How to Terminate an Employee with Respect

I was 24 years old and working as a Human Resource Manager for a large call centre. I had only been in the role about a week when I had to perform my first employee termination. I had trained for this. I had been coached by others on this very topic. I knew we had the...

How Parenthood Made Me a Better Leader

How Parenthood Made Me a Better Leader Like many parents these days, I became a parent later in life (mid-30s). Most people wait because they want to establish a career or they just haven’t found the right partner yet. For me, I just wasn’t ready and I really didn’t...

5 Reasons Small Companies Need a People Strategy

After a career of working with companies ranging in size from 5 people to 25,000 people there is one thing I have learned – small businesses have different needs. Ask any owner of a start up or other small business what challenges they are facing and they will usually...

4 People Issues to Watch for During Company Growth

 4 People Issues to Watch for During Company Growth When you think about company growth it is usually all positive thoughts – more customers, more employees, expanded product or service, greater revenue, and hopefully more profit. The most common concerns during rapid...

8 Steps to Changing Company Culture

Everyday on Linkedin I see inspiring quotes from well know leaders and innovators. They are usually simple statements that serve as a reminder of how we tend to create unnecessary complexity in our lives. The other day I stumbled across one of those quotes that I...
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