What to Do When a Great Employee Departs

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 29, 2018

Business owners and team leaders are zealous to avoid turnover, and they especially want to keep their best employees in the fold. Sooner or later, though, you’re going to have to deal with the unpleasant reality of a valued employee leaving the company, striking out for some new opportunity.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanWhat to Do When a Great Employee Departs

Recognizing High Achievers (When You Can’t Afford Pay Raises)

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 27, 2018

All of us like to be noticed. We like our good efforts to be recognized, and our hard work acknowledged. This is a basic truth about human nature, and it’s something most leaders know intuitively: If you want to retain your best employees, one thing you should always do is show them some recognition.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanRecognizing High Achievers (When You Can’t Afford Pay Raises)

5 Smartphone Rules Every Leader Should Follow

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 14, 2017

Do you control your smartphone—or does your smartphone control you?

All of us probably feel like it’s the latter and not the former sometimes, but being too dependent on your mobile device can be bad news—especially when you’re in a leadership position.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick Goodman5 Smartphone Rules Every Leader Should Follow

How to Manage Employee Burnout

by Dr. Rick Goodman on March 27, 2017

Employee stress is serious business, and it can lead to any number of problems. Employees who are stressed tend to be less engaged in their work. Their morale is lower, which means your employee retention can suffer. Stressed employees are also less healthy, which can mean more sick days and higher insurance costs.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow to Manage Employee Burnout

How to Boost Productivity—Without Boosting Stress

by Dr. Rick Goodman on March 22, 2017

Productivity and stress aren’t necessarily two sides of the same coin, but they do go hand in hand, much more often than any of us would like. When you agonize over all the things you have to do, and make changes to your daily rhythms to help you accomplish more, it can take its toll on you; it can make you feel more anxious, more easily depleted.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow to Boost Productivity—Without Boosting Stress

Are You a Micromanager?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on March 20, 2017

As part of my leadership coaching, I often ask people this question: What kind of leader do you most like to work for? This can be a helpful way to get people to understand their own style, their own needs and preferences.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanAre You a Micromanager?

How to Maintain Positivity in Your Company Culture

by Dr. Rick Goodman on March 15, 2017

You can’t force people to be happy—least of all your employees. What you can do, however, is create a workplace culture that promotes positivity.

This is a worthwhile undertaking, and for a few different reasons. The first is that a positive workplace tends to breed positive people—and when your employees have positive energy, they tend to be more productive, more energetic, and more engaged.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow to Maintain Positivity in Your Company Culture

How Solopreneurs Can Stay Focused and Productive

by Dr. Rick Goodman on March 8, 2017

There’s no shortage of articles out there that promise “productivity hacks”—practical ways to get more done, to stay oriented toward your goals and committed to your deadline. I’ve noticed something worrisome about these articles, though, which is that most of them tend to assume a traditional office environment.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow Solopreneurs Can Stay Focused and Productive