Tag Archives: employee engagement

The War on Talent…Management


“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard The greatest cost in business is talent and should therefore be the greatest focus of a business in terms of investing time and money to secure it’s … Continue reading

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Why Honesty in Business Equals Success Part 2


What does honesty really mean?  Here’s the real truth. Being honest is a learned behavior. How it begins: It’s a natural instinct to be untruthful. It starts when we are young, we make a mistake, break something, go against our … Continue reading

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Love – Lift – Lead


A grand mistake often made in business is separating leadership from love. Ah yes, the great divide of emotion from the workplace. Here’s the real deal: True leadership starts from a loving place with roots grounded in lifting others up … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement [Infographic]


Great Infographic by FUZEMary V. Davids is the Founder and Managing Member of D&M Consulting Services, LLC. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management. Mary has over a decade of experience … Continue reading

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Leadership: An Inside Job


When you exercise, your trainer always tells you “work from the core”. The reason we work from the core is because it transforms the entire body. In business I use this concept. Total success happens only when you work from … Continue reading

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April’s Book Pick


Monthly Book Pick! This month I  picked Marcus Buckingham’s First Break All the Rules [Kindle Edition]. This book is a summary of Gallup’s studies accumulated in the mid to late 1990. Gallup’s research produced twelve simple questions that distinguish the strongest departments of a company … Continue reading

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Winning in the First 90 Days


The first 90 days at a new workplace are crucial. Within your first 90 days you must not only prove you can perform the job, you must prove you were worth the investment. Over the years, I’ve observed several mistakes … Continue reading

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Are you Hiring for Character or Skill?


Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think. –Ralph Waldo Emerson I recently attended a chat session about best hiring practices. The participants were asked when hiring: Should placement be based … Continue reading

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Implementing Change in the Workplace


Great leaders understand change is necessary to remain competitive. Employee resistance to change is not unusual; however if not strategically managed, such resistance can turn into a problematic situation in the workplace. Employees are comfortable with consistency because it provides … Continue reading

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