5 ways to Increase Your Workplace Safety Immediately
For millions of people like yourself, the daily grind is all part of the regular routine. Today, across the nation, there are more than 122 million people who work full time just like you. And research shows that full-time employees work an average of 47 hours a week- sometimes... Read more
3 Reasons A Balanced Life Is A Better Life
At Work And At Home, Success Depends On Finding Equilibrium, Magazine Editor And Stroke Survivor Says Life sometimes can seem off kilter as responsibilities mount and people plow all their physical and mental resources into what seems to be the most pressing crisis of the moment. But Lumbie Mlambo... Read more
4 Ways the Workplace Has  Become More Dangerous
Tips for Preventing & Handling Disaster & Distress on the Job Disgruntled employees, workplace bullies, active-shooter situations, illegal drug use, ex-spouses and dissatisfied clients – all can be found in a random sampling of the 2 million people affected by workplace violence in the United States, according to the... Read more
The Three Flavors of Employees
Mike was the CFO of a large manufacturing company in Texas. He was an outstanding executive and he accepted this position because it suited his strengths to a tee. The company was looking for a very strategic Head of Finance who could work in partnership with the company’s CEO... Read more
Winning the Talent Wars
If you haven’t heard the term “Talent Wars” yet, you have now. They are heating up, and most small businesses aren’t very well equipped to compete in them. “Talent Wars” refers to a growing shortage in the U.S. labor market for properly trained and educated employees. Starting prior to... Read more
7 Big (But Easy) Ways Businesses Can Reduce Employee Absenteeism
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – especially for small businesses grappling with the high costs of worker absenteeism. Employee time lost to health issues costs American businesses $84 billion a year. For U.S. businesses, helping workers stay healthy costs far less than the financial... Read more
Lead from Need: Four Ways to Motivate Employees
His CEO performance review is in and Scott is clearly alarmed. Unless next quarter’s KPI goals are met the Governance committee will ask for his resignation. He grabs his phone and calls Jarin, his gregarious college roommate and the person who transformed Silicon Beach’s most dysfunctional company into one... Read more
The Shifting Sands of Employee Motivation
I recently attended a speech by best-selling author Daniel Pinkin which he summarized research on shifts in employee motivators. The old “if-then motivators” of giving bonuses for the achievement of goals no longer work. Work has become too complex and is changing too rapidly for such simple formulas to be... Read more
7 Reasons “On the Clock” Off-Premise Meetings are Beneficial for Employees
It’s easy to get used to the typical daily workday agenda – get coffee, check emails, return phone calls, conduct meetings, meet with clients, schedule appointments – the list is almost endless. Every once in a while, however, a little out-of-the-office time with your coworkers can put an extra... Read more
4 Rules For Hiring & Retaining Your Best Employees
Exorbitant student loans constitute just one reason why young people eager to experience the world may want to reconsider college, says Ed Basler, a veteran entrepreneur. There is now $1.2 trillion worth of college debt in the United States and the average borrower will graduate $26,600 in the red,... Read more