Category: How To

What Are You Still Doing Here?

Most companies regularly review their employee’s performance. But, how often do they ask their employees to review the company? It’s common practice for this to be done in an exit interview. But by then, it’s kind of “too little, too late”…… right? I believe the key is to find out how employees think and feel […]

6 Tips for Corporate Wellness Success

You’ve probably heard the term “employee wellness” used around your office. Over the last 10 years, employee wellness programs have become more and more popular as employers start to recognize the benefits of having healthier employees. Obvious paybacks include less sick days, lowers health care costs, and happier employees. And then there’s the allure the […]

Leadership Development Dos and Don’ts

Leadership Development Dos and Don’ts We hear the words “leader” and “leadership” used all the time. Organizations need leaders. That much is rather simple. But leadership in and of itself is very complex. In fact, leadership is one of the single most researched topics in Industrial-Organizational (“I-O”) psychology. And leadership development – while fascinating, can be a […]

Man Vs. Burnout

Long gone is the “9 to 5” work day. A lot of us have abandoned the goal of “work-life balance.” And instead are focused on a personal sense of general wellness, and less on striking some sort of perfect equilibrium typically defined by someone other than ourselves. Some people see this as a problem. Personally, […]

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 […]

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 […]