A Key Factor for Success

I read this quote recently: “Successful people are so busy getting things done that they don’t have time to make excuses.” And it saddened me. It saddened me because of the lack of empathy and the broad generalizations that it paints with its few words. The message it conveys is that, no matter your current […]

Answering the Interview Question that is REALLY Being Asked

One recent morning, one of my children had this conversation with me: Dear Child (DC): “Mom, what is the temperature and what’s the high for the day?” Me: “Ummmm, it’s 34 degrees, and the high will be 48.” DC: “So should I wear a winter coat or a spring jacket?” All parents who have faced […]

Herzberg’s Theory & What It Means for Job Seekers

I saw an article that posed the question “Does More Compensation Improve Productivity?” After searching “higher pay better performance” and getting about 388 million results, it would seem that folks believe that higher pay is the solution to a company’s performance woes. The thing that might be getting lost here is the fact that psychologist […]

Lessons from Coach Elliot Uzelac that Every Leader Should Learn

The Benton Harbor (MI) Tigers made headlines across the country during this past football season. They were featured in Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and Good Morning America for their historic run at the state playoffs. I first heard about this story from my sister, Louise Wrege. She is a reporter who covers news in the St. […]

Promoting Soft Skills When Searching for Employment

A few weeks back, my eight-year-old son and I had this conversation: Son: “Mom, I like to make people happy.” Me: “That’s a good thing. How do you do that?” Son: “Well, my friend was sad at recess today because he wasn’t catching the football, so I said, ‘I wish I could kiss my armpit.’” […]

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