Culture

Business Owners - What Should You Focus on?

If you are like many business owners, you are still caught up in finishing the year strong but right now you should also be planning for the next year. Based on what we have seen in past years here are some thoughts on where you should be INVESTING.  Note that a number of the ideas that are interdependent. Vision: When John F Kennedy talked about putting a man on the moon he had no plan, only a…


What is a “Good Fit”?

I have been asked many times what it means when an employee is a ‘good fit’ for a job. This is particularly true after recruiters have informed an interviewee that they are not being offered a job because they were not a ‘good fit’.  In looking at a ‘good fit’, let’s discuss job skills, company culture and the fact that this should be a 2-way street.   Job Skills: First, let’s start with the…


Why culture is key to innovation

We know that at this stage of the economic recovery cycle, market share is changing hands as companies start to feel the first effects of the uplift. We also know that the most innovative companies in each sector are at the receiving end of this market share. The key to consistently successful innovation isn't just about having a handful of people with a few great ideas - it's about creating an…