competition and deserves. We just wrapped up the Olympic Games in London. Of course you have heard of the Olympics, they occur every 4 years and athletes from all over the world gather to compete and represent their countries in a variety of sporting events. The work and training that the…

Sustainability and workforce analytics – big terms that are getting a lot of play nowadays. They can mean different things in different settings, but here we will use them in relation to training. Sustainability is hard to do, well maybe not too hard if you have the vision, resources and forward thinking.  It’s never good…