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)

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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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

How Great Leaders Stay Focused on Their Goals

by Dr. Rick Goodman on February 20, 2017

If you’re like most leaders, you have different goals that you’re trying to reach—some of them short-term, others long-term. Of course, it’s the long-term goals that can be the most challenging, the most draining. You have them in the back of your mind each day, yet it can feel like you’re not really making progress.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow Great Leaders Stay Focused on Their Goals

How to Translate Creative Skills into Entrepreneurial Ones

by Dr. Rick Goodman on November 23, 2016

All too often, we put creativity and business at odds with one another—as though creative people can’t have an interest in entrepreneurial things, or as though success in business does not require a high level of outside-the-box thinking.

Here’s the truth: A lot of the best business leaders I know are deeply creative people, and they have learned to harness their creative skills and use them to push their business interests forward.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow to Translate Creative Skills into Entrepreneurial Ones