How to Inspire Your Top Employees

by Dr. Rick Goodman on September 17, 2015

How much does it cost to replace a good employee? Estimates put it at well over $60,000—and that’s to say nothing of potentially adverse changes to your team dynamic and company morale.

Needless to say, then, when you get a really good employee—someone who constantly achieves at a high level and brings real leadership to the workplace—it’s in your best interests to identify that employee; to connect with that employee; to make that employee feel valued; and to do everything you can to make that employee want to stay.… Read more...

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Boost Your Employee Retention—Without Breaking the Bank

by Dr. Rick Goodman on September 1, 2015

Want to make sure that all your key players stay on board with your company for many years to come? Well, you could give them all big, regular raises—but if you’re like most of the business owners or HR managers I’ve met, you probably don’t have the resources necessary to make that viable.… Read more...

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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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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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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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