How to Remember Names


Have you ever met someone and forgotten their names a few seconds later? If so, here are some Tips, Tricks, Tools, and Techniques to Remember Names with Greater Ease:

  1. Believe you can – ignore the self-talk (i.e. I’m terrible with names”).
  2. Pay attention – focus on the person you are meeting.
  3. Link name to someone/something you know:
    1. Friends & family – do they have the same name as anyone you know?
    2. Meaning of names – think about the meaning of the person’s name.
    3. Create a visual image – most people tend to be visual, so try linking an image to the person’s name.

Next time you meet someone, try these techniques to remember their names.


How to Build a Championship Team

There are many parallels between sports teams and the workplace. Championship teams and high-performing organizations are built when you align leadership practices, strategy, and culture. The story of the 1980 US men’s hockey team illustrates that alignment, which led to one of the greatest upsets in sports history – known today as the “Miracle on Ice.” The following clips from the 2004 movie, “Miracle” outlines the journey of becoming a championship team. Read the rest of this entry »


How to be an Engaging Communicator

Think about 2 or 3 people who are engaging communicators. What makes them so engaging and effective?

When we send a message to others, our words, voice, and body language are the three key components. When we are not congruent in our message, here’s what the listener takes in:

Words = 7%
Voice = 38%
Body Language = 55%

Congruency is the key to ensuring our message is heard and understood by listeners in the way that we intended. Pay attention to (don’t judge) how congruent others are in their communications. Observe yourself and try making adjustments so that you can become an engaging communicator.


Calming the Cranky

We’ve all come across those grouchy, ill-tempered, cranky people throughout our lives. Some of us might even be unfortunate enough encounter them on a daily basis. If you’re one of those people, here are a few things you can try to calm the cranky co-worker, spouse, customer, or whoever it may be: Read the rest of this entry »


Finding the Talent – Recruiting Best Practices in Trucking

The Transportation Industry plays a vital role in our country’s infrastructure and recovery. The U.S. economy depends on trucks to deliver nearly 70% of goods to households, businesses, and communities. To help in the growth and success of trucking companies, here are some best practices for recruiting top talent: Read the rest of this entry »


The Challenges of an Aging Population

Our healthcare system is facing unprecedented challenges caused by a nursing shortage, an aging Registered Nurse (RN) workforce, combined with the growing healthcare needs of the Baby Boomer generation (born 1946-1964).

The Nursing Shortage

According to Health Affairs, the nursing shortage in the U.S. is projected to reach 260,000 by 2025. Unlike previous nursing shortages in the past decades, a shortage of this magnitude is going to be unprecedented. Read the rest of this entry »


Starting Out in the Right Gear – Effective Onboarding in Trucking

An effective onboarding process is essential to keep the drivers you recruit. Close to 40% of new hires will have already decided within the first 72 hours whether or not they plan on staying. Consider the following as you evaluate your current new hire onboarding…


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Pensions, 401K, and IRAs – Oh My

HR Professionals today are often faced with a veritable “Babel” of retirement savings plan names/types. Variants for not for profit organizations proliferate. It almost takes a full-time Financial Planner to understand the many possibilities and pitfalls. Many employees expect HR Managers and Benefits Specialists to take them by the hand and lead them through the forest and past the wolves who would take their money. Many employees are scared of making mistakes and/or admitting their ignorance, and  ignore the subject on into the years just prior to retirement. YOU and your staff must strive to: achieve acceptable levels of knowledge about plans offered by your organization, learn the support services offered by your plan providers, become truly conversant in “retirement speak”, work with providers to properly educate employees, and then monitor employee sentiment and concern about the results as part of ongoing organizational analysis.

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