If you’re frustrated with a team member, think about why. Do they know what your expectations are? Hint: Probably not. Small teams need leadership too.
Where do you go to find a more diverse set of candidates for a tech job opening vs. what you might find at the standard “big” job sites? Here’s what Twitter said.
Being ghosted describes a conversation where one of the participants simply stops communicating without saying “Bye”, etc. They simply go silent, or disappear. Amazingly, the place it’s easiest to find is during job hunting (or hunting for someone to fill a position). Back in the age of the dinosaur (or at least the fax machine), […]
Does your team act like they work in your industry, or do they provide service at a higher standard?
Brain drain can create nightmares for small businesses as well, but you don’t need massive processes and expensive tools to tackle it.
As the end of the year approaches, it’s a natural time to look back over the past year’s work. Did you make progress? Was the year a success? The source of our motivation has a big impact on how we perceive the year’s work. Did I achieve a financial milestone? Will I get the leadership position […]
A good bit of what we discuss here relates to day-to-day operations. While a lot of operations probably seems simple and obvious, it’s the number one issue I see in companies. I suspect you’ve experienced, owned or worked at a company whose operations are a disorganized mess. Common problems shouldn’t be common at all, right? […]
Politics and work – do they mix well? As political communication seems to approach something resembling “say nothing or go psycho“, politics can become tougher at work. I love intelligent conversations with people I don’t (and do) agree with. But finger poking, red-faced, screaming rants? I’m gone. I’d rather watch hot dogs being made. That […]
Choose stretch goals carefully. Exceeding “redline” too long will cause damage to engines, people, relationships & before long, your company.
When we don’t take the time to learn enough about a candidate, we risk hiring badly. That can disrupt our business more than the need we’re trying to fill.