• Banging Heads and Soothing Feathers: Difficult Conversations

    In today’s competitive, diverse, and fragmented workplace, conflict happens.Different people, with different work styles, personal and professional needs, are bound to clash about what to do and how to get it done. There’s no need to fear conflict, resolved effectively, conflict and its resolution can lead to personal and professional growth, and a more resilient workplace. Before […]

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  • How to Encourage Flexibility, Pivots, and Changes in the Workplace

    If there is one thing the last few years taught us, it is how to be flexible. Now when someone has to reschedule it isn’t a big deal – we accommodate and make the adjustments. For us introverts, sometimes it is a blessing, sometimes it is putting off the inevitable. Either way we, dare I […]

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  • 7 Steps to Secure Institutional Knowledge

    The Great Resignation brought on by Covid-19 and new expectations of work-life balance have drawn greater attention to a perennial problem for legal entities and business owners, particularly small businesses—how to maintain institutional knowledge in the face of record turnover. In the April 2022 Gartner Business Quarterly, Linda Ruel writes that 71% of the CEOs […]

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  • Birthdays — One of the Most Common HR Traps

    During my years in Corporate America, I didn’t give it a second thought when my offices had a birthday party for a team member. As my offices grew, we changed the ritual to once a month (from everyone celebrating individually), but the balloon, cake, and card were “normal” office policy. I learned the hard way […]

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  • Are you Playing in the Major Leagues?

    Welcome to Spring 2023. Yes, I said Spring. While the rest of the country digs out from yet another snow storm, we are truly blessed to live in the Southwest, with its warm days and cool nights (although it has been cooler than normal for us!). It is the land of the Early Spring—those rare […]

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  • Reignite the Spark with Business Love

    It’s February, time for lacy Valentines, roses, and heart-shaped candies. It’s also time for overbooked restaurants, ditched New Year’s resolutions, and Girl Scout cookies. I’m feeling the stress, how about you? For businesses, February is the time to reach out to your leads and see how they’re doing, to re-visit former clients to see what […]

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  • Are your Expectations Clear?

    As we ring in the New Year, it is a perfect time to reassess where you are, where your business is, and if everything is in alignment with your core values. Here are 5 ways to align your 1st Quarter 2023. [1] (https://brenebrown.com/resources/dare-to-lead-list-of-values/) 

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  • Remote Work and How to Leverage It

    With the 4th Quarter in full swing, it is time to take a look at your business and figure out where you stand, where you want to be, and where you are headed. Let’s take a quick look at the benefits of having remote employees. I know, especially here in Arizona, a lot of my […]

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  • HR Shouldn’t be Scary

    Why You Need HR in your Business The nature of business is competitive. What are you doing to put yourself, your business, your product, and your employees above the others in your same market? I have been in HR long enough to grow a thick skin – and to know that the average business owner does […]

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  • One-to-Ones: They Aren’t Scary

    This time of year people are beginning to think about pumpkin spice, Halloween costumes and year end performance reviews. Oh you aren’t? That’s just me? And here I thought I was “normal.” I am a huge Pumpkin Spice fan, but that isn’t what I want to talk about. Year-end performance reviews don’t need to be […]

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