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    Gratitude Amid Grief

    Posted on May 25, 2020


    Humor and Gratitude Jokes about the pandemic lock-down are coming fast and farcically on social media. If you follow the lines of humor, we are all stress-eating, working without pants, binge-watching Netflix and taking our laptops into the bathroom in the middle of Zoom meetings.   While humor helps us endure this surreal time, I […]Read More

    Cross-Training and Continuity When Disaster Strikes

    Posted on May 18, 2020


    Cross-training and Continuous Learnings The new COVID-19 reality not only underscores the importance of frequent and close communication, but of cross-training.   What if one of our team members falls ill with this highly contagious virus, or his parent, grandparent or child contracts it? We must support that member, learn to adapt and keep the […]Read More

    Pandemic Allows Leaders to Strengthen Bond with Workers

    Posted on May 11, 2020


    Being available as a leader As we practice social distancing and work remotely, the danger of becoming an emotionally distant and unavailable leader is as real as the health threat from COVID-19.   If your leadership style was mostly hands-off before the virus-induced lock-down, having employees work off-site might threaten to freeze daily communication channels […]Read More

    Understanding employees’ lives strengthens team’s fabric

    Posted on April 27, 2020


    Understanding employees’ lives strengthens team’s fabric In every organization, invariably, there is a team member who starts strong and then begins to slide, losing vitality or eroding morale. We never allow this slow unraveling to occur for long. When we see a team member becoming disenchanted or disengaged, we pull that person aside and examine […]Read More

    Valuing workers is the pathway to profits

    Posted on April 20, 2020


    Help employees bring their dreams out of the shadows I am always encouraging my Dasher teammates to follow their dreams. When I said this to one of our teammates, however, he rapidly responded that he doesn’t have a dream. But when I drilled down into this man’s life and values, I discovered that he did […]Read More

    Job seekers and bosses: Your main focus should be leadership

    Posted on April 13, 2020


    Focus on Leadership When I hear that a young person is leaving the nest and venturing out into the wide world of work, I always urge him or her to not look for a good job. Instead, I encourage prospective employees to look for a good boss. There’s a tangible difference. Far beyond providing a […]Read More

    The Interviewer Who Talks Too Much

    Posted on April 06, 2020


    Who Is Talking In many job interviews, the employers do much of the talking. They may go on and on about the company and what they want you to do. It’s a bad way to hire and should be a warning sign for job-seekers. Finding employees who are the right fit requires a process that […]Read More

    Deal-breakers in a job interview

    Posted on March 30, 2020


    Deal-Breakers Being late. Wearing too much jewelry.  Avoiding eye contact. We have all heard these alleged deal-breakers in a job interview. I don’t think we can give blanket red flags.  Every company has different core values, so the deal-breakers must reflect these core values. For example, if someone admits they are not a morning person […]Read More

    A Second Chance to Make a First Impression

    Posted on March 23, 2020


    A Second Chance One of our teammates at Dasher battled addiction at one point in their life. It led to poor decisions that landed them in prison. It also left them divorced and a single parent to a small child. Now sober and out of a destructive marriage, one negative remnant remained: a criminal charge […]Read More

    Words of Comfort for the ‘I don’t interview well’ Crowd

    Posted on March 16, 2020


    “I don’t interview well.” People who don’t interview well may think they are doomed never to get the job they want. Not true at Dasher. At Dasher, our strength is in hiring and creating a culture that empowers the economically fragile.  We give our job applicants so many chances to talk to us, so one […]Read More

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