Posts Tagged ‘NHBSR’
Looking for a team building exercise? Volunteer in your community!
Any significant project in today’s workplace requires the cooperation of others. Even more than cooperation, successful outcomes only truly happen when a group of people decide to work alongside each other through thick and thin to accomplish their goal. They need to define roles, establish responsibilities, wade through obstacles and persevere through conflict, communicate clearly, and…Read More
Do you love where you work?
What do you love about the company you work for? I’m sure there is something you love about the company you work for. Hopefully there are lots of things. And that’s the way it should be. Creating workplaces of choice ought to be the job of every executive, manager, and human resources professional. That doesn’t…Read More
Are you in the right job?
Look for signs of job-fit, then do something about it! I have been in the wrong job before. So I completely understand the signs and signals — and the reasons why it happens. I was guilty of using everyone’s favorite refrain for sticking with it: “the people are great” and “the money is good.” Those had…Read More
Being smart doesn’t matter if you can’t relate to people
Understanding people should be a priority in your culture “I realize that you could have all the ‘book-smarts’ in the world, and it won’t matter a bit if you can’t relate to people.” Those were wise words spoken by a MBA student I met last night at a regional meeting of NHBSR. Becky said that…Read More
Eichert presents at NHBSR 2012 Spring Conference
Lots of people think about the environment when they hear a company talking about being socially responsible. The environment is very important and there’s much more we can all do to help protect our natural resources. But the reason I joined New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) is because I believe that socially responsible businesses…Read More
Finding real solutions: are you doing the right thing?
Here in New Hampshire, the weather forecast is calling for four straight days of sunshine. I couldn’t be happier after all the consistent off-and-on (more on) cloudiness we’ve had, culminating in a thunder and lightning storm last night that frightened the wits out of Grace. Sunshine just makes me happy. It seems to bring out…Read More
Warning! There may be untapped potential all around you!
What is the potential for any dog? I doubt this question gets asked much by dog owners. Many of us bring a canine pal into our homes for companionship (nothing wrong with that!). But we probably don’t put a dedicated focus on helping them reach their own potential. We’re often more interested in having them…Read More
“We listen” is simple tool that results in high employee engagement
Sometimes the work of a manager can be best accomplished by doing something very simple. Both dogs and progressive employers can serve as reminders and role models for this powerful (and free) technique. When Grace ignores a request I make of her, it’s easy to accuse of her of not listening to me. That’s the…Read More