Shelley Smith

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  • Delegation and Accountability shouldn’t be words that add “stress” in your world, but instead should give you a sense of freedom, accomplishment and ability to provide growth to those around you, leading to greater connections in trust, production, focus and profits. Here’s the story about the ...


  • Today, engaged employees are more important than ever.  It is key to understand employees' natural behaviors, what drives them to success and what motivates them.  How can you uncover the variables that play a significant role in impacting employees' ...


  • By Shelley Smith, Senior Consultant with PI Midlantic As our economy continues to show positive signs of improvement and employees begin to build back their confidence and security in themselves and their companies; they ...


  • Question:  Why do companies send managers and executives to receive executive coaching? What do most senior level executives need from coaching? How do you know if the coaching was successful and what do you look for in an executive coach?  Answer: Exectuive coaching... read the fulll answer ...


  • Yesterday we interviewed Shelley Smith, Senior Consultant from PI Midlantic, on How to Attract and Keep Talent on a Startup Budget. Today, we continue with part two and encourage startup business owners to ask themselves four questions before starting the hiring process. Read more ...


  • With tech companies like Google sporting budgets so big their average interns make $5,800 monthly, what can you do as a startup on a shoestring budget to secure your own talent? And if you’re lucky enough to get talent, how can you keep ...


  • For many employers, selecting the best candidates is the toughest part of the job. Once candidates have been selected, the challenge shifts to managing and understanding those individuals’ needs. Make the wrong choice and you run the risk of investing thousands of dollars training employees, ...


  • Conflict is perhaps a company’s most misunderstood and underutilized resource. Many people consider conflict a dirty word because they perceive disagreements as shameful or as signs of weakness. But when conflict is used in a healthy way, it can be a catalyst for innovation and ...


  • It’s the age-old question of nature versus nurture rephrased: were you born a CEO or did your environment make you into one? Most of us CEOs have probably considered this before and have some thoughts one way or another about ourselves. To answer the question ...


  • There are several buzzwords around business today. These include Empowerment (old), Employee Engagement (everyone is looking for the secret recipe), Diversity (now inclusion), Retention (moving beyond turnover), Succession Planning (talent replacement, high potential development, exit planning), and more. Individually the ‘words’ are great to have ...


  • Of the four business opportunities – people, execution, strategy and cash – which would you say is the one common issue across all companies regardless of industry? People! To become a high-performing organization, you must address people issues before they get out of hand, because when your ...


  • Much like life, workplace culture is made up of many moving parts, experiences and individuals. Success and problems are bigger than just one person, toxic or not. “Unsatisfying work is a product of an unsatisfying workplace,” writes SHRM’s CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. in a ...