Category: Advice

Does Your Company Need Help?

  14 West Organizational Development: A Case Study Recently a company came to us with a major issue. They were losing 1.2 million dollars a year   … in large part due to high employee turnover. But they couldn’t figure out why. Together, we pinpointed problems, crafted effective solutions, and now just a year later they’ve […]

Hackers Hoping To Kill Your V-Day Love Buzz

It’s Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air. A lot of folks are feeling a little starry-eyed… and scammers are taking note. So be on the lookout for some of these tried and true Valentine’s Day tricks. ​The most common are phony florists, online dating scams, phony electronic greeting cards and delivery scams. So, here are the red flags you need to […]

Why is “Normal” Acceptable?

  nor ● mal         adjective conformation to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.          noun the usual, average, or typical state or condition.   I like to surround myself with weird people; people who look at the standards and then challenge them, rework them and replace them. I […]

Failing for Dummies

I visited with some colleagues earlier this month to talk about their business plans and goals for 2017. And when I boarded my flight home, I sat back and got comfortable… and I just laughed. As a resource to entrepreneurs, I spend my time working with people willing to take risks, to try things no […]

How To: Protect Yourself This Tax Season

As if we needed another reason to loathe tax season… Cybercriminals have taken note of the fact that tax season makes an awful lot of people worried and therefore vulnerable. This state of mind makes folks the ideal target for them, and they’re wasting no time. In fact, reports of successful tax season scams began […]

How To: Successfully Unplug for the Holidays

The holidays are officially here! For many… likely most… work is going to come to a temporary halt. Inevitably some people are prematurely tuning out, while others are trying to capitalize on every last second they’ve got in the office. But no one person’s response to the season is right or wrong. In fact, this […]

Why Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be to Screw Up

Most people are afraid of failure… including those of us who claim we embrace it. This is particularly true in the workplace. No one wants to be a disappointment. And what’s worse than wasting someone’s time and money? So it’s pretty natural to feel that failure is what we call “the absolute worst.” Well, it’s not. […]