Lessons in Failure: Does Struggle Make Us Stronger?

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“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” is an adage that’s been around for quite some time. But, if you really want to understand whether or not personal or professional struggles can make you stronger, then you need not look any further than Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. Nick… Read more »

CPG – The Grocery Experience is Changing Fast

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The overall grocery experience continues to rapidly evolve affecting the ways that companies specializing in Consumer Products (CPG) operate. The first general stores consisted of an owner handpicking a list of requested items on behalf of the customer. The general store has come a long way and evolved into expansive supermarkets where shoppers can visit… Read more »

Are You Expecting Too Little from Your Search Firm?

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In an era when every job counts, and corporate fat has been ruthlessly trimmed, wouldn’t it make more sense to demand the utmost in quality, service and performance from an outside search provider? Expecting More, Getting More Many employers focus on what is often the least critical function, matching a candidate’s skills to the requirements… Read more »

Four Tips to Boost the Confidence of Your Team

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Studies show that confidence increases productivity at work. Self-confidence causes you to choose more challenging tasks, which make you stand out amongst your peers. According to a study by the Journal of Economic Psychology titled Self-Esteem and Earnings, your level of confidence is at least as important as how smart you are when it comes… Read more »

3 Strategies to Improve Employee Loyalty

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In most industries, including Consumer Products and the data driven field of Analytics, the days of employees working for one company for 30 years is passé. Hoping your employees stick around out of sheer loyalty is no longer a reality. The battle for top talent now fluctuates between a candidate-driven and an employer-driven marketplace. Despite… Read more »

Coaching and Training Your Team

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Effectively coaching and training your team ranks as a top concern among company owners and managers. Many are trying to find the balance between their own workload and providing their employees with essential skills and knowledge. As the consumer products and marketing business environments become more competitive, with goals and objectives that continue to escalate,… Read more »