You’re My Favorite!

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Bosses who claim they don’t have favorites are lying! They’re lying to you and they’re lying to themselves. I don’t know why they bother lying; I believe having favorites is perfectly acceptable. Please note, “having favorites” and demonstrating “favoritism” are not the same thing. Giving an employee unfair preferential treatment at the expense of another is rude and wrong, and you […]

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She Made Me Better

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After graduating college, my first real professional experience was in a nationwide retail-clothing store. Having worked there part-time during school, I was afforded the opportunity upon graduation to become a manager in the home store of our District Manager (DM). As an hourly associate I had heard the horror stories about the DM but I […]

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Keep Smiling, Keep Singing, It’s Okay to Whistle While You Work!

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“Quit singing and get back to work!” “Settle down! Don’t you have work to do?” “This work is serious so take it seriously!”  “I don’t appreciate that you and your team are always laughing and carrying on with everyone else.” Four statements.   Four assumptions.    Four reasons to make my blood boil. The first statement was […]

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Entitlement – Blame It On The Leader

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I had the pleasure of participating in Performance I Create’s first ever Podcast. During this podcast, the fantastic Sarah Williams used a term I got a chuckle from…the “wussification” of America’s workforce. I thought about that term for awhile…I liked it…it made me think of entitlement. The term “entitlement” refers to the belief that we deserve some […]

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Humility Leads To Cultural Competence

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Companies spend thousands of dollars on consultants and subject matter experts in an attempt to define their company’s “culture”. They come up with mission statements, vision statements and elevator pitches, but forget to talk about their people and how they’re treated… how the company’s culture is ultimately determined by how they embrace all of the […]

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