Why Words Are an Amazingly Powerful Recruiting Tool

Why Words Are an Amazingly Powerful Recruiting Tool

The words you use have power. Remember the old 1930s Laurel and Hardy “Who’s on First?” skit? It’s a classic that is still funny today. We may laugh at the miscommunication—and growing frustration—between Laurel and Hardy. However, there are important lessons about the way in which we communicate embedded in this skit. Words have power[…]

Honesty Uncensored…Is Your Job Posting Too Transparent?

Honesty is the best policy. Or is it? One of the core components of The YOLO Principle™ is communication, and I truly believe in communicating openly and honestly about the positions for which you are hiring. However, sometimes you can be a bit too far as evidenced by this job posting inadvertently published on Indeed.com.[…]

What’s Your Word?

Happy New Year! Many people view the beginning of a new year as a time for resolutions about things they want to start, stop or change. Because we tend to think in terms of 12-month time periods, the start of a new year seems to be the perfect time for resolutions like these. However, it’s[…]

Reflections on 9/11: Fifteen Years Later

  Today is the 15th Anniversary of 9/11. It’s a pivotal moment in our nation’s history; one that continues to have a significant impact on our lives. Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on that day when they heard the planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York City.[…]

The Top 7 Business Building Lessons I Learned From Dad

  Remember when you learned to ride a bicycle? I was so excited to finally get those training wheels removed and join the older kids. Once those wheels came off, there was no turning back; I would be a big kid. And yet, a part of me was still afraid. You know, that little voice[…]

Why You Need to Wear Your Bathrobe in Public

My bathrobe is soft, warm, and best suited for a cold winter day and a hot cup of coffee. Yet it was over 90 degrees, and I wore my bathrobe in public. Not Walmart-public, but more public than the privacy of my home. You’re probably thinking I’ve gone off the deep end, but I assure[…]

The Lost Art of Listening

You’re not listening. How many times do we hear that phrase every day? We think we’re listening, but what we’re really doing is trying to solve the problem, fix the person, or move on to the next thing on our long list of things to do. I participated in a leadership challenge last week and[…]

Have Fun at Work in Unexpected Ways

Work doesn’t have to be so serious. I love adding fun in unexpected places like this little rhyme to remind managers complete their employee performance reviews. It gets the point across, don’t you think? Where is that review you said was done? Here’s a little poem for you To remind you that a review is[…]

Love Your Hiring Process

Use the 4Cs to Find the Love in Your Hiring Process

Love is in the Air — Use the 4Cs to Find the Love in Your Hiring Process It’s Valentine’s Day and everyone is focused on love — either celebrating it or longing for it. As a small business owner, you probably feel this way every day: either you have the right people and celebrate their[…]

THE ONE WORD THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

We are a few days into 2016 and most of us have already broken those New Year’s resolutions we made with such hope and resolve. Resolutions don’t work because change is hard. That’s why most of us never keep our resolutions. Our resolutions are vague, shallow, or focused on too many things. It’s what someone[…]

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