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

The Strategic Advantage of The Boomerang Principle

The Strategic Advantage of The Boomerang Principle

January 17, 2017Boomerang, Leadership, Millennials

Change your definition of employee loyalty now, or continue to lose your best talent. This is my challenge for clients, peers and other business leaders as we enter 2017. The Boomerang Principle – the belief that organizations that allow and encourage former employees to return have a strategic advantage over those that don’t – has … Read More

How to Leave Your Job So You Can Boomerang Back

How to Leave Your Job So You Can Boomerang Back

January 3, 2017Boomerang, Career, Management

My LinkedIn newsfeed is full of people announcing new positions today.  Two years, 10 years, 15 years, 3 years, 1 year – tenures all over the map. The common thread? These people all share their thanks for the opportunity they had at their soon to be former employer AND the celebration that their teams held … Read More

Pile On To Break Through The Herd

Pile On To Break Through The Herd

September 27, 2016Career, Leadership, Management

Andie Kramer and Al Harris, authors of Breaking Through Bias, Communication Techniques For Women to To Succeed at Work have done some incredible work around the issue of gender bias in the workplace. Their keen observations and applicable strategies are applicable to anyone who feels they aren’t being heard. Sometimes it’s one woman in a herd … Read More