When the SHE DR is in, YOU win.

When it comes to the most important resource in your organization, the human one, big companies tend to over-complicate and small companies can ignore some of the basic and critical pieces of effective 'cradle to grave' handling of you and me.

If they get it right, it's a win/win for you AND them... The SHE DR is in:

'Post and Pray' is over. Go out of your way to get the right fit. Be PRO-ACTIVE. LinkedIn, join relevant groups, work your own contacts and ask others to do the same.  Don't forget employee referrals, the #1 way go get great candidates.
Behavioral Interviewing. Make sure your evaluation is competency based. Gut isn't good enough! Keep it objective. Give homework to see what they can do. Source/Interview twice, Hire once. I just made that up.
10 question employees as consciously or un... YOU should know the answer to. (expectations? recognition, development, opinions, etc.)
How can we work together to improve performance in your current role and prepare you for the next one?
Employees don't leave companies, they leave managers, and few others. Do you know what they are?

Let's keep it simple.
What am I missing? What are the other keys to success?
Thanks for your feedback!


7 pic Euro Vacation recap

Summer is flying by, hope you had/have great vacations that didn't break the bank!




Enjoy the rest of your summer. Don't blink, August is here...


Financial Friend$ & Enemie$

There is no shortage of financial tips and tricks, hot stocks and get rich quick and flip programs... There is no substitute for common sense and diligence.

There was a recent piece on +CNBC about security breaches; Anthem, HD, Target, and the Federal Government and tax returns...

'What can you do to protect yourself?' The expert offered sage, timeless simple advice: PAY ATTENTION

and who better to learn from when it comes to pay attention lessons?


It wasn't that long ago when you got your credit card bill monthly via snail mail... sat down with the unopened letter (the ritual often required an adult beverage in reach in case the news was really bad) and brace for impact... what was the damage? Will I have enough left over to feed the dog? That sad guessing game had us set up to fail.

Those days are over and all of your financial information is accessible in real time.

2 tips for friends & enemies now that we have all have real time access:

1.) Make a regular habit to check in with your friends, your money, keep it close, several times a week, if not daily, so you know what you have and what's due to go out. I'm a mint.com guy.
     (balance the checkbook, create and reference list of upcoming expenses. No more surprises!)

2.) Keep the enemy closer: What are those credit cards up to today? Know what your total spend is everyday. Do you know? The more you look the more you'll see trends and opportunities to cut.

How do you keep your organized, what other resources do you use?


Time IS Money

This never gets old.  Start young.  Best advice I ever received.  

Spread the word to a young person.  It might be the best advice they will ever receive.

The single greatest factor in personal finance ROI... Time.


Manage the best of the interweb

Always good to refresh and manage our website resources.  What routines have you settled into and what blind spots have you created?  Might there be a better way, some great new site we haven't heard of yet?  Maybe. Be on the look out for habits created, work to maintain a #Growth Mindset.

The Muse is a great career resource.  
This list of sites is great to get you thinking of how you roll...

99 sites every professional should know about

I like the 7 apps that will make you happier.  
100" of snow this season?  I'll try anything!

Good luck shoveling your way through the noise to stay
 organized, productive and efficient!