New Hires That Come With User Manuals

The first question I ask a business owner is “What’s your biggest challenge?” Invariably the answer is usually, finding qualified people. Why? Some jobs require highly specialized skills that are no longer taught in school. For example, tool and die...

Warren Buffett and Pizza Dude Think Alike

Last week, for some unknown reason, I was drawn in the direction of  pizza and Warren Buffett. Interestingly enough, I discovered a man known for investing, and another for creating great pizza, think alike. Pizza made sense. After being  on a vegan diet for the last...

Are You Afraid of the Soft Stuff?

Yesterday, I put my body through a workout like never before. I went on a hike to a beautiful waterfall in Upstate NY. Since this was my first time to the locale, I was shell shocked to find the hike included climbing a hill I estimated at 125 grade 50 degree angle. I...
Hire the Best the First Time

Hire the Best the First Time

The idea of benchmarking jobs is an effective first step to ensure getting the right person in the right job. However, that’s just the beginning. For years organizations have paid top dollar for training, and development and coaching. But for what purpose? Why is a...