The Four Corners Formula: Take HR from Transactional to Transformational

So you’re in HR…in a company that’s small or mid-size. You’re probably very focused on the compliance side of HR. Compensation, benefits, required training…all that.  But your company is growing and you’re wondering…or maybe your executive team is asking…what do we do about developing our leaders and their teams?  Well, I think of the compliance … Read more

What Great Managers do to Lead Healthy Virtual Teams

Work from home

If you’re like most managers, you’re trying to figure out how to keep people productive and engaged while working remotely. And you may swing between two positions.  On the one hand… You don’t want to bug people if they’re working contentedly and productively at home. Why create unnecessary meetings? Worse, maybe they’ll feel like you’re … Read more

Four Secrets to Becoming an Excellent New Manager

New Manager Secrets

Research shows 75% of employees in the U.S. feel their direct manager is the worst part of their job. And 65% would rather have a new boss than a pay raise.  Wow!  For those in management roles this statistic is alarming. And if you’re new to management, you probably want to do anything you can to avoid this being … Read more