Tag Archives: #performance

Promotions: What Problems are You Willing to Take on?

A new job is exciting and, usually, very anxiety-ridden. The anticipation of different challenges, being exposed to a new work culture or perspective, and even just an alternative commute can shake away the doldrums. Refreshing, right? Initially, and depending on the type of job you’re going into versus what you’ve already experienced, this “refreshed” feeling […]

Layoffs to Layups: Where Can We Find the Positive

This topic is treacherous territory to implement, much more even to debate. My experience with this dark and gloomy concept has usually been where I’m the one getting the pink slip, (side note: it’s usually a single layoff and not inclusive with a mass one). Each time it’s happen to me, I’ve been devastated even […]

“Why treat your teammates like customers?”: Lessons from Bob

First: sorry (again) for the long hiatus; I’ve officially completed my MBA after finishing my last semester completing four classes and experiencing my first peak season in the e-commerce industry…I survived, (i.e. I’m making a T-shirt for myself with that slogan)! I will thoroughly miss my time in the classroom and I anticipate the knowledge […]

Wax-on or Wax-off: Choosing the Right Sensei

For any “green around the gills,” contributing member to society, like most millennials are today, there’s one critical task that many forget or don’t find significance in completing appropriately: finding the right mentor. Maybe there’s a huge mental divide between the mindset for being successful in college versus being successful in the real world that […]

Providing Employees with the Right Tools: An Economic Perspective

In my recent Econ of the Firm class in my MBA program, we discussed certain laws including one of diminishing returns. This law simply states that the value gained from each additional resource obtained will eventually decline after a certain number of resources are obtained; hence it’s not economically feasible to continue purchasing more of […]

The big, detailed picture: best of both!

I’m just finishing up my first business trip with my most recent company and it’s been an extremely worthwhile experience for several reasons. Not only did I get a better overall view of the company as a whole by visiting their headquarters or home office (HQ), I’ve met some incredible people over the various sites, […]

Unlimited Vacations: Too irresponsible?

I am about to begin my third week at my new job with Jet.com and I’m still grasping how they’re able to offer some incredible benefits, most obvious would be the unlimited vacation or paid time off, (PTO). I mean, you’re probably thinking what I am: who does that?! Especially since I already work 4-10’s […]

Come on get “Hired”

To go off my most recent post on going through the interview process and what a great experience I had with my interviewers, I wanted to talk about what I did to get hired. Also, I couldn’t pass up the play on words with a good song by Matt Nathanson. I know there are some […]

ROBA Part 2: Are your employees the TITS?

To continue with the TITS concept from my last post, we addressed some broad suggestions on how to keep your employees engaged. I wanted to further define what I would suggest in getting authentic and useful feedback from your employees to improve your business for all stakeholders. Now for customers, who are just as important […]

Can I measure a ROBA: Return on Being Awesome?

No, I’m not objectifying women body-parts because its an acronym, but it got your attention, yes? As I’ve given credit to a few very special people in helping me realize how to embrace and implement personal change, I wanted to also discuss how organizations, groups, or companies should be given credit for providing personal change. […]

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