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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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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5 Simple Ways to Kickstart Your Creativity

by Dr. Rick Goodman on September 14, 2016

When you’re running a business, each day brings new challenges and new opportunities. Some of these can be addressed fairly straightforwardly. Others may require some out-of-the-box thinking. That’s a problem for business owners who find that their creative juices are waning, or that they just can’t get into the right headspace for truly uninhibited problem solving.… Read more...

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Jack Thompson Dakota State University Testimonial for Dr. Rick Goodman Motivational Keynote Speaker

by Dr. Rick Goodman on September 11, 2016

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Dr. Rick Goodman motivational keynote speaker recently presented his program at Dakota State University here is a testimonial fro jump start coordinator Jack Thompson.
Hello, I’m Jack Thompson I work at Dakota State University as the jumpstart program coordinator so I recruit students, get them here and as a retention advisor I try and keep them here as long as I can Dr.… Read more...

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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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Great Leaders Engage Across Age Groups

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 28, 2015

If you’re like me, you’ve probably grown just a little bit tired of all the articles about millennials in the workplace. It seems like every day I see ten new headlines about how younger workers are taking over—and now we’re even seeing articles about Generation Z!… Read more...

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What’s the Difference Between a Boss and a Leader?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on May 26, 2015

The words leader and boss may have pretty similar dictionary definitions—but in the business worlds, their practical distinctions are crucial.

Just think about their connotations. Most of us think of a boss as someone who makes demands, yells at us when we screw up, and ultimately has the power to fire us at will.… Read more...

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Give the Gift of Feedback!

by Dr. Rick Goodman on April 24, 2015

Have you given the gift of feedback? Feedback truly is a gift that you can give away to others and see immediate positive results!

Give the gift of Feedback to your team,your family and your friends today and watch them grow!!… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanGive the Gift of Feedback!