When Should Your Organization Develop Strategic Plans for the New Year

When speaking with a group of experienced professional leaders and asking what specific plans have been researched and decided for their organization in preparation for 2021, surprisingly many  have not made any proactive decisions or preparatory plans regarding their workforces in 2021.  With many or most governing organizations delaying the release of any guidelines, requirements, … Read more

Counting The Blessings – Not Just over the Holidays

With all the rushing around we tend to do this time of year, it is so easy to forget and overlook those small gestures of caring from those who genuinely value our relationships, including co-workers.  This year we have all been especially under stress and allowed our minds to be cluttered with numerous concerns and … Read more

Experiences Can Motivate Us to Accomplish Priorities

Most people need to have “purpose” in their lives, which gives their lives more meaning and can motivate them to get up each day.  It is not unusual for you to have experienced some sad event, which leaves you with a desire to help such an event not to repeat itself.  The tasks needed to … Read more

Developing a Strategic Plan for 2021

Even with the national elections behind us, there will be some wrinkles still to iron out, and there will most likely be some adjustments and details to be resolved before 2021 can begin to finalize any national plans or efforts involving the programs and guidelines for businesses and individuals.  In the meantime, businesses will need … Read more

Overall Observations and Reactions to National Elections

Election Day is almost upon us.  How does that make you feel?  There are mixed reactions and responses to this question, and probably quite a few who are not sure what they will feel.  Because there are several large issues and concerns connected with this election and those candidates, some outcomes could be positive and … Read more

Hiring: Why Job Candidates Fail to Complete the Interview Process?

Since COVID-19 arrived, it is doubtful that you will see any public “Job Fairs”.  And that is only one change.  The pandemic has required a wide range of changes in business.  Interviews can be by phone or internet, or maybe by televised cameras, though more human resources professionals are finding it unusual and rather disappointing … Read more

During this COVID Period, What Else is on Your Mind?

Of course, COVID is an important topic, and most of us want to get it resolved, but that takes “everyone’s cooperation”.  In the meantime, what is something that might create positive thoughts and might be something that doesn’t trigger a debate or argument?  It is definitely not politics!  With Thanksgiving arriving next month, perhaps we … Read more

Distractions Reduce or Diminish the Best Results & Outcomes

Whether in business or the public turmoil that exists, people can be easily distracted by other people, events around them, loud music or noises, “breaking news” or announcements that command your attention.  When a group is asked to pull together an effective and beneficial process to attempt to save our world from a health issue, … Read more

Challenges for Human Resources Today

This experience with COVID-19 has caused so many challenges for companies and businesses, as well as individuals, but I suspect there will be more challenges yet to come.  Even with a vaccine, there will be no guarantees, and people will still continue to have doubts and fears about what could happen.  If you watch the … Read more