Why Employees Leave in Waves (And How to Stop Them)

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 21, 2015

On the one hand, the equation is pretty simple: Employees like to be at a company where they feel important and valued. They want to feel like they are able to use their talents and their time effectively, to really make an impact; and they like to feel like that effort is noticed and appreciated.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanWhy Employees Leave in Waves (And How to Stop Them)

Low-Cost Ways to Make Employees Feel Valued

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 17, 2015

Here’s a question: If you had a job where you didn’t feel valued or appreciated—where you felt like you couldn’t make a difference, and that your efforts were going unnoticed—how long would you stick around at that job? It’s a no-brainer: You wouldn’t stay around any longer than you had to.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanLow-Cost Ways to Make Employees Feel Valued

5 Habits of Highly Engaging Leaders

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 23, 2015

So much of life comes down to the habits that we form. Want to be healthy and physically fit? It’s all about developing the right habits for eating and exercise. Want to have stronger relationships? Get into the habit of connecting, communicating, and showing others your affection.… Read more...

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Networking 101: Making Connections for Your Startup

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 9, 2015

Jobseekers are often told that it’s not what you know, but who you know. A similar axiom might apply for startups. Having immense industry knowledge and niche expertise is important—but ultimately, it’s having connections that can spell the difference between boom and bust.… Read more...

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Are You Wasting Time in Your Team Meetings?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 1, 2015

In recent years, there has been something of a backlash against team meetings. Do a quick Google search and you will find plenty of articles arguing that meetings are nothing but wasted time—and that they should be altogether abolished!

Of course, this is an overstatement.… Read more...

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What are the Metrics for Measuring Company Culture?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 23, 2015

It’s important to have goals, but goals don’t mean much if you have no way of tracking your progress. I think that’s the problem a lot of business leaders have with company culture. It’s not that they don’t understand it, nor that they don’t see the merit in making cultural improvements.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanWhat are the Metrics for Measuring Company Culture?

How to Engage New Employees on Your Team

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 16, 2015

It’s tough being the new guy. That’s true when you’re in grade school and it’s still true when you’re a grown-up: Coming into a new workplace environment—especially one with a tight-knit team dynamic—can be challenging, and more than a little daunting.… Read more...

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Does Your Team Have Direction?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 12, 2015

Does your team have direction?

It’s important for you team to have direction. That that means it is important for them to have an understanding of what you want as a leader with regards to specific projects and what you want the outcomes to be.… Read more...

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