Articles on: Employees

Are you tapping into the Power of Ignition?

A single event or moment in time that changes everything; the point of no return.  At different times in our lives we’ve all experienced them.  Certainly, this year we’ve got plenty of examples where events created ignition.  We’ll leave history to judge the outcomes, but the power of ignition is real. As we observe Labor […]

The Challenge is what you’re not doing…

I was talking with a business owner recently and it was clear they had a significant challenge with their business. Overall things are good from a day to day operations basis, but their growth is stalled and if something doesn’t change, there will be a major problem in the near future. What really stood out […]

No More Hoarders – Getting Employees to Share Knowledge

How do you get employees to share knowledge?   There are few businesses that don’t struggle with this issue even though most research overwhelming supports that sharing knowledge is one of the best paths to increasing productivity, improving creativity, and overall performance.   So what fuels the knowledge hoarder? What drives this type of behavior?   It’s the […]

Create your own talent pool?

With unemployment continuing to hover near historic lows, just getting applicants is hard enough.  Finding applicants skilled for the position you are hiring, is even more difficult.  If you’re challenged with finding skilled employees know that you are not alone!  In today’s business climate, that challenge is nearly shared by all.   One solution: Code your […]

Want to Grow Your Business? Keep Your People Happy…!

Time and again when talking to business owners these days, I keep hearing the same thing – ‘we can’t hire enough of the right people‘. I have a client who’s had a critical position open for almost a year and they still don’t have any great candidates lined up.  I know a bunch of companies who […]

Want to know what your employees think? Try this…

Ever wonder what your employees really think about their job?  About you?  The business? Maybe you should ask them. During a recent client meeting we were discussing the results of an Aspire Team Survey he had completed with his employees.   This is a customized list of questions that allow the employees to anonymously comment on […]