Strength Strategy

Female Managers Have the Edge

Employee engagement is linked to productivity, retention, and positive job satisfaction. So which gender of managers keep employees more engaged? Male or Female? How do you prepare to select new managers as people progress in their career when...

What do Bad Managers, Employees, and Puppies Have in Common?

Getting a puppy is exciting! The giggles, the snuggles, the learning for both the owner and the growing pup. But it’s not all peachy. There are also downsides: potty training, chewing up your favorite shoes, learning how to walk on a leash without tugging, learning the new house rules. These obstacles can be overcome with positive reinforcement, treats, and learning to understand your new best friend.

Interviewing

So you didn’t get the job… what now?

I just had an amazing client learn that they did not get selected for the job they had been excited to interview for. I get it: you deliver your best examples of your skills in action you walk into a great opportunity to showcase your talent you walk out knowing you...

How to Prepare for the Interview: Data is the New Bacon

What Employers Want on Your Resume: Data Ok, I know this is a funky title and when I saw this on a T-shirt while at the gym I would have laughed out loud if I hadn’t been fighting just to breath as I huffed and puffed in spin class. But as I thought about it, it was...

If the ‘Interviews Suck’ – It could be you!

A recent article attempted to convince me of the one best question to ask a job candidate that will tell you if they are right for the job. The article caught my attention because it started with ‘Interviews Suck!’   Ok, honestly – the idea that there is...

The Customer Service of Interviewing

Have you ever wondered how to make the interview process more welcoming and productive? Maybe a customer service perspective would help. Recently published in the Kentucky SHRM Magazine, I was honored to share why I coach interviewing skills the way I do....

I got the interview! Now what?!

Last night I attended a local SHRM meeting hosting a panel of high end recruiters, where I asked, “how can candidates prepare for the interview in the right way?” I received the following 3 answers: Stick with the truth! Meaning you need to be truthful in your...

They asked you what?!

How to prepare for the Interview to paint yourself into the position you want. Really?!  What animal would I be? Argh!  Who thinks these up?  Did they run out of questions?  Is the interview going so badly I’m now the subject of their entertainment? If...

Feedback Loop

The Best Managers Do 5 Things Differently

We often compete to share the stories of our worst managers. The poignant point here is that experience with a bad manager is so prolific that we CAN compete to share the worst stories. What if? What if instead of competing to share stories of having the worst manager...

Female Managers Have the Edge

Employee engagement is linked to productivity, retention, and positive job satisfaction. So which gender of managers keep employees more engaged? Male or Female? How do you prepare to select new managers as people progress in their career when...

Don’t Wing It!

In 2017, job hiring statistics were very revealing.  Jennifer Gladstone of EBI offered 60 hiring statistics in June and the top ones to pay attention to include: The average job opening attracts 250 resumes. (Glassdoor) Only 2% of applicants will be called for an...

How to create a Positive Feedback Loop!

I recently received some feedback that was hard to hear.  Seems I had developed a habit I thought was a friendly way to relate when, actually, I had never really stopped to understand how it might be perceived by others.  Turns out, it was rarely received...

Improve your work life? What does that mean?!

What happens when your work life is not optimal due to miscommunication with another team mate or boss? Or your new promotion puts you in a different position with your fellow employees who are now direct reports to you? That uneasy feeling of not knowing...

Having Fun with Feedback

I recently received some feedback that was hard to hear.  Seems I had developed a habit I thought was a friendly way to relate when, actually, I had never really stopped to understand how it might be perceived by others.  Turns out, it was rarely received...

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