Tag Archives: growth

Five Tips for Becoming a Leader

One of the most frequent questions I get from readers is “How can I get promoted into a management position?” That list of answers is far too complex for just one column, but here are five to get you started. … Continue reading

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Don’t let negative criticism cause you to fail

It’s a rare person who has never heard negative comments or criticism about job performance or personal qualities. I once worked with a plant manager who openly and loudly criticized everything I did to improve our operation and profitability. He … Continue reading

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Disparate Impact Affects All Employers

Sunday’s newspaper brought an article by columnist Thomas Sowell about the Justice Department’s repeated use of the term “disparate impact” in their report about the Ferguson, MO., police department. But what does disparate impact mean to an HR professional or … Continue reading

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Everyone needs feedback. Let’s just do it right.

Early in my career, I began hearing that I was “too aloof.” I was hurt and offended by the description, and didn’t really understand what it meant, so I turned to Webster’s dictionary for a definition. ‘At a distance but … Continue reading

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It’s important to keep moving forward

These days it’s almost required that we set goals for a new year. Will you resolve to make more profit? Remove negative people from your life and your company? Install a new operating system? Here are some things to think … Continue reading

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