Yearly Archives: 2016

Right bus; Wrong seat

Right bus; Wrong seat Mastering the hiring equation Not too long ago, I was lamenting to my amazingly clever spouse that one of our employees seemed to need more assistance than the others. Her inability to grasp the big picture was creating difficulties getting the details right. It was frustrating for her and for me.…
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Change

Change Where have you been? What are your plans for 2017? For many of us, the holidays are a time of celebration and the new year is a time of reflection – I’m no different. Thanksgiving was a fun-filled time of laughter and antics. The month of December promises to bring more of the same.…
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All Aboard!

All Aboard! New employees…they bring energy, new ideas and complications. How will they assimilate? How will they add to the bottom line? How quickly will they add value to your organization? How soon will you know what they’ve bought in to your organization’s vision, culture and values? Will they get along with other employees? Will…
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10 things I wish I’d stop losing sight of…

10 things I wish I’d stop losing sight of… Fairly often, in my personal blog, I make a list of things I’ve learned or want to remember so that I do not have to learn them again. I haven’t done the same in my work blog, but have recently been struck by how many times…
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What I Learned In Prison

As I stood at the glass exit of the Allegheny County Prison this afternoon it was hard to feel anything but hope. Waiting for the Corrections Officer (CO) to buzz me back into the world is always a moment of anxiety. I think of the prisoners who only know the inside, who are afraid of…
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Pokemon Go! Unites

Pokémon Go! Unites This picture does not depict the reality of the Pokémon Go craze nor just how easy it is to see our community join together in even the smallest way. My 11-year-old son, Zane and I recently took a day trip to Erie, Pennsylvania to visit Presque Isle State Park. We had read…
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How values drive a company

How values can drive a company I recently stumbled upon an interview that featured two partners who started a niche business together. They had a background with a larger company and were frustrated that the focus was a race to the lowest price. When they struck out on their own, they were guided by the…
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