Good Communication is Good Business

Good Communication is Good Business

April 6, 2017Career, Communication, Professional Development

On recent Focus is Your Friend Podcast, (listen here), I had a great conversation about communication with Kevin Craine, a professional writer and editor, as well as an award-winning podcast producer. I was interviewed for his popular Everyday MBA podcast recently to talk about The Boomerang Principle (have you heard I have a book coming … Read More

Culture is Everything: 5 Steps To Creating a Valuable Culture

Culture is Everything: 5 Steps To Creating a Valuable Culture

April 4, 2017Boomerang, Leadership, Talent

Culture is everything in business. Tough Guy. Athlete. Nomad. Conventional. Power. Awesome. Comrade. You can read all about the different types of cultures the “experts” talk about here, here and here. The nuances of culture make it hard to replicate and challenging to change…it’s what’s ingrained in behavior, expectations, celebration, recovery. How hard your team … Read More

The Business of Government is Not to Run as a Business

The Business of Government is Not to Run as a Business

March 28, 2017Leadership, Millennials

That’s not to say government agencies couldn’t benefit from the efficiencies found through technology or purpose-driven budgets unhampered by congressional mandate – of course they could. Applying good business practices is not the same as running the government as a business. Frankly more businesses should apply good business practices too.

Hire With The End In Mind: Lifetime Loyalty

Hire With The End In Mind: Lifetime Loyalty

March 16, 2017Boomerang, Career, Leadership, Talent

Stephen Covey’s seminal book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is, even after more than 25 years, one of the most important personal development and business books anyone can read today. With over 25 million copies sold, this book has had undeniable impact in our culture, as the practices of even somewhat followed,  transform people … Read More

Honoring Past Employees Helps Build Strong Business

Honoring Past Employees Helps Build Strong Business

February 27, 2017Boomerang, Leadership

Sound counter-intuitive? My upcoming book The Boomerang Principle is predicated on the idea that organizations that “allow and encourage former employees to return have a strategic advantage over those that don’t.” Why? Because a company that is good or easy to return to is hard to leave. All that is packed into that statement – … Read More