Why Your Employees Are Your Most Important Customers

Why Your Employees Are Your Most Important Customers

It’s hard to have a business conversation these days without someone mentioning how we all need to break down silos, work cross-functionally, and obsess over our customers. And I can’t argue: Of course, we need to do all these things. But let’s back...
How to Capitalize on Internal Innovation

How to Capitalize on Internal Innovation

Image courtesy of Thomas Hawk at Flickr.com What does it mean to hire the best and the brightest at an organization if you’re not considering their ideas to be the same caliber? How many great ideas could come from internal resources? Capitalizing on internal...
How Can New Employees “Hit the Ground Running?”

How Can New Employees “Hit the Ground Running?”

As you may have seen in previous posts, each year we host a retreat. It’s a companywide event that has some serious teambuilding, and helps explain and define our culture. A lot of companies invest in this type of activity. It would be great if by having new employees...
New Year’s Resolutions…or Something Like It

New Year’s Resolutions…or Something Like It

I’m personally not very big on “resolutions” per se, but I do like the idea of having a time where we can put a stake in the ground to cease the craziness and…reflect.  Reflect and plan at least annually, so you know where you want to go, and fine tune quarterly to...