The Highest Rated Skill Organizations Want You to Have Today

If you've been following the news (or my blog), you've no undoubtedly been seeing that leaders want workers who possess specific job skills, and that is what hiring is  all about these days. But, I think the important skills get overlooked, particularly the soft - or people- skills; you can possess great technical skills but …

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Tesla Fires Workers – The Reason is Surprising

Tesla just fired between 400 - 700 workers; while they won't divulge the exact number, the reason is surprising. Workers were let go, at all levels, due to poor performance. According to their announcement, "As with any company, especially one of over 33,000 employees, performance reviews also occasionally result in employee departures. Tesla is continuing …

Happy Boss’s Day – Are You Deserving of the Recognition?

Today is Boss's Day - the day employees have the chance to recognize their leader. But, how many are deserving of this recognition? I've already talked to two people who had no clue of what this day mens, as they did not get any kudos, or thanks, by their employees. Leaders need to ask themselves …

Inspiration Can Be Found Everywhere

I absolutely love motivational/inspirational quotes, and have quite a collection of them.  They raise the emotional level to keep focused on the positive thoughts, not negative ones. To me, they make you want to do and be more. I found this great find as it is a inspirational journal - each page has a different …

Picking Back Up After a Career Set-back

As a beloved Pittsburgh Steelers fan all my life, yesterday was a brutal day for us; we lost to a mediocre team and our quarterback threw five interceptions - yes, five. The media were really quick to announce how poor he was but their scathing headlines, of course, elicited many nasty comments about he needs …