Yes, we’re in the midst of a crazy, mutating, virus-caused pandemic. But, depending on your circumstances, a sabbatical could be a win-win for both an employee and their employer. (And just to be clear, those three months quarantined in your house definitely don’t qualify as a sabbatical.) While not for everyone, let’s consider: Why an
Last Friday marked the start of Phase 4 – Restore Illinois. I invite you to congratulate yourself because if you’re reading this, you survived 104 days of sheltering-in-place through the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, many individuals and organizations did not. It would be hard to decide who had it worse: The hospitality industry whose customers dried
Have you experienced the pain of a poor hiring decision? I know I have. Over the last 30+ years, I’ve hired dozens of employees. I learned that especially for small to mid-sized organizations, each individual hired has a great impact on the success of the organization. This became very apparent when I served on the
As the head of your organization, you likely know the importance of defining your ideal client. So why do many of us avoid taking the time to get clear and write it out? Is it worth the hype? We all want clients that are easy to work with, pay on time and make large purchases.
As business owners, we typically intend to create a meaningful, lasting company that has a vital impact on our community. Yet we often end up feeling like our organization isn’t making enough progress or that we’re serving as the “chief cook and bottle washer”. Why is that? Simply put, many of us often don’t strike