Why Democrats Can’t Win Elections

In 2016 we saw the most experienced candidate to run for President in recent history lose to the person with the least amount of experience.  After losing the White House, Congress, and the Senate – not to mention 2/3rds of Governorships – it’s time for the DNC to look in the mirror and ask why […]

By |February 7th, 2017|Communication, Engagement, Strategy|0 Comments

Employee Recognition & “The Jelly of The Month Club”

Every year around the holidays I watch this movie – and every year the same lesson learned holds true.

Achieving success through people means recognizing and thanking them for a job well done!

How do thank your employees?

Tis the season – one reminder of the holiday season is the comedy Christmas Vacation. The 80’s classic is full […]

By |December 18th, 2016|Engagement, Leadership, Retention, Strategy, Team Performance|0 Comments

CEO to Commander in Chief: Do The Same Skills Apply?

Achieving the leadership status and title of the Commander in Chief – President of the United States of America – is the highest appointed leadership position one could achieve.  Sure – being a CEO is also a great achievement and the role is also intricate and complex. But leading a group of employees is much […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Communication, Engagement, Leadership|1 Comment

5 Things Employees Really Do At Work (Told in MEMEs)

By |July 13th, 2016|Engagement, Generations, Retention|0 Comments

5 Reasons Why Your Employees Hate Their Jobs

According to Gallup research – roughly 70% of employees are unhappy.  For those of you at home who are keeping track – that means only 3 out of every 10 employees are happy with their job.

I’m no mathematician but those are not good odds.

When your employees are unhappy – your customers are likely unhappy, too. […]

By |June 13th, 2016|Culture, Engagement, Leadership, Retention|0 Comments

How TSA Can Fix the Problems That Make Air Travel Suck

Fly the sorta friendly skies? If you’ve stood in line at a TSA check-point lately, you know the pain is real.  Long lines, unfriendly agents, and baffling processes (why are most of the check-point gates closed??) have lead to an astronomical 18,000 complaints every year.

TSA’s administrator – Paul Neffenger – was asked by Today Show Hosts’ Matt Lauer […]

Do You Spend More Time in Meetings Rather Than Getting Work Done?

By |May 10th, 2016|Communication, Culture, Engagement, Leadership, Strategy|0 Comments

Hey @Marriott – 7 Things to Learn From @United Merger Mistakes. #MarriottStarwood

Hey @Marriott,

Congratulations – you’re about to become the world’s largest hotel company.  But did you know that 83% of mergers and acquisitions have failed to boost shareholder returns – according to a KPMG study?

Recently United Continental Holding’s CEO – a month before he suffered a heart attack – apologized for the handling of the merger between […]

What Can You do to Attract & Retain #Millennial #Talent?

By |November 5th, 2015|Engagement, Retention|0 Comments

7 Factors That Make or Break #Mergers & #Acquisitions

This week Oscar Munoz, United Continental Holdings’ new CEO, will meet with labor leaders to reach new deals with the airlines’ flight attendants and mechanics – given they’re still under agreements set by the airlines predecessors.  This summit will take place 5-years after the merger between United and Continental Airlines.

Yes…5-years after the merger of 2 […]