How can I increase our discretionary effort?

Have you ever heard of discretionary effort? It’s the level of effort people could give if they really wanted to, above and beyond the minimum required. Let’s face it, every organization has star performers. Those people I like to call, rainmakers. You probably...

Which behavioral assessment is the best?

How much do you remember about the behavioral assessments you’ve taken? Here’s what most likely happened to the masses. You took the assessment. Got the results. Perused the report. Maybe, if you’re lucky, sat down with your boss to go over the...

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...