May 1, 2020

Have you ever (secretly) rolled your eyes when The management book of the year comes out? You know the one. It’s the book everyone’s reading and suddenly quoting. Your boss read it. Your boss’s boss recommends everyone read it, and your colleagues react with a subtle h...

March 1, 2020

I was recently reminiscing about my teenage years when I would order 12 CDs for a penny from Columbia House by dropping a postcard in the mail. I could hardly wait to get my hands on those new CDs, and after six to eight long weeks of waiting they were finally delivere...

January 15, 2020

Anyplace But Here:

Why Employees Leave Your Company

“How long do we want employees to stay?” 

I challenge you to ask that question of any leader in your company, all the way up to and including the CEO. After that, ask the question of other employees in the company. Will...

January 1, 2020

When I think about employee retention, I always come back to the story of a professional I know who kept a list at her desk of all the employees who came in and out of her 18-person department over the course of three years. She puts the number at 68 and she has the na...

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