The Essentials of Training

While we conduct training that encompasses ½ a day or 2 ½ half days, we have learned to make it a fun, highly interactive, and participative process. This is what our clients want. A lot of what we have learned about new training methods come from the words of my friend and mentor, Brad Lea, [...]

The Buzz on Being A Winner

There is no one else I know more passionate about “getting better” than my friend, Coach Buzz Williams. Buzz, who is the basketball coach at Virginia Tech, has given new life to the program there within the last 4 years. As of this year, his team has won 20 games for the third year in [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|Business Success|0 Comments

US Employees Aren’t Excited About Their Work

“Employee engagement” is a property of the relationship between an organization and its employees. An "engaged employee" is someone who is fully invested in, absorbed by, and passionate about their work. In fact, they are so invested that they take action to improve and further the company’s reputation and interests. It’s obvious why employee engagement [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Business Success, Employee Engagement|0 Comments

Soft Skills or Hard Skills: Which is More Vital in Business?

The answer to this trick question is “neither.” They’re equally important in business. Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills Hard skills are the ones we have mastered, such as math, a foreign language, programming, reading, or expertise with powerpoint. These skills are easy to quantify and measure, while soft skills are harder to quantify because they [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Business Success, skills|0 Comments

Strong Ways to Answer the “Weakness” Question

What’s your greatest weakness? I think we’re all familiar with that famous interview question: What’s your greatest weakness? Cue the eyeroll. This question, though considered important to employers, is so common that the answers themselves are all too common. You’ve heard the typical, “Well, my strengths can actually be seen as weaknesses.” Please do not [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Business Success, Career Success, Job Interviews|0 Comments

7 Ways to Impress Your Way to Success

Starting a new job is one of the most important times in a person’s professional life. As someone who has hired over 50 people and been responsible for as many as 600 at a time, I have come to identify truly great hires. I also know this: as an employee, when you ask your boss [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Business Success|0 Comments

Some Things (Should) Never Change.

The pace of change in our world today is faster than ever. Technology, the internet, innovative thinking and just old-fashioned ingenuity all play a role in how rapidly the world is transforming. Just 30 years ago, things were different. There were pay phones; today, they don't exist. Many bookstores are now out of business, while [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Business Success, Career Success, Goal Setting, Networking|0 Comments

Strong Ways to Answer the “Weakness” Question

What’s your greatest weakness? I think we’re all familiar with that famous interview question: What’s your greatest weakness? Cue the eyeroll. This question, though considered important to employers, is so common that the answers themselves are all too common. You’ve heard the typical, “Well, my strengths can actually be seen as weaknesses.” Please do not [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Business Success, Career Success, Job Interviews|0 Comments