What We Think

Who’s Listening?

While I was waiting to board a plane recently, I overheard the following conversation between two men in the gate area, who were airline pilots. I’ll call them Harry and Joe because I don’t know their real names. Harry: The practices of this airline continue to amaze...

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Cause and Effect Thinking

    This week, I was reminded of this concept by one of my mentors. Of course, it is something I intend to practice each day and I share it with my coaching clients to heighten their level of awareness. Another word for “effect” is result. Many leaders focus...

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Succession Planning

Goal Setting

Goal Setting and Goal Achievement

Much has been written about goal setting. Yet, many people comment that they are not satisfied with their performance in achieving those goals. This article is intended to address not only the effective setting of goals, but also to identify 8 steps to ensure that you...

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Communication

Employee Hiring & Retention

Delegation

The Value of Delegating

For the small business owner, deciding what, when and how to delegate, along with to whom to delegate to, are sometimes very difficult decisions to make. After all, it has taken your blood, sweat and sometimes tears to build the business. If you really want to let the...

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Coaching

We Can’t All Be Iron Man

"Mark Zuckerberg. Steve Jobs. Elon Musk. Tony Stark. Only one of those four is fictional, but all share in a popular mythology that the most successful CEOs are independent visionaries who create value through sheer inspiration and force of will. But it obscures a...

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Integration

Compensation

Deciding How Much to Pay Employees

Given the tight labor market of today, many companies struggle with the issue of how much to pay employees. You certainly want to pay someone based on the value they provide the company, but how do you decide exactly what that amount should be? You would probably...

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Bill Bliss has been widely published in trade media, such as Construction Executive, HR.com and Staffing Success. His insights have been quoted by numerous authorities in a variety of publications, including HR Essentials, Inc. Magazine, HR Magazine, Workforce Magazine and Business & Finance Magazine.

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