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Tides are changing – job search success

Indeed we have a new moment emerging – we have ….  OnCourse Group provides outplacement services to businesses helping downsized and laid off employees transition out of the organization and into an aggressive job search for their next position.  A big part of their job search is using social media effectively and through this process we’ve made a little discovery….shhhhh….everyone’s ...

Leadership – dual hat managing

What does it take to master the art of management?  As we consider management development we know the times have changed over the last thirty years.  Sure, management is still getting work done through others but it’s the nature of the work.  Today most managers at almost every level are ‘working’ managers – they ‘dual hat’.  A manager today has ...

Leadership – Detail orientation

What characteristic gets rewarded and promoted in most businesses? If you said ‘Attention to details’ then you are right!  To be successful in business you need to have attention to detail to carry out your work well.  But what happens when we managers are promoted to strategic positions – positions where a course and direction needs to be set for ...

Teams – Professionalism

Where does it start?  Where is that slippery slope starting from being a team and caring for your teammates to being unprofessional?  I’m sure it starts with the tone set by the manager; most managers don’t feel comfortable discussing what is professional and what’s not.  How comfortable is it to tell one of your employees that their dress is inappropriate, ...

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