Ambition Should Be Embraced and Not Hidden

I met up with a friend for lunch recently. He wanted to catch up on the happenings in our lives since we hadn’t seen each other in awhile. At some point, the conversation switched to work life. I talked about my observations at my job and the ideas I have for the things I want […]

3 Things I Love About e-Verify

3 Things I Love About e-Verify E-Verify is the internet based system that compares the information from an employee’s I-9 to information in the Homeland Security and Social Security Administration databases to confirm the employee is eligible to work legally in the United States. Many states require employers to use e-Verify to administer their I-9 […]

Why Your Organization Needs A Compensation Plan

Nothing tells more about an organization than how it compensates the people who work there. The choice to invest or not to invest in talent … to lead or lag the competition in pay …  speaks volumes about an organization and its values. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” – The Bible […]

Don’t Tell Me What To Do

In the world of management, one of the things we often hear is “there’s a difference between training and development.” Understanding and living this in the handling of performance is one of the most difficult things to do. I still struggle with that boundary from time to time. It is hard to know exactly where […]

No More Wack-a-Mole Management

Ever since they were little, my kids have always loved the wack-a-mole games at the arcade. They get total joy and elation from putting a token in the game, grabbing that hammer and wacking away at the little creatures who pop up randomly from the holes on the board. They could play for hours and […]

2 Miles from Disney World

Tips for a Magical Experience During Your Disney World Vacation

I love Disney World. It never gets old for me. I go every chance I get — and I geek out about it every time. I get updates on new rides, restaurants and attractions so I can be prepared. I know the ins-and-outs of the parks and resorts. And I know Goofy is definitely NOT […]