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Employee retention should always be of utmost importance, but requires awareness as to why employees leave to begin with. A Gallup poll of more than 1 million employed U.S. workers concluded that the #1 reason people quit their jobs is a disconnect or poor relationship with their boss or immediate supervisor. “People leave managers not… Read more »

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A world-renowned athletic coach was asked once what the difference was between the best athletes and everyone else. In other words, what do really successful people do that most people don’t? Of course, there were the typical responses of genetics, luck, and talent. But there’s an added element that most don’t think of; it’s the… Read more »

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Defined as natural aptitude or skill, talent is something that can be difficult to find if you aren’t looking in the right place. Since many projections indicate that the number of younger workers entering the labor market soon won’t be enough to replace those retiring from it, too many companies are settling for executives with… Read more »

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As the lyrics of a once popular country music song goes: “You’ve got to have an ace in the hole.” It’s definitely a concept that transcends the game of poker and can give you a significant advantage in other competitive aspects of your life like a job search. If you’re suffering from stagnant career growth,… Read more »

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Too often, business owners need to be reminded that getting new customers shouldn’t be the only goal that they focus on. As a business owner, you should also be delegating your efforts and resources toward retaining current customers; and nurturing the relationship that you’ve already built with them. Obviously, customers are one of the biggest… Read more »

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Governments use “it” to improve security measures against cyber threats. The healthcare industry even relies upon it to improve patient care and manage its resources and personnel. So, what exactly is “it?” Large sets of data—aka big data—are now prevalent in nearly every domain across the globe. As many successful business owners are aware, harnessing… Read more »