Placing Your People

In my work with a client recently I have been reminded of the importance of placing your people in the right seats within your organization. A few reminders that can help: People who are “take charge” people, also called dominant, need decision making power. If you...

Writing Job Descriptions

Why is it so hard to write a job description that is specific and measurable? Because it’s a tedious job that belongs in the hands of someone who is detail oriented (like me)! Why do you need a job description that is specific and measurable (not to mention updated)...

How to NOT Become a ‘Know-It-All’

Beginning, maintaining, and growing a small to medium sized business or passion area in the non-for-profit realm presents a balance and a dance that must be encouraged and supported. Often the drive to keep the business or organization running day to day is where the...

Why Use a Behavioral Assessment Tool?

As a consultant working with organizations we use a personality profiling tool with every client. I favor a simple but effective survey called ProScan.  There are a lot of benefits to using an assessment tool. The first benefit for me as a consultant is that gives me...

Hiring is Hard Work!

As a new manager I hired a team of creative’s to do public speaking in high schools and middle schools. My team was dynamic, related amazingly to kids, and were powerful presenters, but difficult employees. The amount of conflict around basic standards of performance...