Living the Vision

Company image is extremely important and whether you are a small business or a fortune 500 company this is something that should be a daily priority.  Many companies think that image and branding is the job of marketing and/or public relations and this could not be further from the truth.  Branding and image is the job of everyone who works at the company, from the CEO all the way down to the janitor, and you may laugh when I say that, but I’m not joking.  Every employee must live the image, yes that’s right live the image; you can’t sell it if you are not living it as a whole, meaning that everyone that works for you must share in the vision. Continue reading

Does time on the job give a free pass for poor job performance?

I recently had a friend ask my opinion on a situation that he was having at the office; he had an employee who has worked for him for many years and for whatever reason over the last year this employees job performance started to significantly go downhill; where he was once an excellent employee he was now less than a mediocre employee, and my friend wasn’t sure what to do. Continue reading