How to reward employees

How Should Companies Reward Their Employees?

How to reward valued employees is a complex undertaking. Some companies feel that a mere well-timed “thank you” is sufficient. Others will equate reward to compensation.

Still others think that simply working for the leader in the industry is sufficient and they don’t have to address discontent.

After all, what do employees have to complain about? The discontent will go away. But it won’t. Read More→

Employees as change agents

Employees as Company Change Agents

Companies live and die by the strength and believability of their brands – what they want their organizations to be known for.

But in this digital age companies are struggling to control their brand essence and key messages as information – both good and bad – is shared across social networks around the globe in a matter of seconds, often diluting the power of their brands.

New technologies are transforming the way companies do business. But employees are underutilized as advocates of change. They are not being motivated to rally around the company’s mission and goals. Read More→

Pablo text images

Become a Master at Creating Text Images

If Photoshop is a breeze for you, then read no further. This post is intended for people like me who are all thumbs when it comes to creating images for blog posts, social media networks, and presentations.

The good people at Buffer offer a tool called Pablo that enables you to quickly and easily create images imprinted with text. That’s what I did for the feature image above this post. Read More→

Maybe it’s OK to be just average and still excel.

Is it OK to Be Just Average and Still Be Successful?

School is starting for many students now that Labor Day is here. They will be encouraged to give it their best because that’s what it takes to succeed in life and in a career.

Not so fast. Maybe it’s OK to be just average and still excel. Read More→