20 – HR Undercover: What Hiring Managers Need To Know With Nora Ann Burns, SPHR

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5381371/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/503425/custom-color/#87A93A” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Are you a hiring manager?  Do you interview people?  Heck, do you want to know what you should and shouldn’t say during an interview?  If so, then you MUST listen to this interview with Nora Ann Burns from HR Undercover.  Nora shares what she […]

How to Establish Your Authority

I was a 30 year old “boot” Lieutenant who had just volunteered to be in charge of a 300 person security department.   Uncle Charlie (whose name has been changed to protect the innocent) was a seasoned Police Officer with over 30 years on the job and one of my Precinct Commanders (I had three Precincts).  […]

How To Manage the Remote Employee

I had worked tirelessly on my end of the month report to let my boss know what I had done.  I didn’t see him except for once or twice a year so I figured that he really needed to know what I was doing and how well I was doing it.  I smugly sat back […]

All Engines Ahead Full!

It was the Independence Day holiday weekend and all of my buddies were going out to paint the town.  It had been a long 10 weeks of training during Officer Candidate School and each of us had earned the privilege of going out to blow off some steam.  I, however, decided to stay in and […]

Go Free Range!

“I’d like to thank my parents for ignoring me as a child!”  I said, gleefully, as I held the trophy over my head in triumph.  Yes, I had won the television trivia contest on board the cruise ship.  My mother, who was in the crowd, didn’t see as much humor in my victory speech as […]

Why Hire a CSP?

What is a CSP? The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, established in 1980 by the National Speakers Association (NSA), is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill. CSP is conferred by the US-based National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation only to those who have earned it by meeting strict criteria. The […]

19 – The Commandments Of Teamwork With Sean Glaze

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5358531/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/503425/custom-color/#87A93A” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Got Teamwork?  If you answered yes or no…it’s no matter…YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE!  I have the privilege of talking (very candidly) with Sean Glaze.  Sean is a teamwork expert and he shares some insights from his new book and how he […]

Change It! (The Shoe Theory)

I don’t know about you but I can get frustrated when things don’t go the way I want or when people don’t meet my expectations.  During a “whine” session about this with one of my lifelong friends, Jennifer, many years ago about a particular boss, she offered her “shoe theory” as advice. Jennifer had been […]

How To Change Your Attitude

I reached my hotel room at 1AM and wondered what the next day was going to hold for me. It had been the end of an extremely long day. I had left Milwaukee that morning on (what I thought) was going to be a short flight to Oklahoma City to work with veterans that had […]

You’re Your Best Asset!

I had some trouble connecting with this boss.  He was a nice enough guy but he took everything I said so literally.  I like to kid around.  When I was in his office and spoke, he’d sit back, reflect, and then comment on what I had said.  This, for me, was very unnerving.  I found […]