By Linda Dulye, president & founder, Dulye & Co. December 17, 2013
What’s the best gift for your top talent?
No, it’s not a hefty gift card or Super Bowl tickets.
The gift of a challenge goes farther than anything you can tie with a bow. A new, on-the-job opportunity, that stretches the thinking and actions of a staff member, sends a clear message from you of trust, confidence and true caring.
There really is a silver lining in the behavior on Capitol Hill over the past few weeks. The crackling debates, snarly standoffs and prickly posturing of political leaders serve as clear evidence that 11th-hour planning stinks.
There’s no reason to fall in that trap with your department as 2014 looms large. Now is the time to get your strategic game plan moving, without alienating or annoying anyone.
My PAPA model keeps you and your team engaged during the process. Follow these four steps and avoid the kind of spectacle that one senator called “an agonizing odyssey.”
By Linda Dulye, President & Founder, Dulye & Co. Published in Fox Business | Sept. 30, 2013
Whether your company has 1 or 100 interns, Dulye & Co. can help you maximize your investment in young talent today and for your future success.
Lately there has been lots of chatter about internships sparked by a growing movement to challenge the ‘no pay’ status that accompanies so many of them. Interns at the White House raised their opposition to unpaid internships. So did former interns at the Hearst Corporation, NBCUniversal and other corporate biggies.
Pay or no pay—the true value of many internships in non-profit, government, public and private sectors is being wasted.
The investment is being drained largely by how most internship programs are structured—as a one-way learning process.
Maximize your internship program with thesefive tips.
Those at the top of organizations are data focused. They ravenously devour daily operational performance stats about sales, orders, overhead costs, inventory, compensation, sick days, and so on. Ironically, data can also help save business leaders from themselves.
Crowds in excess of three million swarmed Brazil’s Copacabana Beach last Sunday for a glimpse of Pope Francis.
But many experienced more than a fleeting peek of the pontiff.
There was a bonafide connection between the spiritual leader and the spectators that transformed a jam- packed event into a powerful experience.
Although I didn’t make it to Rio, I recently attended a major national convention where—amidst the expansive venue and more than 4,300 attendees—I too felt a connection! While many factors clicked to create the zeal factor, three lead the charge, converting the grand-scale General Assembly of YMCAs into an exhilarating personal experience.
For all practical purposes, your first day on a job should be an energizing experience.
But for many, it’s anything but remarkable. More like forgettable—thanks largely to some fundamentals that go astray.
With a crop of new grads and veteran job transfers ready to report for that first day at work, now is the time to ensure that your onboarding practices keep your new hire motivated and feeling excited about working for you.