Root Slayer and Other HR Challenges

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: It’s called the Root Slayer. And it means business! Gardening is a passion for me. Planting seeds, nurturing growth, watering, fertilizing. And sometimes erradicating weeds. Someone posed a question the other day. “How do you deal with a toxic employee?” There are so many potential answers to that question, but…

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Jack and the Beanstalk?

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: You reap what you sow. I know that it is only a date on a calendar, but the first day of Spring fills me with joyful glee and anticipation for my little urban garden. My first attempt at garlic seems to be off to a good start! I recently met…

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You’ve Got the Know When to Fold ‘Em

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: You can only play with the cards you are dealt. Unless you cheat. Why does the word make us nervous? Cheating doesn’t always have to be a negative. Some people cheat death. You can have a diet cheat day. And you can change the rules or game for some things…

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The Safety Dance

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: What trade secrets do we lock up tight? I was talking today to someone who used to work for me. It is always good to catch up with him and talk about the joys and challenges of leadership. He was talking about how important it is to get to know…

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The Art of Nurturing the Customer

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I emailed the customer again last week and still no response! A frustrated sales rep said this to me. Me: When was the last time you talked to her? Her: I email her once a month at least, and she never responds. Me: When did you speak last? Her: She…

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