When Your Top Performer Resigns …Don’t Bargain, Berate or Bypass!

April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We’ve all been there. One of your best and brightest employees, one of your top performers, one of your high potentials walks into your office and asks for a few minutes of your time. You immediately get that pit in the bottom of your stomach. Your intuition jumps in and you know this isn’t going [...]

What My 18-year-old Taught Me About Leadership!

April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

My daughter graduated from high school this past May, and is currently on The World Race (a gap year program, #3n9, living on 3 different continents over 9 months). This is not simply traveling around the world with a backpack; rather, they are assigned a host ministry with which they serve in each country. She started [...]

Saying No to Say Yes!

October 10th, 2016|blog, Uncategorized|

“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” I read a piece by Marshall Goldsmith this week and it really resonated with me. He wrote about how he sometimes has a hard time saying “no.” He wrote, “This is practically impossible as [...]

CONVERSATIONAL Curiosity as a Core Value

August 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

“You don’t have to know everything in the world. We aren’t supposed to. It makes you boring in mixed company if you can’t be interested and ask questions of other people.” ~ Angela Johnson I know enough about myself to know that I get really frustrated by people who don’t ask any questions of others. [...]

The Business Case for Staying Connected

July 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Laurie loved working. She loved her job. She envisioned working full-time until the day she was forced to retire. She always thought she would continue to work full-time even after she had children. She didn't entertain the idea of leaving and becoming a stay-at-home mom. She had her first baby, and returned to work as [...]

It’s All About ME!

May 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

For some of you, the title of this article may fly in the face of what you have read about successful leaders – that they need to have specific attributes and style to be successful, or that they create such high-performing teams that they become unnecessary. Although there are certainly common attributes of successful leaders, [...]

Part 2: Differentiators for HR Talent

March 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Stacy Sollenberger, Partner with ISHR Group, recently completed a Benchmarking Study focused on HR Talent Development. Over the course of 3 weeks, we will share the results of this study. Last week, March 7, we shared what Stacy uncovered in terms of the current environment affecting HR. This week, March 14, we will talk about [...]