Archive | Talent Retention

What is the Etiquette of Ageism?

I went to a fundraising dinner last week where the question about table etiquette arose. People were asking their neighbors which glass was theirs and which fork to use. It reminded me of setting the table for dinner for my mother. My mother was a snob when it came to setting the table for a […]

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How You Handle a Crisis can Make or Break Trust

There was a huge commotion outside my window this morning. A crow had stolen a baby blue jay from its nest. At first there was one crow and one blue jay making the noise that caught my intention. Soon there was another crow and three more blue jays in this endeavor, all squawking and chasing […]

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Your Vision and Retention

Since I moved I have been walking to appointments and events close to my place. My new home is centrally located, making walking an attractive option – until I get one block from home. The sidewalks and traffic patterns are changed due to construction happening all around me. Wire fencing takes up many blocks of […]

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One Thing to Do to be a Great Leader

I have been re-reading Marshall Goldsmith’s What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. He says that the most important thing exceptional leaders have in common is the ability to give another person their undivided attention and to really listen, making every person they interact with feel special. Marshall asserts that this ability distinguishes “the […]

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Do Your Managers Know How to Keep Your Employees from Leaving?

I just read a New York Times article about companies adapting to labor shortages in creative ways. In the article Lawrence H. Summers, the Harvard economist and former Treasury secretary was quoted as saying: “When the unemployment rate is lower, employers will adapt to people rather than asking people to adapt to them.” This statement […]

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