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 Use Culture in Your Recruiting

by Dr. Rick Goodman on April 24, 2017

Millennial workers differ from previous generations in several respects—but I’d argue that the most significant is this: They don’t take jobs solely on the basis of benefits, nor even career advancement. Both of those things can be important, but more than anything else, the workers of today want to align themselves with the right company culture.… Read more...

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Are You the Unlikeable One in Your Office?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on April 5, 2017

We all want to be liked, and that includes being liked by our workplace peers. And being liked at work isn’t just a matter of feelings or of ego. When you’re not liked, it’s hard to be an effective leader; it’s difficult to collaborate; it’s frankly a challenge to get much of anything done within the context of the team.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanAre You the Unlikeable One in Your Office?

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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Young Employees Value Culture—and You Should, Too

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 15, 2016

Leaders, are you paying attention to the younger employees on your team—members of the so-called millennial generation, in particular?

I occasionally see comments that are dismissive of these younger workers—alleging that they are too tech-obsessed, they are always glued to their phone, or what have you—but in my experience none of the common complaints about millennials actually hold true.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanYoung Employees Value Culture—and You Should, Too

6 Secrets to More Engaging Meetings

by Dr. Rick Goodman on December 30, 2015

We’ve all sat through a bad meeting. You know: The kind that seems to last forever, with a lot of words being spoken but no decisions being made and no action steps taken. Meetings like that are pretty obviously a waste of time—and that’s equally frustrating for leaders and employees, all of whom have things they’d rather be doing.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick Goodman6 Secrets to More Engaging Meetings