Is It Time To Fire That Well-liked (but Under-performing) Employee?

Have you ever supervised someone who is a very good person but does not perform worth a darn? This is a fairly common, and tricky, situation faced by managers.

Who Are The Unsung Heroes At Your Business?

The recent accidental death of a high school classmate got me thinking not just of the pain of loss, but also the vacuum created when someone you count on is gone.

JOBS: Do The Politicians Really Get It?

Do you think those folks in Washington D.C. really get what it means to people to have meaningful work? Quite frankly, I don’t think most do. They have spent years developing a regulatory landscape that does an increasingly good job at ensuring bureaucrats have jobs, and that encourages employers to ship goods-producing jobs out of the country.

Business Lessons From Two Football Teams

Since Sunday’s Super Bowl, I have been thinking about business lessons we can learn from the franchises involved. So what do you think… anything we can learn? I believe there are a couple of lessons we can take into the non-sports business world.

Frustration With Feds Leading To Off-shoring?

The Dow hit over 12,000 yesterday (Feb. 1, 2011), which seems to indicate the financial strength of a number of U.S. Companies is improving (i.e. Ford Motor Company, Hewlett Packard, General Electric, etc.). So why are job creation and the return of better paying jobs not keeping pace with those improvements?